By Jim Morgan on Aug 24, 2016
Jesus modeled discipleship and community engagement as an example for His Church to follow. He felt a small number of highly effective disciples would cover much more ground than a slew of casual followers.
By Lance Witt on Oct 17, 2016
“What does true “unity” look like practically? If Jesus’ prayer was answered, what would be the evidence?”
By Perry Noble on Aug 13, 2011
"I believe the potential for the local church to do good and create positive change in the world is greater than it has ever been."
By Brian Croft on Apr 30, 2015
It's amazing the number in local churches who are considering a call to preach but are never given the opportunity to actually preach.to
By Brady Boyd on Oct 14, 2011
Brady Boyd: "I think both approaches have merit for the local church and it’s the job of the pastor to listen to what God is saying and obey."
By Chris Surber on Aug 22, 2013
When we neglect to develop and maintain active lay ministry in the life of the local church, our churches miss out in at least five ways.
By Thabiti Anyabwile on Nov 6, 2017
"It is important for Christians to be members of a local church because the New Testament apostles can’t conceive of anything called a Christian that’s not connected to Christ’s body."
By Kevin Harney on Apr 25, 2011
Occasionally something pops up on the radar of Christians, pastors, and local churches that becomes an important teaching moment. The release of Rob Bell's book, Love Wins, is an example of this.
By Brandon Kelley on May 28, 2016
What happens when leaders get passionately divided? Church splits. Or worse.1 If leaders get divided and don’t reconcile, they can become viruses within the body of the local church that leads to a slow death.
By Brian Croft on Jun 30, 2017
Does church attendance really matter? Here are five important reasons why it is essential that every Christian gather with other Christians in the same local church weekly to hear the preaching of God’s Word.
By Philip Holmes on Jul 7, 2016
“The reason elders are so necessary,” says Sanchez, “is because they are the means by which our sovereign king chooses to shepherd his church to display his kingdom on earth in local churches as embassies of heaven, and also to proclaim the message of the gospel, calling all people everywhere to repent and believe and enter into the kingdom. Elders shepherd the flock of God among them, under the chief Shepherd. That’s why elders are important, because it is our ascended Lord’s chosen means by which he shepherds his church.”