Reblogging an old post about “leaving your church.” Let me know what you think!
Tag Archives: Church
Practice ministry without a license.
If you’re around me long, you’ll hear something along those lines.
It is my heartbeat, and the heartbeat of the church where I serve.
God has given certain leaders to the church (Ephesians 4:11). Their job is to “equip the saints for the work of ministry” (Ephesians 4:12).
Did you catch that? Those who work in vocational ministry are not called to do all of the ministry themselves, but to train others to do the ministry with them. Continue reading
Football season is here!
Lots of huddling going on.
But Sundays aren’t just for football huddles; holy huddles are also taking place among churches around the world.
I’ve often heard the term “holy huddle” applied to the church as an insult by enlightened, progressive Christians. They seem to think that evangelism is God’s highest priority (it is not) and that gathering together as believers is a waste of time (it is not). Continue reading
Ministry is a never-ending emotional roller coaster, made up of high highs and low lows.
It’s back-to-back counseling sessions. One to counsel a doting couple about to get married, followed by one with a volatile couple’s last ditch effort before they file for divorce. Continue reading
These ministries are classified as parachurch (“alongside the church”): Christian ministries that are NOT churches.
You might say I’m a convert. When I first began to follow Christ, I quickly fell in love with parachurches and found little purpose for the local church. Today I support both.
I’m a huge fan of parachurch organizations. Continue reading