Digging In: Cultivating a Health Church Culture

“Just as soil quality influences the potential outcomes of a field, the culture of a congregation establishes the environment that often predetermines the effectiveness of God’s Word in that body of believers. In other words, a church’s culture influences its impact.” – Digging In: Cultivating a Health Church Culture by Jim Powell As I approach my […]

Three Reasons Why Singing is Essential in the Life of the Disciple

To be honest I haven’t given much thought to the spiritual discipline aspect of singing.  In his blog, “Three Reasons Why Singing is Essential in the Life of the Disciple” Michael Kelley begins, “There are certain habits that are synonymous with spiritual growth. We call these things spiritual disciplines, and they’re things like reading the […]

Movie Theatre Church

So I did something different the other day.  I attended church in a movie theatre.  It was a satellite or campus of a large well known ministry.  The worship music was live but the preaching was via the screen.  I went to see what it was like and to see if I could learn anything […]

9 Marks of an Unhealthy Church

David Schuchardt, pastor of Northview Church in Regina, SK, sent me this article with the following note, “From another camp but I am sure there is wisdom to be gleaned.” I agree with my friend so here you go: Kevin DeYoung’s 9 Marks of an Unhealthy Church.