How Every Ministry in the Church is to Fulfill the Great Commission

A small group of senior adults met early at the church on Sunday mornings to pray for the classes and worship services that would follow. Theirs was a ministry of prayer for the pastors, deacons, Sunday School teachers, and workers who would soon be filling the church hallways and walkways. One week they invited me …

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Why We Should See One Another “in Color”

As the American church continues to struggle with the issue of racial diversity, one popular catch-phrase suggests that the church should somehow become "color blind" -- ignore our differences and treat everyone in the same manner. While I most certainly affirm our need to love every person with His love, "color blindness" is not the …

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5 Measures of Church Health

"You can build a great church or you can build a great people. I'm not sure you can do both." The older pastor looked at the neophyte steadily as the statement settled into the young minister’s thoughts. The older pastor’s point was well taken. Recalling that experience decades later, I recognize how easy it is …

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