For many years, I struggled to teach myself how to play guitar. After getting stuck, I took more lessons and my learning picked up. This is much like discipleship in the church today.
Here are 10 vital signs that offer insight into the health of a congregation — five commitments and five functions.
We are always preparing for this mission of demonstrating biblical love to others — not as an “evangelism program,” but as a natural display of Christ’s love to others.
How do you disciple a new believer? Jesus recognized that the people He encountered were at different stages of growth and development, and He worked to challenge each of them to the next level.
Check out this warmly engaging article by Edmund Clowney that sketches out three factors giving fuel to Reformed missions.
In the Ministry Today magazine, they recently had an article entitled 9 Reasons Christians Don't Evangelize. How can we, the church, renew our passion for sharing the Gospel?
"Before I became a Christian, my life was pretty much about myself without thinking about anybody else," says Marv. Check out this video of how God turned his life around.
My pastor always begins the celebration of communion at our church with a warning: “We’re going to do something really weird now. It's important, and it's Biblical, but it's also pretty strange.”
The Forest City attendance graph showed growth but the home group graph showed plateau. They began to ask, “Why are small groups not growing at the same rate as our congregation?”
This webinar recording will walk you through ways to live and share Jesus through Coffee Break. Learn new ways to share the gospel story!
What should be included in a new member's class? Please share your ideas, best practices - and maybe things to avoid - in developing a new members class.
It’s important to marinade in our need for the cross—our continuing need for the cross. Join Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee on Groundwork in discussing Jesus the suffering servant and Son of God.
The Pharisees tried to ensnare Jesus in His own words. I’m not sure what they expected Him to say in reply, but what He did say ensnared the trappers. Check out the conversation on Groundwork!
Recently, Groundwork continued a series on spiritual disciplines that is less about doing, and more about being or living. How do we live our faith with discipline?
ReFrame offers a broad array of media experiences with the goal that you see what God is doing in your life and around the world. We invite you to share these radio episodes and blog posts.
Groundwork is a radio and podcast program using dialog and conversation to dig into tough issues from the Bible. Hosts Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee guide listeners in thoughtful, yet casual conversations.
“Ministry of presence” is a favorite phrase of chaplains to describe how they work — with or without words — to be the vehicle of God’s love. Some speak of this as “incarnational ministry.”
Groundwork is a 25-minute radio and podcast program using dialogue and conversation to dig into tough issues from the Bible. In this set, we hear about the challenges facing those sharing the Gospel in Africa and in America
"Do not be conformed to this world..." Romans 12:2. One searching believer's thoughts on the connection between being 'in the world and not of it' and the gospel message of belonging.
Listening to others and what they experience in their lives makes us better and more productive tools of God; ones that can carry out His purposes.
This one-hour learning event, based on the Heidelberg Catechism, is an easy and practical way for you to be equipped to be active in sharing your faith.
People get missions and evangelism mixed up. To many Christians, missions is going to another country and evangelism is knocking on doors, stopping people in the streets. Evangelism is missions. And the mission field is at our front door.
What do we mean when we say that "God is Love"?
How many people know your church exists? What does it take to see a good number at your first worship service as a church planter?
“I will be visiting a close relative in the next couple of weeks. My relative is not a Christian. I would love to give them a pamphlet or small book which explains the gospel. What would you suggest?”