Many in the church do not understand or appreciate their elders. I love my elders deeply, and appreciate them for the burden they bear and the sacrifices they make on behalf of the kingdom of God. One of them, a good friend named Michael White, is the son of an elder himself. When I was… Read More “The Elders Who Are Among You I Exhort” – Garland White
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)
A great article from a good friend and sound preacher about the biblical responsibilities of preachers. It also contains some good points about the relationship between elders and preachers. “Preach the Word…Do The Work of an Evangelist” – Michael Grooms.
As a father, I think a lot about the command given to fathers in Ephesians 6:4. This is a command that God did not give to mothers, although mothers also are to bring their children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Prov. 31:26-28, 30). The command in Ephesians 6:4 is given to… Read More What Makes A Good Leader?