I’m worried about the language and concepts of the human resources world being applied to churches and pastors. I hear questions like: What do we do with underperforming pastors who are not growing the church? Are we reinforcing their sense of entitlement by accepting and rewarding underperformance?
God weeps for the refugees of Moab. They break his heart. How do we feel about the refugees on our screen everyday? My heart cries out for Moab; her fugitives flee to Zoar, to Eglath-shelishiyah… Therefore I weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah; I drench
Myth 1: Discipleship is a second stage of Christian experience, after conversion. You can be a Christian but not a disciple. Many people think of discipleship as what happens after conversion. They think that it’s only after someone becomes a Christian that they ‘disciple’ them, by training them in the
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching themto observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matt 28:19-20) Are we in danger of trying to squeeze too much
Growth Groups is a 10 week practical, 'hands-on' training program to develop effective small group ('Growth Group') leaders. A training program useful for all Christian ministry, not just Growth Groups, because it deals with the fundamentals of gospel work.
A stimulating video-based course for small groups that will help people to change their whole mindset about church—to learn that ‘loving’ your church doesn’t just mean enjoying it or liking it, but actively serving and loving the people who are the church in whatever way possible.