By Joe Mckeever on Feb 23, 2021
Consider these five reasons to be involved in the local association. I promise you that Christ will be honored, your church will be strengthened, other ministers will be encouraged, and most surprising of all, you will find yourself to be more fulfilled in serving your Lord.
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 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 Toni Ridgaway on Oct 30, 2014
The event will be simulcast nationally from Grace Community Church in Houston and was prompted by the mayor's recent demands on local pastors.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 11, 2020
Sermon preparation does not end with good exegesis of the Bible; it always includes good exegesis of the local congregation.
By Brady Boyd on Apr 25, 2020
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 Lance Witt on Oct 17, 2016
“What does true “unity” look like practically? If Jesus’ prayer was answered, what would be the evidence?”
By Brandon Kelley on Mar 3, 2021
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 Sermoncentral on Mar 1, 2021
Your church is in desperate need of a vision that is informed by God’s Word, inspired by God’s Spirit, and applied passionately and broken-heartedly to your local context.
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 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 May 4, 2021
“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.”
By Karl Vaters on Aug 30, 2017
We're often told that small churches are failing at church growth. But sometimes church growth ideas are failing in smaller churches.
By Sermoncentral on Jan 23, 2019
If your church is healthy, quit stressing about getting bigger. God may not be calling you to bigness.
By Sermoncentral on Aug 5, 2013
Watch the Back to Church video that's changing the way people think about the church!