What is Church? by David Fredrickson
May04

What is Church? by David Fredrickson

What is Church? Is it a series of theological concepts and rituals or is it a family of believers walking together in authentic relationships with Christ as their Head. There is little argument as to what constitutes the church universal, perhaps stated most succinctly in Ephesians 1:22,23: “And God placed all things under his (Christ’s) feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness...

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How are my Sunday Sermons? by Jon Zens
Oct01

How are my Sunday Sermons? by Jon Zens

I could just see a pastor asking his members this question.How are my Sunday Sermons? Perhaps that is not the best way to judge the value of a leader’s ministry.The real question should be: DO WE GATHER FOR A MONOLOGUE OR A SYMPHONY when we come together? Here is a recent discussion I had on the subject with a brother (Chuck) and I thought it would serve as a valuable lesson to those who are listening.   Jon, I have been...

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How to get The Mind of Christ Through Open Participation
Sep10

How to get The Mind of Christ Through Open Participation

Consensus can be looked at from many angles, but here I will focus on the importance of all voices being heard in the pursuit of Christ’s will. As I have traveled among all kinds of fellowships since 1977, the number one concern that has come from the saints’ hearts has been expressed in statements like — “a few voices have the clout, the rest don’t matter,” “no one has ever asked for my thoughts,” “I felt ignored or put down...

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Church Services, Meetings, and Gatherings
Jul29

Church Services, Meetings, and Gatherings

Until we deal directly with issues like the difference between church services, meetings and gatherings the organized traditional systems will pass us off as a fad. We are all in agreement that Father God is transitioning His church for optimal effectiveness and impact in this darkened world. The problem comes when we make adjustments to how we do things without knowing where or why the Lord is moving us. Needless to say, for many it...

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