Results tagged “church health” from Reformation21 Blog

In Defense of the Sabbatical

Article by   May 2017
Pastoral ministry often feels like a 24/7 calling. A pastor can't leave the care of the people of God at the door of the office when the clock strikes 5 PM. While pastoring in the First World requires considerably less... continue

Evangelism, Baptism and Evaluating Church Health

Article by   February 2017
If I've heard it once I have heard it a thousand times: Christians who are members in Reformed Churches tripping over themselves to apologize about how poorly the Reformed Church does evangelism. Related to this is the tried and true... continue

The Christ-Defined Roadmap to Church Revitalization

Article by   August 2016
The last post was an attempt to document three Biblical axioms concerning the ministry of church revitalization. Briefly let's review them: Church revitalization was an Apostolic ministry strategy initiated by the Apostle Paul on his second missionary journey (Acts... continue

Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology (PCRT)

Article by   June 2014
There is a perennial need of God's people to protect God's holy things from worldly corruption. The need is particularly great today when so many professing Christians and churches are adopting the ways of the world to do the work... continue

The Church: The Place for Those in Perfect Health

Article by   February 2014
On numerous occasions I have been told that the church is like a hospital for the sick. The illness is sin; the remedy is Christ. We, therefore, attend church to receive our diagnosis and to gladly hear and embrace its... continue

The Woman with the Measuring Line

Article by   July 2008
I was alerted by Scott Clark's blog to a year-old article by Sally Morgenthaler in which she declares the worship-evangelism mega-church experiment, of which she was such a proponent, to be a failure.  After a generation of seeker-sensitive consumer-driven worship,... continue

What's missing in most churches

Article by   June 2008
Avery Willis, who was one of six candidates for the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention (Johnny Hunt won, more on that later), told Associated Baptist Press . . . "The thing I see missing most in the churches I... continue
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