Starting a new church, but short on leaders? A few years ago, we interviewed a number of Greater Boston’s church planters to ask how they were developing new leaders for their churches. Here are some of their tips for raising new leaders.
What to do when your church changes
These days in my retirement ministry, most of the churches where I’m invited to preach have these things in common… –Almost no man wears a necktie or suit. –On the platform you find all kinds of musical instruments. –Huge screens are mounted on the front walls, where the words of songs and scripture are projected. –Many people in the congregation read Scripture from their phones. –Worship leaders are often wearing jeans and sneakers. –In the announcements, you hear of mission trips to foreign countries, regardless of the size of the church. –Fewer and fewer hymns are being sung, and when the old ones are brought out, they’re given new treatments. Mostly, though, what’s being sung in worship was written in the past 10 or 12 years. –Churches announce on their outside signs “blended”…
What Does Fullness of the Spirit Bring?
6 Disruptive Church Trends That Will Rule 2017
The culture continues to change rapidly around you as a church leader. Here are 7 disruptive church trends that will rule 2017.
What Does the Bible Say About Drinking Wine?
Read John 2:9. When is it permissible to have a drink?
A Tragic Death, a Family Rift—and a Chance to Learn the Truth After 55 Years
Young Danny Marcus’s death in 1964 ruptured his family. Decades later, a home DNA test gave them a chance to heal.
The Works of John Newton, vol. 6
The final volume of Newton’s Works includes 236 letters and writings from Newton to his fellow preachers, to members of his congregation and community, and to unnamed individuals dealing with personal matters and in need of spiritual counsel. This collection also contains memoirs, commentary on social topics, political reflections, and Newton’s own thoughts on the slave trade.
Why we will no longer be a welcoming church
We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
Top 25 Hymns Lutherans Love to Sing
The worship arts department keeps track of the music that is sold, downloaded, and licensed. Based upon that information these are the top twenty-five hymns that Lutherans love to sing. Are your favorites listed here? What are your favorite hymns to sing Hymn Title 656/657 725 525 556 922 594 461 533 685 655 465 617 395 449/450 805 790 332 636 644 Lois Just As I Am Without One Plea? At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing? Chief of Sinners? I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table? Love Divine, All Loves Excelling? Abide with Me? Come, Thou Fount of ev’ry blessing? Go to dark Gethsemane? What a friend we have in Jesus? My hope is built on nothing less? See This Wonder in the Making? I’d like to vote for a top…
Trumpet Radio 101.3, Edmond, OK, by the Philadelphia Church of God
KPCG.fm is the radio station of the Philadelphia Church of God broadcasting a mix of talk radio and classical and contemporary Christian music on 101.3 FM in Edmond, OK.