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All churches worship uniquely and in a style that suits their context and community. There is no one way to worship. In this video, Mike Harland explains the piece of advice that he recommends worship leaders should ignore.
If you lead a Bible study group long enough, you’re going to run into some people who are hard to disciple. That doesn’t mean you write them off, of course. But it does mean you have to be savvy in how you disciple them, just like the way Andy Griffith was careful in how he dealt with the difficult people he encountered. What kinds of people might you encounter will be harder to disciple? In my experience, there are at least three kinds of people that prove challenging:
Around the world, we will celebrate Resurrection Day this coming Sunday. Many people in many places will tell the resurrection story in many languages. If you’re one of those proclaimers, I humbly offer these suggestions for this weekend:
Now that I’m not a pastor, I have taken seriously one of my ministerial goals in serving pastors and advocating for pastors. To that end, if you’re one of those who thinks pastors whine too much and work too little, I want to share with you some reasons you may not have considered that pastoral work really is different.
This Week at ThomRainer.com:
Six Things We Have Learned Since the Publication of Autopsy of a Deceased Church
After about a year of receiving questions and comments from readers, I saw a common theme emerging. The readers wanted to know what they could do to prevent their churches from dying. Ironically, a book about the death of churches became a book about hope for churches…READ MORE