Blog Posts by Leon Brown

Why Do You Live Like Tomorrow is Promised?

Article by   August 2014
The question is sometimes asked, "What would you do if you knew you were going to die today?" I often hear people respond to the question by sharing a series of things they wish they had accomplished or enjoyed in... continue

"If We Build It They Will Come" No Longer Works

Article by   July 2014
Church planting requires many administrative tasks. From setting up email accounts and registering the church's 501-C3 status to fundraising and sending update letters, one can easily spend over one-hundred hours on the front end tackling these necessary duties. In addition... continue

Should We Alter or Stop Using the Language of "Personal Relationship" in Evangelism?

Article by   July 2014
As far back as I can recall, Christians have utilized the phrase, "personal relationship" in evangelism. It is oft-times used as a synonym for "salvation." Perhaps pressing the phrase to its unlikely meaning, we might suggest that the phrase, "personal... continue

4 Reasons Why Marriages Suffer

Article by   July 2014
There are many reasons why marriages suffer. Here are four.1. You have fallen in love with someone else.Adultery, pornography, and all manner of lusts provide a third party to an otherwise two-party marriage. Intimacy decreases, the closeness that you once... continue

Does Liturgy or Music Keep Minorities Away from Our Church? (Part 2)

Article by   July 2014
"Our call to worship comes from...", "If you have confessed your sins, I declare to you...", and "The Lord bless you and keep you" are statements frequently found on Lord's Day worship at Reformed and Presbyterian churches. Are these things... continue

One of the Pastor's Mottos

Article by   July 2014
Mottos (or slogans) are somewhat trendy. Within most organizations, you can expect to have one. They provide vision, core values, and direction for the overall trajectory of the institution. "An Army of One," "Have It Your Way Right Away," "Just... continue

Richmond, Virginia Church Plant Initiative Video (2-minutes)

Article by   July 2014
And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, by baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son... continue

Does Liturgy or Music Keep Minorities Away from Our Church? (Part 1)

Article by   July 2014
"Let's face it. It's music that keeps minorities out of our church," said a PCA layman during the question and answer section of my Sunday school class. I have heard many comments like this. Perhaps you have also. Is it... continue

The Beauty of HOA

Article by   June 2014
Depending on where you live, you may not be affected by HOA (i.e., Home Owner's Association). There are typically two items involved in HOA. You are responsible to pay annual fees and you are entitled to attend HOA meetings. I,... continue

One Way for Pastors to Meet People: Mobilize Your Study

Article by   June 2014
As a pastor, it is somewhat easy to remain locked away in your study preparing sermons, as well as praying, counseling, writing blogs, and sending emails. And what about home and hospital visitations, funerals, weddings, and spending time with your... continue
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