I only know 3 things about the man who changed my life forever. Sidney McCluer was shy, he was soft-spoken, and he shared the Gospel.
The ACP and Why it Matters
The last ten years have seen the reporting rate decline from 92.8% to 71.6%, resulting in over 8,300 churches no longer reporting. In this article, we would like to give several reasons churches should consistently report their ACP numbers.
Reflections on 60,000 Gospel Conversations
Recently, the Caskey Center for Church Excellence reported that our students have engaged in over 60,000 gospel conversations since August, 2014.
Getting in shape physically can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be.
Most of us go through life with the assumption that everything is going fine, sometimes ignoring warning signs, until our world is rocked by a revealing crisis that leaves us calling roadside assistance. Particularly, in terms of our deeply held beliefs, also known as our core worldview, many of us go through life never questioning if we are properly equipped, have kept those components in good condition, and are operating according to the proper design.
Intentional Worldview Formation
Even in seasons when we dedicate ourselves to doing things the right way, we wonder whether we may need to tear things down to ensure all our bricks are properly ordered. Then, a multitude of foreign building blocks from culture, world religions, and personal relationships get poured onto the pile of bricks for the Christian worldview.
Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” We need to look to the Lord for wisdom on how we are to live. Framing our tasks in light of eternity helps provide the proper perspective on how we ought to spend our time.
Theological and Biblical Foundations For Stewarding Our Physical Health
Human beings have been created for the glory of God. Their purpose in life is to worship the triune God, and that is precisely why we must steward our bodies in light of our greater purpose of worship.
The Ministry of Research
Pastors should understand the community and culture in which they live, and research is a helpful tool to acquire the proper understanding.
A Church Planter’s Physical Fitness Journey and Challenge
At first, I simply wanted to lose about 20 pounds I gained during my daughter’s medical trials. However, I gained more than physical health. It affected every area of my life.