Church "metrics" are an interesting topic. Everyone has their idea of what are good metrics to keep an eye on to gauge success and health. In America, one of the biggest "success" and "health" metrics (despite what we are willing to admit to) is size. The size of churches service attendance... The size of churches [...]
I am just going to come right out and say it...the Church needs to stop using the word "laity" (or "lay-leader" or "lay-person", etc.) AND the word "clergy". I'll give my reasons why shortly (and what the Bible says about leaders), but first...a little word lesson... "Laity" means = "uneducated" or "not belonging to the [...]
Over the years a common phrase I've heard in the institutional church is "This is our DNA". This usually refers to how a local church body does things, or the specific practices they...well...practice. Many times this "DNA" isn't so much about the DNA of Christ, but is more about the DNA of the senior pastor, [...]
We are where we are because God has ordered all of our steps. Every. Single. Step. Ordered and known by God. We are where we are because He alone put us there. Our job.Our home.Our neighborhood. Our city / town / village.Our school. All of this...and more. God ordered that. He ordered it for a [...]
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.