Resource Roundup: Is “Church Membership” Biblical?

Church Membership – A Response to Matt Chandler Dear God, What is Matt Chandler Thinking? Are Church Covenants & Policies Biblical? Istoria Ministries Blog: Five Reasons to Say No to a Church Covenant Apologetics Index: Five Reasons to Say No to a Church Membership Covenant The Problem with Church Membership Covenants – bad doctrine hurts …

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Reforming the Professional Ministry Paradigm

Followers of Lamb's Haringer will recall many posts over the last 2-3 years, which call for a reformation of pastoral, professional ministry. For too long, American Christianity has followed the model set forward by Europe and Rome concerning professional clergy... a thing Jesus and the Apostles never demonstrated. The error has led to: Denominations, Bible …

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The 5 Step Solution for the 10/90 Problem

10% of the people do 90% of the ministry work Whether it is an accurate statistic, it is one commonly expressed among all Christian sects. The Church has a motivation problem, so its leaders think. And, those 10% who do align with the "vision" of leaders often get "burned out" or "put out" by ungodly …

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On Shunning

"What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?" --Jesus (Matthew 18:12) The IFB churches, in which I grew up and then left, commonly teach that believers …

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The Greatest Sin in the Church: Lording

Pastors!! We are guilty of the greatest sin in the churches. If you do not know what "Lording over the flock" is, then you are most probably doing it! STOP!!You call yourself an "overseer" and an "undershepherd," because you gain these titles from Scripture; but you have more than likely learned the wrong connotation of …

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