“We’re not growing as a church like we should!” “It seems like we’re LOSING members instead of GAINING members!” “Remember the good old days back in the 50’s/60’s/70’s/80’s when we were averaging 300-500 on Sundays? Man, I wish we could be like that now…” Have you been a part of this conversation in the church… Read More The Importance of Non-Pulpit Preachers (That Would Be You, Christian)
At the end of 2013, I was the guest editor for the last issue of the Carolina Messenger for that year. I decided to devote that issue to the theme of church leadership. This is the editorial I wrote introducing the theme of the issue. Church Leadership Causes Growth – Jon Mitchell (Editor’s Page, November/December… Read More Church Leadership Causes Growth – Jon Mitchell (Editor’s Page, November/December 2013 Issue)
This article by Brock Shanks was published in the July/August, 2013 issue of the Carolina Messenger, an issue that dealt with the theme of challenges which preachers face. This article brings out some very good points about what churches need to do in order to grow. The Challenge To Grow A Church – Brock Shanks.
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 – Scripture Of The Day (January 7, 2014) About eleven years ago I had a Bible study with a potential convert at the International House Of Pancakes. This young Air Force officer came from a denominational… Read More For God Gave Us A Spirit Not Of Fear…