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"We are not black churches. We are not white churches. We are not Latino churches. We are not Asian churches. We are the church of Jesus Christ. We are members of the same body. In the true church of Jesus Christ, the walls of racism and injustice come down."
Are your worship ministry goals designed for success? Don't handicap your worship ministry with weak goals. Progress and momentum are closer than you think.
Is marriage better than singleness? As people grow older, is remaining single a sign of their immaturity? Christopher Yuan thinks the biblical answer to these questions is a clear, "No."
God does not normally strike people down. In fact, Jesus resists his disciples when they want this to happen (Luke 9:54). This kind of striking-down is rare in the New Testament; we only have two substantial cases of it occurring: the story of Ananias and Sapphira.
Never think, says Dr. Meg Meeker, that you have no power to help your teens navigate challenges like social media, depression, and premarital sex. The dangers are real, she says, but "there’s a lot parents (and youth leaders) can do.”
“We know that prayer is one of our primary priorities in ministry," says Daniel Henderson, "but it’s hard to lead where you’ve not gone yourself.”
Roger Lane says, "The church is a living organism. It will always take funding." But what does it look like to raise money in a way that honors God?
"What you’re doing matters enormously," says Stephen Witmer to small town pastors. Stephen is a small town pastor himself and as such has valuable insights into the beauty and challenges of small church ministry.
The opposite of every sin struggle, says Christopher Yuan, is holiness. Christopher shares with us why the church must return to a biblical view of singleness and provides other insights into how pastors can help Christians pursue holy sexuality.
The problem of evil is one of the most difficult topics any human being ever has to wrestle with. While Thomas Jay Oord's response to this issue is certainly controversial, he believes there is solid biblical evidence to back it up.
"Listen a lot," is Megan Fate Marshman's advice to ministry leaders. This week, Megan shares how conducting an "Ephesians 4" ministry honors God and creates space for people to feel valued and truly own what they believe.