Imagine living in first-century Corinth, Smyrna or Ephesus. You and your family are looking for a church and so you arrange for a family meeting. You discuss your options, your preferences, and embark on
The first question someone asks me when they hear I’m a Church Planter is always, “How many people go to your church on Sunday?” To which I usually reply, “I don’t know; I never
When I was first training for ministry in the early 1990s, it was common for pastors to switch churches every few years. Most veteran pastors had served three, five, even ten churches in the
I was recently introduced to a cultural term-Tall Poppy Syndrome-which was new to me but which expresses a phenomenon I have repeatedly observed. It is a term that expresses a cultural notion, prevalent in
Pastors, imagine if we could preach our sermons through metal screens, scamper backstage, collect a paycheque, bolt out the door and never look anyone in the eye. How awesome would that be! We could
The biblical doctrine of water baptism has taken a beating. Christians disagree on its function, its form, and the appropriate age and circumstances required to be baptized. And I doubt the global church will
By grace, God has dispensed unique spiritual gifts to his people that are intended to bring him glory and benefit the church. Lists of gifts occur in several places in the New Testament (Rom.