A strict and clear definition of ‘church’ guards against mission creep, cultural and non-biblical norms, and unnecessary discouragement.
American evangelicalism has emerged in the 21st century not as a prophetic witness but as a political action committee.
Scripture does not require brothers and sisters in Christ to agree about everything, but it does place certain expectations on the way we are to disagree with one another.
What is the one thing a church needs from its pastor?
He, the Creator of everything that is, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Alpha and the Omega, the Seed who crushed the serpent’s head, the Beginning and the End, became weak, disabled, and disposed of.
The chatter that happens on the way out is a glorious reminder that these are God’s people, his family, and today’s reunion was another picture of the eternal home to which we’re going.
Here’s the bottom line: You must leave a church when a church requires you to deny what you believe or believe what you deny.
How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?
Has the mission of the mission of the church changed?
FTC.co asks Nathan Rose, Lead Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO, "How do churches benefit from giving their pastors a sabbatical?"