To prepare for the Gathering, participants were given some questions to spark their ideas on ministry and the local church. We thought it could be helpful to pass those questions on to YOU!
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There are some Christian scholars who support the idea of government help for the poor.
There are many leadership lessons to be learned in the story of the 1949 Mann Gulch in which 13 firefighters were killed and the story is well told by Norman Maclean in his book Young Men and Fire...
If you are a leader, what has been your experience connecting with teens on a deeper level? If you are a teen or young adult, what do you wish your church understood?
Telling faith stories is a powerful way to share what God is doing in our community, our churches, and our homes. Has your church developed any unique storytelling traditions or practices that other churches could adapt?
D.A. Carson responds to the fact that he had written what he called a "restrained critique" of the emerging church movement, and was chided with "white hot" indignation for not having approached the persons named in his critique privately as per the text.
Since we now keep all minutes electronically, there is no obvious existing option for storing hard-copy signatures. How have other churches handled this?
A Bangladeshi once described one of his countrymen as "having his feet in two boats." This same picture could be applied to a person who tries to maintain an image of Biblical orthodoxy and who is thinking with a secular mindset at the same time, for example, Joshua, Elijah, Jesus, and James.
Our church leaders are wanting to listen better to the needs of our people in the church community specifically focusing on spiritual growth.
Perhaps one of the biggest objectives for a worship planner is to drive home the pastor’s message. How can these two parties work together to create a cohesive and meaningful experience?
Has your church has found any creative or practical ways to minister and show love to those who are homebound during the winter?
In his article "Through African Eyes", John Azumah relates how North American churches can embody cultural imperialism with a very paternalistic attitude to spiritually healthy, vibrant and doctrinally orthodox African churches.