When I walk around my community, I know in my bones that this place was built for the gospel.
You can’t become a church-planting church overnight, so don’t be in a hurry.
As I think ahead to pastoring an evangelical church in the capital of Islamic culture, I must admit my flesh is pulled in many different directions.
Plundering Satan’s kingdom is the mission of the church and of the church planter.
If you don’t know how to preach to the older brother, you won’t be effective below the Mason-Dixon.
There are only seven evangelical church buildings on the entire Arabian Peninsula, and land hasn’t been given for this purpose in 15 years. Suddenly, that has changed.
Though we had eight years of ministry experience under our belts at an established church, we didn’t yet know all that we didn’t know.
Being warm, inviting, attractive, and interesting isn’t a sin and doesn’t contradict Reformed confessions.
What will be attractive to a lost world is the gospel we proclaim and the distinctive community life it creates.
Churches in small-town America already own enough properties; we just need to be more strategic in how we’re using them.