Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thursday Roundup: Nine Articles

Christians Know Better

I guess it could sound like the most arrogant claim a Christian can make. I guess it could come across as pride or outright hubris. But the boldness of the claim does not diminish its truth. The fact is, Christians know better. Read more

7 Things Every Growing Church Struggles With

It’s easy to believe that there will come a day when your church will never struggle and you’ll never struggle as a leader. As tempting as that is to believe, it’s just not true. Every church struggles. And every leader struggles. And—yes—even growing churches struggle. Read more

7 Steps to Thinking Strategically in the Moment

How do we make strategic decisions quickly? How can we make the best decisions in the shortest amount of time? Read more

12 Benefits Your Church Might Provide Your Pastors

My seminary students occasionally ask me about whether a “pay package” a church offers them is adequate. I can’t always answer that question easily because I don’t know the church’s financial state. What I do know is what I believe a church ought to provide for its pastors. Your church may not be in a position to offer all these benefits, but perhaps you could work toward providing them.... Read more

Communicate to Both Women and Men

Should we change our delivery so we’ll be heard? Read more

Five Essential Elements of Transformational Small Groups

Small groups are not automatically effective. It takes intentionality to make them accomplish their mission. Read more

On the brink: Christianity facing Middle East purge within decade, says group

The dwindling Christian population of the Middle East could vanish completely within a decade unless the global community intervenes, say alarmed aid groups who say followers of the Bible are being killed, driven from their land or forced to renounce their faith at an unprecedented pace. Read more

How Indonesia’s 'Religious Harmony' Law Has Closed 1,000 Churches

Even churches with proper documentation are being denied building permits. Why? Read more

#ModiNotWelcome: Crowds gather to protest religious intolerance in India

Crowds demonstrated outside Downing Street today in protest at ongoing religious persecution in India. Read more

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