Why Pastors Often Leave Their Church in the Third Year
In may seem confusing, but most pastors leave their church in the third year and the average length of a pastorate is 3.6 years.
"Advice for Graduates" by Dr. Gil McKee
Bethel Baptist Church
Each Member by becoming a Member or continuing to be a Member assents to the following agreement among the Members. This agreement shall be known as the Covenant … We believe the Holy Spirit led each of us personally1 to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, 2 and we have declared our faith by word3 and baptism. 4 Because of this, we willingly enter into a covenant with all the members of Bethel Baptist Church, as one body in Christ. 5 We walk together in love6 without regard to national origin, gender, income, or social standing, 7 working together to serve our church with the power of the Holy Spirit. 8 We support one another through regular attendance and we support the pastor(s) who lead our church, increasing their joy as…
3 Bad Reasons to Leave Your Church
Stop treating your local church like your high school girlfriend, and start treating it like the bride of Christ. You don’t leave the church when it doesn’t share the same musical interests, when it hurts your feelings, or when a newer, more popular one catches your eye. The people of God, the Church around the …
Pastor Andrew Stoecklein Was Inside Church When He Attempted Suicide, Police Reveal
Megachurch Pastor Andrew Stoecklein was at work inside the Inland Hills Church his father founded in Chino, California, when he attempted to take his life last Friday, which ultimately led to his death a day later, local police have revealed.
Why Attending Church No Longer Makes Sense
Wonder why more and more people have stopped attending church? Maybe the era of church attendance is ending. Here's why and what to do about it.
10 Commandments for a Friendly Church
Speak to People. A cheerful word of greeting can make the day brighter for anyone. Some folks would never speak unless spoken to first. It would be a quiet world if everyone refused to speak until spoken to Give Folks a Friendly Smile. A smile costs so little and does so much good. Your smile is your greatest asset. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Proverbs 15:13 Call Folks By Name. The sound of a friendly voice calling your own name is sweet music. It is a tune anyone can play. Be Friendly and Helpful. If you want friends, be friendly. Don’t build walls around yourself. Build bridges. A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend…
An Appeal For An Explanation: Derek Thomas, P&R, and Plagiarism
A number of people have spoken to me concerning the recent plagiarism charges against Derek Thomas, which P&R have confirmed on their website (www.prpbooks.com/book/acts), though P&R uses the euphemistic phrase "unattributed content."
Why Google and BuzzFeed Need the Church
When big corporations make big moral decisions, where is the church’s voice?
Fairhaven Baptist Church
Bible Text: I Peter 3:10-12 | Preacher: Roger Voegtlin | Series: Transcribed Sermons Please turn in your Bibles to I Peter chapter 3, verses 10 through 12. I’m going to preach this morning simply on how to enjoy life. Everybody wants to enjoy life, but some don’t, and some do. I think we see a secret to this in I Peter 3 starting with verse 10. “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek …