I love the church and I want it to succeed. But we cannot be passive. Every church must work hard at staying healthy. Unhealthy churches eventually die. Here are 100 unhealthy practices that can
Six weeks ago our church opened the doors to a new 800-seat Worship Centre. This construction project cost us several years of time, a ton of money, much prayer, and the involvement of hundreds
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
I am a big believer that God uses all sorts of personalities to advance his Kingdom. We see this in Scripture. Biblical figures display a wide array of strengths and weaknesses, cultural backgrounds, and
A few years back I hit a wall. I was tired, stressed and anxious about the prospect of returning to church ministry after a vacation. I shut down; my body felt panicked and weak.
In today’s Christian culture, leadership has become a highly studied and thoroughly debated topic. More than ever, it seems, church leaders are turning to worldly ideologies and philosophies to determine strategies and define success.
A common belief pertaining to understanding Scripture is: when reading the Bible it is always best to take the plain, literal meaning of the text. But is it always that simple? Take, for example,
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