Worship is one of those fascinating topics that can both unite and divide the church.
Many churches are dying.
None of us gathered there would call ourselves racists or would even think that. But what we are guilty of is apathy.
If an unchurched person returns time and time again, Bruce notes that a lot of these people (even adults) will trust Christ as their Lord and Savior.
"I’m discouraged by the behavior of leaders who criticize, attack or diminish the significance of other Christian ministers," says Philip Wagner.
"If I need to forgive myself, it suggests that I am the God that I have offended and need to appease."
“True leadership is measured by how you treat the poor and neglected,” Bryan Stevenson reminds us.
Everything we do as a church must be done for the glory of God.
According to the book of Romans, every Christian is called upon by God to minister the Word of God to other believers.
"Mark Zuckerberg and Jesus may have more in common than you think. Both are masters at making disciples—it’s just that Mark may not know it yet."
The change is a substitute for dealing with people issues.
"None of us would purposely place a 'Closed for Business' sign on our churches—so we must be careful we haven’t done so by our unintentional actions."
Leadership Evangelism is the process by which senior pastors single-handedly ignite a movement within their church that will cause it to double in size in three years or less.
We consider a church to be in dramatic decline when the average worship attendance drops by 20 percent or more in three months or less.
A believer believes in Jesus. A Christian follows his commands.
A curious thing happens when a church and its shepherds are committed to this radical notion of gospel-centrality.
“Members of the clergy now suffer from obesity, hypertension and depression at rates higher than most Americans."
The Bible is full of people whose lives were defined by acts of faith, yet they were deeply flawed.
David Platt, President of the International Mission Board, tells us that the call to missions began much longer before Matthew’s Gospel.
When teenagers experience a Christianity that normalizes risk then it not only drives their faith deeper, but it takes their faith wider.