Somewhere right now a church is losing its lead pastor. If your church is in this scenario, I simply want to hearten you with six biblical truths.
How should you, as a pastor, think about receiving criticism? Consider six things.
Edwards’ approach, as illustrated in Bezzant’s book, tries to strike the right balance between the two extremes of out-and-out pragmatism and culturally deaf fundamentalism.
Should the everyday Christian care about something as old-fashioned and outmoded as church membership? Does its practice make sense in contexts without church discipline? Isn’t it just a “Baptist thing”? Mark Dever interviews Ligon Duncan about all this and more in the latest 9Marks Leadership interview: “Church Membership in Theory and Practice.”
Thought-provoking and challenging, this book is a guide that church leaders and church members will find helpful as they seek to form, or reform, their own mercy ministries.