Why is Church Membership Important?

Why is Church Membership Important?

Why is carefully practicing church membership and discipline critical to the growth of the saints and the evangelism of the church? The aim of the Church is to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ by pursuing people to believe in Jesus and turn to Him for salvation....
What is the Local Church?

What is the Local Church?

And why are the reforming markers of the church (preaching and ordinances) so crucial for understanding what the church is? The church is a group of Christians (those partaking in the New Covenant with God by believing in Jesus Christ) who, together, identify...
5 Essential Things to Consider When Planning Communion

5 Essential Things to Consider When Planning Communion

Communion services are one of the most important services we have the opportunity to lead our churches in on a regular basis. Communion should never be something that becomes so routine that it loses it impact, it should also be something that is done regularly and...
14 Surprising Facts You May Not Know About Pastors

14 Surprising Facts You May Not Know About Pastors

By definition, a pastor is one who “shepherds his flock.”  You know this means he preaches, officiates weddings, and probably has meetings in his office to explain some theological question; but what is the role of pastor really like?  Here are 14...
Questions a Pastor Should Ask in an Interview

Questions a Pastor Should Ask in an Interview

In preparation for my assignment to Grace Chapel (by God’s sovereign will) I had already served in four other churches. One of those churches was the role of Senior Pastor. Because of my experience in candidating before, my wife and I were resolved to ask the right...
If We Wait Long Enough, Will Change Just Go Away?

If We Wait Long Enough, Will Change Just Go Away?

The church where I serve, Grace Chapel, has experienced a lot of changes over the last few years. Whether by policy changes, process changes or pastoral changes, we have had many things adjust around us. When these changes happen, they can be unsettling, worrisome and...