Congregational Mediation

  • The Church’s True Enemy

    [ad_1] A community is a group of people united through a common struggle with the same stories. Chris Guillebeau Do you think about your church in terms of this definition of community? In an insightful article titled What Makes A Community? Chris Guillebeau asserts: “…a community needs friends AND enemies…You need a villain, a bad […]

  • The 7 Things Church Receptionists Do to Turn People Away

    [ad_1] It is amazing to me that some of the smartest people in the world, senior pastors, can hire and keep absolutely incompetent people as receptionists. I understand the vast majority of front door people are outstanding people and extremely competent. However, I find it way too frequent that the first representation of the local […]

  • What is a Scientologist?

    [ad_1] There has been some confusion regarding the use of the word ‘scientologist’ and even who constitutes being a scientologist. The Religious Technology Center (RTC), holder of various copyrights and trademarks on behalf of the Church of Scientology, it seems is attempting to monopolize the word and restrict it’s use to those people whom they […]

  • How to Keep Young People in Church

    [ad_1] While I do not like to change the title of this article I want to state some clarifications. This is still part of our discussion on spiritual development. I certainly focus on young people because they are in the prime of their youth, and because of this they are so much more useful to […]

  • Church Financing Ideas

    [ad_1] Church financing can be a difficult task for any church because obtaining church loans is not something a church does very often. The construction of a new church can be a thrilling event for your congregation. It’s an indication that your church is thriving. Obtaining financing can be a daunting task and sometimes creates […]

  • How to Do Church Strategic Planning

    [ad_1] Many are recognizing the importance of church planning. The bible supports the value of setting clear directions, prioritizing and counting the cost. Nehemiah’s plan to return to Judah to restore to Jerusalem is a prime example. Church leaders are to lead the people for whom they are responsible with diligence and they can do […]

  • The Spiritually Dead Church

    [ad_1] The spiritually dead church. Now, I am not talking about every church. There are a lot of good churches out there. I am talking about, the churches who have christians, that gather only for the sole purpose to gossip, gather at social meetings, and feel important. Alot, of churches, have turned into “apostasy” churches. […]

  • Church Fundraising Ideas – Raising Money for Spiritual Causes

    [ad_1] Churches need money for building projects, mission trips, to help people in need, and to support activities; and raising money requires church fundraising ideas. Many fundraising ideas exist; it’s just a matter of choosing the one that is right for your group. This will depend on the amount of money you hope to raise, […]

  • What Does the Bible Say About the Church?

    [ad_1] The Church of the Living God has a very important place in our world to fill. It is referred to in 1 Timothy 3:15 as “the pillar and ground of the truth.” As the pillar, it supports the truth. As the ground or foundation, it establishes the truth. We cannot overemphasize the crying need […]

  • The Church – Building It or Destroying It

    [ad_1] Introduction Matthew 16:13-20. Caesarea Philippi was long associated with idol worship; the site for pagan worship centered on a massive stone façade, which Jesus referred to in His play on words concerning “rock”. Worship was directed to the pagan god Pan who was the Greek god of shepherds and flocks and was characterized by […]

  • The Scroll of Revelation, 5 – God Writes to the Church (1)

    [ad_1] Commentary on Revelation 2:1-17. The communication to seven churches of the Roman province Asia is just what it appears to be: seven letters addressed to seven real churches, blessing them and warning them. All the fantasies of theologians through the years attempting to make these churches into church “ages” have failed. These seven churches, […]