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.
How I Almost Lost the Bible
Had it not been for the first editor of CT, I likely would have gone the way of liberal scholar Bart Ehrman.
Iowa: 'Some' churches must comply with transgender bathroom laws
Is a church a place of public accommodation and if so – are congregations required to follow anti-discrimination laws regarding gender and sexual orientation?
How to Uncheapen Grace in Your Church
The very nature of grace throws off all measurements of balance. You don’t balance out law with grace, or vice versa. They don’t keep each other in check. Thinking so reveals a misunderstanding of both.
Seeing How God is Working at Trinity by Mark Barr
Seeing How God is Working at Trinity My wife, Marcia, and I are visiting Sunday School classes. We are following up on a wonderful suggestion to visit each Sunday School class twice. This experience is providing us a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand how God is working at Trinity Baptist Church in a variety of …
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…
"Advice for Graduates" by Dr. Gil McKee
Why I am a CBF Baptist
By Heather Burke Well, my knee-jerk response is to say, “The SBC wouldn’t have me.” I’m a woman ordained to the gospel ministry. I don’t like other people telling me who God made me to be. God and …
What (Some) Church Members Really Mean When They Say They Want Their Church to Grow
You will rarely find a church member who says he or she is not for growth in the church. But many church members have unspoken, perhaps unknown, conditions attached to the statement.
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…