We would do well as Christians and Americans to review the history behind the First Amendment and the great price that Baptist pastors in Virginia and other states paid to promote religious liberty in our nation. Are you prepared as Christians and pastors to champion those rights today?
If we include only the young, the hip, or the attractive in leading worship, or if we attract only young families with children in our promotions and programs, we may send a tacit, unwelcoming message to those outside the target zone.
What are the idols in your church that were once good things, but now they’ve gone bad, and they need to be rooted out and removed?
“If church planting is baptistic, and I am a South Carolina Baptist, is my church following the example of her founders by planting other churches?
Christ followers should ask ourselves: If church planting is biblical, then is my church developing and implementing an intentional plan to plant churches?
Leadership is posture. The way in which leaders position themselves in relation to those they lead largely determines their leadership effectiveness.
Despite what many pastors think, your members are not just like you.
As churches grow, and in our day expand to multiple sites, the dynamics of “culture keeping” are becoming more critical than ever.
Although it may not look like it from the streets of Upstate South Carolina – where there seems to be a church on every street corner – but the church in America is declining in proportion to the population. Gallup reports that 78 percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians, compared to about 95 percent a half century ago, and … Read More