By Karl Vaters The New Testament doesn’t emphasize the role of pastor nearly as much as our current church structure does. In fact, there’s just one passage – one! – in which the role of the pastor (along with apostles, prophets, evangelists, and teachers) is mentioned. To be sure, there are plenty of passages about bishops, overseers... Continue Reading →
The Art of Turning
The World Cup is here! In the past eight years of our Spanish blog, that has meant that we have highlighted various nations and their cultures, while offering perspectives on the state of the Church in each country as well as some prayer requests. See, for example, Pamela Alvarado’s write-up on Ghana or Mario Josué... 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 →