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 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...]

Why Is It Important For Christians To Attend Church?


Why is it important for believers to have a church home? What are the benefits and what are the detriments to attending and not attending church?The Command to Assemble The 10th chapter of Hebrews frequently includes the words “us” and “we” so the author is apparently writing to the church and this would include us if we are believers so the “us” and “we” is you and me. The author commands us to “consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as … [Read more...]

Why Do Churches Have Steeples? Where Did This Tradition Begin?


What is the purpose of a church steeple? Is it purely aesthetics or is there a specific purpose behind them?Buildings and Communities Today churches are being put more and more on the fringe of cities. They are being pushed out of downtown sections. In my history classes in college I once heard that the tallest buildings in the community were what the community valued the most. For centuries, in most cities, it was the church steeple that was tallest. Today, in many of the communities in … [Read more...]

5 Things To Look For When Trying To Find A Good Church


Here are 5 things you should look for when trying to find a good church home.Biblical Teaching If you are not receiving the whole Word in expository, verse-by-verse preaching and teaching, then you are not getting the whole counsel of God. Topological sermons are fine where you have to use different Bible verses on a certain topic but the way in which the Word of God is written, context is essential for our understanding it. To see the whole context of even one Bible verse, you really … [Read more...]

How To Find The Right Church For You And Your Family


Here are some vital things to look for in a church where you and your family will be well suited to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. Sound Doctrine No church, no matter what activities they provide for you and your family is well fitted if they do not preach sound doctrine. What Paul wrote to Timothy he writes to ever pastor at every church and that is to “preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching” (2 Tim … [Read more...]