Yesterday I linked to Baptist pastor Thabiti Anyabwile’s thoughts on why a multi-site church model is problematic.
On the other side of the issue, J. D. Greear offers answers to the model’s critics and explains why he sees the multi-site model as helpful, healthy, and in line with biblical ecclesiology.
Of the many issues growing churches often discuss, whether to move to a multi-site format is becoming an option on the table. That’s why these thoughts from Thabiti Anyabwile (a Baptist pastor in the Grand Cayman Islands) deserve the careful reflection of church leaders.
May God grant guidance to churches as they think through these issues.
These are great thoughts from Kevin DeYoung on a sensitive and inevitable aspect of every pastor’s ministry. Furthermore, his wisdom applies to any Christian who visits the sick and the dying.
I suppose the way of technology will eventually make preaching from paper notes obsolete, at least for most preachers. Many have begun preaching from their iPads. This isn’t a path to be trod without wisdom and careful thought, so I’m particularly thankful for some wisdom on the topic.
Given my previous late embraces of various forms of technology, I’ll probably be the last to make the switch to preaching from an iPad. But the above link made me give more serious thought to the switch.
I guess what I need now is an iPad.
Not long ago, faithful expositor John MacArthur completed his decades-old goal of preaching through the entire New Testament.
He didn’t whiz through these 27 books, friend. He waded through the verses as if he was trudging through deep snow with his feet weighed down by cement blocks. Such a pace isn’t a bad thing, it just means the project will take some time. A loooong time.
Take the Gospel of Matthew as one example. MacArthur took 7 years to go through its 28 chapters.
Patiently, clearly, and with incredible endurance, he unpacked every verse and phrase of every New Testament book. What a marvelous feat! What a service to God’s people!
His last book to exposit was the Gospel of Mark, and below is the link to the final 9 minutes of the final message.
While firing church staff can be a touchy subject, Matt Schmucker supplies some reasons why church leaders may need to be fired.
These definitions are helpful as Christians reflect on what Biblical Counseling is.