November 22, 2017

Sunday school vs. Small Groups

Don Johnson A recent blog opened with this shocking statement (shocking to some, at least): This fall we are going to do something that will seem crazy to many. We are going from a small group model to a Sunday school model (under a different name). Most church growth material over the past 20 years […]

Why We are in Manhattan

Background and Burden Matt Recker Manhattan, New York, is an island where one can reach the world within just 22.83 square miles of space. One of the five boroughs of New York City, Manhattan is the second smallest county in the United States. Conversely with its 1.6 million people, Manhattan is the most densely populated […]

Every Christian is a Teacher

Thomas Overmiller What common feature do you find in the following four verses taken at intervals from the book of Acts? And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith (Acts 6:7). But the word of […]

Putting Things in Order

An anonymous pastor The old saying “easier said than done” comes to mind as I think upon what the apostle Paul’s admonition must have sounded like to Titus (1:5). After appointing spiritual leadership in the churches, Titus was to go about his work of “setting in order” (the term refers to the setting of a […]

Eclectica: Shrinking the Church

Just one article to call to your attention for this edition – and we think it is a pretty significant one: How To Shrink Your Church In One Easy Step (link below the jump) The basic thesis of the article is summed up by this: Every major American church that has taken steps towards liberalization […]

What Do We Build That Lasts?

Wally Morris For a brief time in high school, I was the president of our local archeology club. I grew up in southern Georgia near the coast, an area of arrowheads, shark’s teeth, and colonial history. Just north of where I lived is St. Simons Island where John and Charles Wesley ministered to the soldiers […]

The Church Growth Movement

Scott Williquette This article appeared at a time when the Church Growth Movement was much more talked of than it is today. We republish it here because the insight displayed shows how a discerner looks at modern church movements. We would that all believers would be discerning and cautious about running after some new thing. […]