Satan is your accuser. He has all the dirt on you. He knows what you did. And what if he told your church or your friends what you’ve done?
There is much a pastoral search committee can do and should do in an attempt to successfully bring the best possible candidate to their church.
The challenge is that unchurched people aren’t exactly flocking to most churches, and many Christians seem stumped as to why that is.
"When you die to yourself, something greater rises."
Passion can come through readily in a video that complements a written invitation.
"There is a difference between it being hard and being lousy."
At the root of everything Jesus did was His prayer life. Jesus deliberately prayed before He acted.
Is church resuscitation common? No. Is church resuscitation possible? Yes. In God’s power, yes.
In order for you to draw the interest of the unchurched, you will need to have tangible action items.
The best long-term strategy for church growth is not church growth.
“Churches aren’t growing because of conversions. Churches are just swapping sheep.”
We must help believers feed themselves on the Word if we will make disciples who make disciples.
"The Lord’s people living in these United States have been handed a choice."
I meet a lot of people who say they wouldn’t be caught dead inside of a church building, that their life is too messed up to be embraced by the arms of God, and that their previous failures are too monstrous to be forgiven by the grace of Jesus.
"Who are these happy people?"
Most of the writing in the New Testament about how to live in a church exists because the church has never been perfect. Most, if not all, of the letters were written to solve problems in the church.
Let’s think about what we talk about the most, and let’s make sure in our conversations and our practice the great commission is more than the great intention.
"Everybody IS being spiritually formed. It’s just a matter of whether or not it is intentional or haphazard."
Take care of your staff
As followers of Jesus who recognize the sovereignty of God over the nations, we must realize that crisis moments in the earth can be catalytic for the gospel.