It is a dangerous thing to measure ministry success by numbers or popularity, by healthy budgets or full pews. God’s ways are not ours. I know Godly and gifted men leading healthy and unified churches producing holy and devoted disciples whose churches over two decades of ministry never grew larger than about 140 people. I … More Measuring Success by Numbers
The following is from Kairos Journal. I will be busy packing and organizing to get our house on the market, but here is an article worth reading and thinking about. Tomorrow I will try to post on the changes coming to the Schoenleber household. For today, here is revised post from September of 2014. “The … More Wolfhart Panneberg on What Is and Isn’t a Church
Thursday is for Worship (And so is every other day of the week) A former student recently emailed me to ask for help in the area of worship. He is faithfully serving a small church in the mid-west and I hope they know what a gem they have as a leader/preacher/thinker. Bottom line, he has … More “Worship at Our Small Church is a Challenge”
Weekend Links [Update: It is almost three years into the wonderful life of our first grandchild, who has since been joined by a baby sister but this post still has some great links. Check out the first two links in particular on wasted food and the second that could have been titled wasted lives.] The … More Wasted Food; Ten Commandments; The Obamacare Racket; Hate-filled Christians
What we need and don’t need in America. It might surprise you. See the link below. We Don’t Need to Plant Churches.
Thursday is for Discipleship: What should our churches be? “I’m a house church planter, and I am trying to figure out the core essentials of who and how we do what we do.”” “I’m a traditional church planter with a small core group. What should we be focusing on as a church?” “I’ve got a … More What are the Non-negotiables We Should be Striving for as a Church?