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If you are a lead pastor, there will be many wrong perceptions about you. It’s impossible to stop. People will formulate ideas about who you are, often pulling from ideals and experiences—good or bad— with previous pastors. These perceptions will be corrected over time as you interact with people and as church members communicate with other church members about your true personality. I certainly haven’t mastered the art, but I make an intentional effort on Sundays. Here are some things to consider.
There’s a new app you need to download on your beloved smartphone, and no, I’m not referring to the latest Angry Birds offering. (Even if that is an excellent distraction when you’re killing time between hospital visits.) No, I’m talking about the new and improved CSB Study App which you can get for free here for iOS or Android.
More and more churches now expect new church members to complete a membership class, but the debate about whether these classes should be REQUIRED is still an ongoing one. Here are some of the arguments I’ve heard from both sides, and I’d love to hear your opinion. Help all of us consider this important issue.
Though we value evangelism, very few of us are actually doing it. According to recent research, 61% of Christians have not shared Christ in the past six months, and 25% have only shared with 1-2 people. I have spent the majority of my ministry teaching Christians how to be more evangelistic. In this post, I want to highlight 4 mistakes most Christians make in evangelism and why we need to stop making them.