ChurchesGrowth is measured by a spiritual, not material, increase.Support other churches rather than duplicate their mission.Take risks with new ventures and end something that has served its purpose.Protect children and the vulnerable. Care for them in a way that best suits their needs.ChristiansForemost in every Christian is the desire for a deep relationship.Must each be … Continue reading SIMPLE LESSONS FOR CHURCHES AND CHRISTIANS
If you hear of a new Christian movement or someone claiming God has spoken to them, what is your reaction? Personally, I tend to be sceptical. I can understand the response of the first people who observed the actions of Jesus. Having the authority to cast out evil spirits can't have been commonplace. The Bible tells us people … Continue reading WHOSE AUTHORITY?
Often I am frustrated with big church gatherings because of the struggle to find a deep spiritual connection. Instead, they leave me feeling unsatisfied. Perhaps this is because many modern churches are extremely cliché. The herd instinct where people are lost in a structure and big gatherings. Finding and keeping deep relationships can be hard. The … Continue reading WHY IS CHURCH BORING?
You cannot choose the container until you know the contents. 15 And Jesus said to them,“Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. 16 No one puts a piece of shrunk cloth on … Continue reading CONTENT BEFORE CONTAINER
Faith and action are signs of a Spirit-filled church. Without these people feel lost, useless and unfulfilled. Rather than relying on scheduled meetings which inevitably means people miss out, the church family should decide why and how to gather. You can only work with the team and resources you have. This is fine. It creates … Continue reading LET MISSION SET THE SCHEDULE
Through technology, humanity is now the most connected it has ever been. Yet the need for deep conversations in person is vital to a person's well-being. It is important to make regular opportunities for everyone in the church family to be heard. This could be for a variety of reasons: Share personal inspiration. Discuss current topics … Continue reading GATHER CONSISTENTLY
If you take away a church structure and people don’t want to be together or aren’t drawn together then there is a problem. It's unhealthy for a church to gather only through the schedule. Coming together should happen naturally and be inspired by spiritual life. Q: Want to know how healthy a church is? A: Look … Continue reading HOW TO START CHRISTIAN RELATIONSHIPS