Religious liberty implies a recognition that individuals make conscientious decisions to participate in group associations that have different requirements and different callings than the rest of society and the state. In my view, these truths lead one inside the walls of a Baptist church.
The church needs a clear definition of its nature before it determines and actualizes its functions and activities.
It requires patience to lead a congregation to see itself as body, family, temple, and bride—not an optional religious organization to make them feel better about themselves.
True community is never found by looking for it. It can only be found by pursuing Christ. He understands loneliness better than we do.
Our aim is to make sure all feel safe and comfortable to return. This will differ from church to church and situation to situation.
How should we make decisions about worship, ordinances, and livestreams when our churches are unable to gather in person?
Many Christians have opposed church discipline for understandable, albeit uninformed, unbiblical, and misguided reasons.
The more we hold ourselves to our covenant promises, the more our relationships grow.
Many of us want a big church. But sometimes, God has other plans.
Dr. York sits down with JT English, Pastor of the Village Church Institute in Dallas, TX, to discuss training and equipping in the local church.
Female prophecy in the Old and New Testaments is no argument in favor of female teaching or preaching.
Leaving a church is serious business. Here’s what to think about before you do.
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.
The people of your city are not prospective church attendees, they are sheep without a shepherd.
If you can answer in the affirmative to all four of these questions, there is a good possibility you have found your next church.
If a leader has all of the following seven traits, it is likely that leader will lead the congregation to greater health.
If you give yourself to other believers in the church, you will inevitably be using your gifts.