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An astute comment here on C&R sent Chaves back to his study. His hypothesis, that the gap reflects a difference in resources, was only partly right.
Advice from an elder preacher and leader to a younger: let the listeners do some of the work, and leave space for the Spirit.
The recent Catalyst conference on church leadership shows just how desperately the "free" and "liturgical" churches need each other.
It is a helpful exercise for leaders to place themselves in the shoes of those who are new to their organizations.
Last week we posted Tom Arthur's questions as a young pastor in a start-up congregation modeled on megachurches to his elder, Michael Jinkins, about his "Letters to New Pastors," which assumed a very different pastoral context. Here is Jinkins' reply.
Serving the Lord’s Supper always seems always to result in a mess. And given the nature of our work as leaders, maybe that’s as it should be.
Many sociologists have reviled Christianity. More recently some have defended their version of it. It remains to account for the spiritual vitality of some churches—namely evangelical ones.
Every church wants to be filled with young families and children. There is no shortcut to that goal. "Traditioned innovation," and beautiful art, are more pain-staking, but ultimately more beautiful, ways to approach it.