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Church members have become increasingly vocal, critical, and divided over issues related to regathering, wearing masks, and personal reengagement in ministry. Pastors field almost daily comparisons with other churches who are handling it the “right” way.
Last weekend I was not scheduled to teach in our adult services at Mariners Church so I volunteered to teach Sunday morning in our kids ministry. I am so thankful for those who serve in kids ministry each week.
I have studied spiritual warfare for many years, so you might assume that I strongly encourage believers to avoid anything related to Halloween.
To use social media or to not use social media. It is not a small choice as recent research is showing there are significant downsides to being on social media.
It's hard to pastor Christians in the age of outrage. In a time of bitter arguments and divisiveness, Ed Stetzer offers leaders a thoughtful way to approach the hot-button issues of the day.
"Somebody who is a very good negotiator can tell you exactly what they do when they negotiate," says Steve Cunningham. "Similarly, if we are living out [Jesus’] commands, we can tell you exactly how to do it."
"It’s not just the megachurch pastors," says Chuck DeGroat. "There are small church pastors who lead with this grandiosity, these narcissistic characteristics."
“When you feel as if people in your family have turned their back on you," says Lecrae, "it’s extremely painful, and you’ve got to realize that your identity is not wrapped up in their acceptance of you."
When it comes to online small groups, says Allen White, "This is a time that is wide open for experimentation, and those experiments have produced some pretty amazing things in the church this year."
"If things like lust and greed and materialism are sins that recur," says Esau McCaulley, "then why wouldn't racism be a sin that recurred that requires the entirety of our energy?"