Despite unhelpful Western influences, over-spiritualized leadership, and even a struggling economy, the Lord is establishing his kingdom in South Africa through churches feasting on his Word.
Though many of the churches in Spain often confuse or lose the gospel in their preaching, there is a small and growing network of churches who love gospel clarity and church health.
The Philippines prides itself on being fun and happy, and so churches are often tempted by happy, superficial solutions. Yet churches are gaining humble, careful pastors who take seriously instructing their people in the joy of the Lord.
One of our hopes for this Journal is that it will spur you on in prayer for our brothers and sisters around the globe. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of prayer requests from our contributors.
Here is the story of one church in one of the least reached corners of the world slowly and waveringly growing into maturity by the grace of God.
Mailbag #44: Applying “Husband of One Wife”; Leaving the Church but Attending Bible Study; Women Voting in the ChurchBy Jonathan Leeman | 12.09.2016
— What does “husband of one wife” mean? That a prospective elder must have never been divorced? — Someone who left our church still wants to attend our church’s ladies’ Bible study. Is that okay? — Does 1 Timothy 2:12 forbid women from voting in congregational matters?
Despite the more than 1500 years between us, I couldn’t help but notice the wisdom John Chrysostom offered for pastors today.
Raising up Christ-like leaders―while primarily a work of the Holy Spirit―happens in the context of healthy churches full of loving relationships.
Seminaries can provide much value to the church, but seminary-educated leaders aren’t a necessity for the advance of the church around the world.
Many Christians and church leaders spend time interacting with grieving people or equipping their congregations to care for those around them who are grieving. Consequently, this book is especially pertinent for pastors.