By Scott Armstrong “So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord.” There it is, in black and white in verse 8 of the first chapter of 2 Timothy. No getting away from it; testifying about what Jesus is doing in our lives is the expectation. It’s what Christian’s do. So, why is doing it... Continue Reading →
Are We More Invested In Bringing People to Church? Or to Jesus?
By Karl Vaters Church attendance should be a tool to help people draw closer to Jesus. Not the other way around. I have a confession to make. As a pastor, I have too much invested in getting people to attend church. My salary depends on it. My reputation depends on it. My sense of self-worth... Continue Reading →
Belong, Believe, Become: A New Process of Evangelism
By Eddie Cole The American evangelical process is shifting. “Churches aren’t growing because of conversions. Churches are just swapping sheep.” Have you ever heard someone make this claim or something like it? I have—way too many times, from pastors and church members alike. What do we make of this kind of comment, and how do... Continue Reading →