Why Going To Church Every Week Matters

A few Saturday nights ago I texted my Worship Pastor: Me: “Been outside yet? Stunning. 15 people in church tomorrow.”Worship Pastor: “6 of them will be staff. ”Me: “Can you blame...

9 “Church Approved” Sins That Plague Your Life

I was in an engineering class the first time I watched the tragic explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Even though I wasn’t alive when it happened, I caught a glimpse of the horror thousands must have felt a...

Greg Stier: A Wake-Up Call To The Church

"Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”  Ephesians 5:14 "The Christian world is in a deep sleep. Nothing but a loud voice can waken them out of it!"...

Six Stages Of A Dying Church

It’s not a pleasant topic. But if we don’t talk about dying churches, we will act like there are no problems. As I wrote in Breakout Churches, the first stage for any church to reverse negativ...

Don't Give Up On The Church In America

In a recent interview the "Bible Answer Man" Hank Hanegraaff says watching pastors who act more like entrepreneurs focused on branding is part of the reason why he decided to leave evangelicalism and join an Eastern...

Why Dying Churches Die

The doctor told my dad he was dying. Our family physician was a kind man, a true friend of the family. But he was firm. Dad was on the short path to death. My father, then 58 years old, had been smoking for four...

Why Many Of Our Churches Are Still One Color

"What’s wrong with our church?” It was a sincere question. The elder wanted to know why there seems to be a steady erosion of attendance, discipleship, and evangelism at his church. Then I showed h...

When Your Kids Don't Want To Go to Church

We love that our church is full of families in all shapes and sizes – In particular, families with little ones. It’s not always easy to get your kids to church on Sunday, and it can be quite difficult getting the...

Six Traits Of A Church Disrupter

He is almost in every church. In fact, the “he” may be a “she,” but I’ll use the masculine pronoun for simplicity. He is the church disrupter. Unlike church bullies, the disrupter rarely att...

The Five WORST Excuses For Missing Church

We are all guilty of missing Church every now and then. Whether it is through sickness, a vacation or we simply cannot be bothered, skipping Church once in a while isn't the end of the world. That being said, we do m...

Why Every Christian Needs A Christ-Centered Church Community

I learned at a young age that church attendance was a moral issue. If you missed Sunday morning for any reason, you weren’t that serious about God. Miss two Sundays in a row, you were lost, the eternal k...

Five Valid Reasons A Church Should Close Its Doors For Good

There has been much controversy swirling around Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch, and the alleged closing of its doors in the immediate aftermath of Hurrican Harvey. But with that particular story dying down, it is...

Why A Lot Of Professing Christians Never Attend Church

“Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together”–unless, of course, the Lord reveals to you that you are the church, as one lady said to me. Or, that you are smarter than the preacher, the...

What To Do When Your Church Changes

These days in my retirement ministry, most of the churches where I’m invited to preach have these things in common…. –Almost no man wears a necktie or suit. –On the platform you find all k...

Paul Washer On Why Young People Are Not Singing In Worship

Preacher Paul Washer is concerned about the way in which the younger generation worship. He says that whilst young people lack no zeal in believing and sharing the gospel, they have been taught, via the entertainme...

John MacArthur Is Asked 'Why Don't You Allow Your Wife To Preach?'

In a recent Q and A session at his Church, preacher John MacArthur was asked why he does not allow his wife to take the pulpit and preach the word of God. "Did you ever think about giving your wife a chance to p...

We Need To Stop Wasting The Time We Have In Church

“When you come to appear before Me, who requires of you this trampling of My courts? Bring your worthless offerings no longer, incense is an abomination to Me…. I cannot endure iniquity and the solemn ass...

Why 500 Years Of Catholic & Protestant Church Separation?

Times of church separation can be awful, such as when the church I was raised in went through a split during my senior year of high school. It was devastating. But sometimes a separation is necessary to reform an unh...