Church and Pornography

Church’s Great Threat = Pornography

Huffington Post writes, “Porn sites has more regular traffics compared to Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined all together each month.” 
This is a shocking reality. These are not angry fundamentalist conservative Christians but secular culture coming up with these statistics. 

Making Disciples

How NOT to Make Disciples

The leaders of the first century church did NOT ask each other, “how many came to church last week?” That’s not how God measures success.

Learned in Seminary

10 Things I Wished I Learned in Seminary

My time in seminary was perhaps one of my sweetest moments yet a hardest time of my life. But seminary didn’t teach me everything. It certainly didn’t fully prepare me for ministry.

The Disciple's Path

Five Ways to Cultivate a Culture of Discipleship

Jesus envisioned that the victory would be won through witnessing and he depended on the faithfulness of his chosen disciples to this task. That was his only plan. His concern was not with programs to reach the multitudes, but men were to be His method of winning the world.

Optional Discipleship

The Six Gospels Churches Believe

The Contemporary gospel is an American cultural artifact, namely, you can become a Christian and not follow Jesus, discipleship is optional.

Reaching Out to One Another

The Loneliness of Suffering

What if the church was a city of refuge and beacon of hope that people run to rather than run from for fear of criticism?

The Task of Discipleship

4 Myths About Disciple-Making

If your ministry has a leadership problem it has a discipleship problem. You can’t make disciples and not develop leaders.

Christian Living

Why Churches Don’t Grow 

We want to do church, but we don’t want to live Christ. We can only change when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing.

Creation vs. Evolution Debate: Why Does It Matter?

Normally we think of Salvation as that which is most significant. Truth of the matter is, the Bible’s view of salvation makes no sense, in fact, it is built on previous grounding ultimately on the doctrine of creation. Without creation, the planet of God with salvation doesn’t make sense at all.

How Does a Man Know if He is Called to Pastoral Ministry?

I was recently looking back at some of my journals, and to be honest, there are/were times in my life’s journey I have struggled to know if God was calling me to pastoral ministry. Every follower of Jesus is called to be a minister. Not a single disciple of Jesus is exempt from the task of disciple making (Discipleship.) However,

The Detrimental Sin of Gossip

Gossip is one sin that seems to fall in the spiritual “No-Man’s Land” like the awkward uncle around that Thanksgiving table that nobody wants to talk to or deal with; a passivity that many tolerate that widespread and eats us up like a cancer. It seems impossible to deal with it so instead we just kind of shove it under the carpet and pretend the big elephant is not in the room. 

How the Church Totally got Discipleship Wrong

Discipleship happens in critical levels, not only in the top level of it but all throughout the culture of a ministry. If we don’t disciple, then we are not really stewarding our roles very well if we don’t creates leaders for our role.

3 What’s NOT Church Membership

Gathering of the saints needs to be one of the top priority of Christ followers, in fact it is crucial and essential to the faith! For the good of their own soul, for the mission of Christ, and for the health of local congregation.

Why Church Community Matters

Discipleship doesn’t happen apart from the context of local church. There is no such thing as a solo-discipleship as it’s a foreign idea. We can’t become the Christian we are meant to be by being alone with God.

5 Dangers of Church Skipping

“I love Jesus but I don’t like the church. I will never leave Jesus but I’m done with the church” people who make such a statement are walking away from Jesus.

Warning Signs of Leadership Burnout and 2 Ways to Recover

The reality is this; The majority of people who start in ministry don’t finish in ministry. Too often, ministry leaders are simply on autopilot. If you’re on a leadership position and your goal is to just to survive you’re facing a burn out. The goal of leadership is not to survive. The goal of leadership is to help you thrive.

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