Church Blog (Page 7)

Church Blog (Page 7)

Make Plans, Not Just Resolutions

The new year is here. Maybe you’ve decided on certain resolutions. Here’s something worth resolving to do in the new year: rejoice in the Lord (Phil. 4:4). But don’t just make a resolution to rejoice in the Lord. Make plans for how you can move in that direction, empowered by God’s Spirit. To help church members make concrete plans, we recommend…

National Refugee Sunday

post by Josh Anderson Whether we realize it or not, we are living in a pivotal moment in human history.  There are currently more than 7 million Syrians who have had to flee their homes for safety only to find much of the world unwilling to help them.  In the midst of this urgent situation, many churches throughout the US have set apart this Sunday as “National…

Thanksgiving on Thursday and Sunday

Post by Josh Fenska The psalmist made up his mind: “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart” (Psa. 111:1). For God’s great works, for His righteousness, for His grace and mercy, for His provision of food, for His covenant faithfulness, for arranging redemption–and for a thousand other reasons–God is worthy of being glorified…

Child Dedications This Week

post by Josh Fenska “I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts…. Your kingdom is an everlasting…

What Are We Doing Re: Deacons

Post by Josh Fenska This autumn, we have nominated Greg U, Matt V, and Tom B to serve as deacons. In the years to come, we want to see a number of church members commissioned as deacons—to administrate servanthood for the upbuilding of the church to the glory of God. (See the previous post about the Bible’s teaching on deacons, and look for more posts to come on…

What Does the Bible Say about Deacons?

post by Josh Fenska Depending on your church background, you may have different ideas or expectations for deacons. People with a certain Baptist background may think of a board of trustees in which twelve men vote about things like landscaping and the youth pastor’s salary. People from an Anglican background may think of white robes with special sashes. Basketball fans…