This week I saw a post on a Facebook group that I belong to where the individual is an assistant (or associate) pastor and they said that their role was to make the senior pastor look good. Their reasoning was to ensure that they as a staff pastor and their families survive ministry. What a [...]
There are some out there who deny the existence of spiritual abuse. I've mentioned it before and received quizzical looks and heard replies of "that's not a thing". Sadly, I’ve personally experienced it at a very deep level over the course of many years and I know many others who have experienced it as well, [...]
Virtual "church services" are not an adequate replacement of the church gathering...but then when you really think about it, it's just a virtualized version of what we typically do on Sunday mornings in most churches. Most of what takes place on a typical Sunday morning in most typical churches can be experienced nearly the same [...]
Music is a powerful thing. Words are a powerful thing. Words and music put together are a powerful thing. When we think about it, we consume words in all sorts of forms...but primarily in the written form, spoken form, and musical form.
Bible studiesLarge Sunday gathering attendanceA praise team (or a choir)Lots of volunteersLots of well attended eventsLarge budgetsA facilityLots of programs (youth, children, music, etc.)A really cool websiteA quality livestream of your Sunday gatherings When you take a look at this list, you will find that most of these things are good, and some of them [...]