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Spiritual Abuse – When It Is Time To Leave

Spiritual abuse is a broad category in that it can encompass many different kinds of relationships, contexts, and situations. Wherever there is a two-tiered system of leaders and followers, spiritual abuse can happen. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: How To Make… Continue Reading …

Five Ways You Can Love Your Church

The messiest place on earth outside our families should be the local church. Each family unit is a context where masks come off as we expose our real selves to each other. The local church is a macro context of the micro family. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Three Characteristics of a Fantastic Local Church

The best local churches have values that are distinct from the culture, transforming to the community, and exportable to the next generation. If you are looking for a wonderful local church, make sure it has these five characteristics. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

What Kind Of Church Do You Attend? Here Are Six Models.

Each church has a unique personality that is a reflection of the leadership. What kind of church do you attend? In this article, I examine six common church models by looking at their upsides and downsides. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

The Main Thing to Look For When Looking For a Church

The local church is the most necessary sanctification context outside the home, which is why finding the right kind of church is essential. If you were to look for a local church, what would be the main thing? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

Do You Fight Fires or Change Lives?

The best discipleship soul care happens in a community, not isolated, artificial settings where there is a disconnection between the person and the community. God can change lives in one-and-done meetings, but the most effective soul care needs time, people, and contexts. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Day 16 – Teen Devotion: Your Local Church

Day 16 – Teen Devotion_ Your Local Church

The Bible’s timeline for sanctification is from new birth (regeneration) to a new body (glorification). The primary contexts for your salvation and ongoing sanctification to happen are the family and local church. In this devotional, I am addressing the dearest place on earth outside your… Continue Reading …

How Do You Leave Your Church?

Sometimes you just can’t stay at your local church. You have to leave. This is one of the gut-wrenching seasons in any God-loving Christian’s life. The good news is that there is a way to leave your church well. And there is a way to… Continue Reading …

Why Do You Attend Your Church?

One of the most important questions you’ll ever ask yourself is why do you attend your local church. Your answer will be instructive and life-changing. So let me ask: Why do you attend your church? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Case Study: When Prayer Kills a Church

Case Study_ Details – When Prayer Kills a Church

Biff is an angry man. Sadly, his anger has led to many marriage problems. Mable told him two weeks ago that if he did not get help, she would leave. Biff admits that he is not a Christian and has shown little interest in Christian… Continue Reading …