How To Pastor A Small Church Effectively

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Many people judge churches by the number of cars in a parking lot or people in the pew so how can a man pastor a small church effectively?God is in the Small Things God has no respect for persons any more than He does for size. God looks at the heart and not at the outward appearance and He is not interested in how large a church is but how the member’s hearts are bent toward serving and glorifying Him so we must always remember that “God shows no partiality” (Rom 2:11) and “the Lord sees no … [Read more...]

How To Choose A New Deacon For A Church


How does a church choose a deacon? What are the qualifications and disqualifications for a deacon?The Bible Model If a church is deciding on who to choose and church deacon and how it must be done, we need look no further than the Bible to find the outline of the qualifications. These biblical qualifications must take precedence over the man’s personality, popularity, and personal appearance. I’m not saying these things are not important. I am saying that they are not as crucial as those men … [Read more...]

How To Be An Effective Spiritual Leader


What makes for an effective spiritual leader? What attributes or skills are needed to be one?Biblical Leaders If you want to find good models of spiritual leaders, all you have to do is read the Bible. It doesn’t say they were perfect but they were called by God and He placed them where He decided best for His purposes. It is not our decision but “God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose” (1st Cor 12:18). Moses had to return to Egypt where forty years earlier he ha … [Read more...]

How To Walk By Faith And Not By Sight


How can we learn how to walk by faith and not by sight? What biblical principles can help us do this?Walking With God What does it mean when the Bible says “walking with God?” Genesis 6:8 says “These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.” It was said that “Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. Enoch walked with God, and he was … [Read more...]

How To Raise Children That Love Church


How can you help your children enjoy church more and grow to love it?The Gift of Children The Bible says that “children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward” (Psalm 127:3). Jacob had it right when he answered Esau about whose children he saw, saying they are “The children whom God has graciously given your servant” (Gen 33:5b). Another time is “When Israel (Jacob) saw Joseph's sons, he said, “Who are these?” Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons, whom God has g … [Read more...]

How To Enjoy Church More


How can you get more enjoyment out of church? Is that even the right question?The Church Is... What is the church? Is it a building? Is it a denomination? Is it universal? The church is the “called out ones” as the Greek word “ekklēsia” means. It also means “a gathering, an assembly,” and “a public meeting.” It doesn’t say “called out one” but called out ones! It is plural and the church is the called out ones gathering in a public and sacred assembly before God. It is not a building or deno … [Read more...]