Ecclesiology

Don’t look for community in the church. Be the community.

True community is never found by looking for it. It can only be found by pursuing Christ. He understands loneliness better than we do.

Meeting again after COVID-19: one church’s plan

Our aim is to make sure all feel safe and comfortable to return. This will differ from church to church and situation to situation.

Even with online worship, the regulative principle is a solid guide

How should we make decisions about worship, ordinances, and livestreams when our churches are unable to gather in person?

7 reasons to avoid church discipline (and why they’re all wrong)

Many Christians have opposed church discipline for understandable, albeit uninformed, unbiblical, and misguided reasons.

So, you joined the wrong church

The more we hold ourselves to our covenant promises, the more our relationships grow.

5 reasons it’s good for your church to grow slowly

Many of us want a big church. But sometimes, God has other plans.

The big mistake egalitarians make when they interpret Paul

Female prophecy in the Old and New Testaments is no argument in favor of female teaching or preaching.

When should a member consider leaving a church?

Leaving a church is serious business. Here’s what to think about before you do.

Go to church — even when you don’t feel like it

In the good times, we don’t need covenants, because we can get by on feelings alone. But covenant communities hold us up when we’re faltering.

3 reasons your church shouldn’t be all about numbers

The people of your city are not prospective church attendees, they are sheep without a shepherd.

4 important questions to ask before joining a church

If you can answer in the affirmative to all four of these questions, there is a good possibility you have found your next church.

Seven ways to identify a healthy church

If a leader has all of the following seven traits, it is likely that leader will lead the congregation to greater health.

Here’s a better way to determine your spiritual gifts

If you give yourself to other believers in the church, you will inevitably be using your gifts.

Three ways to show church members the value of regular church attendance

What if you miss something bigger than missing out on a sermon or singing when you don’t gather with your church body?

The Lord’s Supper is not for “you.” It’s for us.

The Lord’s Supper is not a private meal that individuals share with Jesus. It is a communal meal for all of Christ’s people to worship together.

4 Questions you should ask before joining a church

If you can answer in the affirmative these questions, it is a good possibility you have found your next church.