IT WORKS!

Our local association newsletter had a section recently that listed six secrets of a turnaround church. Thom Rainer, president of Lifeway Christian Resources, conducted a survey of churches that were in decline and experienced a great turnaround. From that survey these six things were evident in every church that made a turnaround: They became highly…

Sanctification

Sanctification is one doctrine that we tend to shy away from. We love to talk about the doctrine of redemption, justification, propitiation, and glorification. When these doctrines are preached we respond with shouts of ‘amen’ and ‘glory to God.’ However, when it comes to sanctification it is met with silence. The apostle Paul prays that…

Traditional Church – The way church used to/should be

Questions abound as to why churches across America are in decline. Many have suggested that the church is not relevant enough to today’s society. As a result we do see young people leaving the traditional church and flocking to the emerging church movement. We have mistakenly attributed this to things such worship styles, attire, and…

Be ye Holy – 1 Peter 1:13-16

  “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy,…

Press On in 2013

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those…