In his article ‘Is a Successful Small Church an Oxymoron?’, Karl Vater, pastor at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, California writes: “We’ve convinced ourselves that successful equals big. So small must equal failure. Therefore, anytime you have “small” and “successful” in the same phrase – voila! Instant oxymoron. But one of the goals Jesus […]
The vision of the Free Methodist Church is to see a healthy church within the reach of every Canadian and beyond. Here are some of the ways that we are currently working to make that happen.
It’s easy to get so busy doing ministry that you don’t take the time to evaluate your ministry. But evaluation is how you get better. It’s like your annual physical. No one wants to get a check-up, blood work, and maybe a test or two, but that’s how you learn what you need to know. […]
Does all our online chatter about being missional keep us from being missional? That’s the question that Dan Kimball explores in the article, the ease of simply reading blogs about being missional in the comfort of our homes versus actually going out into our community to be missional. Click here for the full article: Do […]
I get asked an interesting question every now and then and it’s something we all get asked in some form or another. It used to be “What are you reading?” But recently it has become “What podcasts are you listening to?” Rather than give you a list of specific podcasts, let me give you of […]
In his article, author Greg Baird lists five ways that leaders can do Family Ministry without having a “Family Ministry” Click here to read the full article: How to do Family Ministry without having a “Family Ministry”
In her article 8 Ways to Miss the Point of Small Group, Kristin Wetherell draws attention to the fact that “sometimes we’d rather pursue what’s easier and more comfortable, but this approach lacks transforming power to draw us nearer to God and each other”. Click here to read the full article: 8 Ways to Miss […]
In his article “Three Ways to Make the Local Church Feel More Like a Family”, Chris Martin makes this statement: “Perhaps the clearest step local churches can take is to invest time and energy into the community life of the church, and make every effort to make the church feel more like a family than an institution“. […]
Michelle Van Loon turns our attention to the gap in discipleship for middle-aged and retired women. Click here to read “Middle-Aged Women Face a Crisis of Discipleship.”
“In the Bible we read about “beautiful feet” (Romans 10:15). Mine are not beautiful, I assure you, in their human form. However, they are made more beautiful when they move—when they go on mission—and are missional feet.” Read all of Ed Stetzer’s “Beautiful, Missional Feet.”
In “Grandma Didn’t Go To Church: 9 Ways First-Generation Christians Are Making Me A Better Pastor“, Karl Vaters explores how to pastor people when they’re not just the only believers in their family, they’re the first Christian in generations.