Over the last few days at Hope Church we’ve been challenged and burdened by statistics. The facts are these: there are around 15,000 people in our area and there are around 300 regular churchgoers. That’s 2%. It’s compounded by the census information which says around
It’s quite a common thing for churches to go away for a weekend and last weekend we did so together with friends from seven other Newfrontiers churches; Together @ Borderlands. I’ve been to more than a few of these over the years but this is
Not too long ago in one of my many link postings I mentioned this piece by Steve Holmes who made a firm rebuttal to comments made my Mark Driscoll about the congregational form of church government. (You can find links to a couple of responses
In this short video Terry Virgo is interviewed about what it means to be a reformed charismatic. A few minutes in he talks about church and uses this phrase that just thrills me that church is a spirit-filled community ‘gathering to the presence of Jesus’.
The more I read and hear about Francis Chan, the more I like what I see. I’m praying God would make our church ‘unstoppable’. (HT: Jared Wilson) http://vimeo.com/7152556
It’s been a while since I finished Mark Dever’s Nine Marks of a Healthy Church but it deserves a review. Aimed at church leaders Dever deals with areas he feels has been largely forgotten. These include expository preaching, biblical theology, the Gospel, a biblical understanding
This from Calvin’s commentary on 1 Thessalonians 1:1: “This mark, therefore, is as it were an approval of a true and lawful church…a church is to be sought only where God presides and where Christ reigns, and that, in short, there is no church but