Category: Ecclesiology

Functional Structures

Resources / Church Health / Governance The way a church is structured has a direct impact on its ministry effectiveness. Preacher and ministry leader Tom Skinner described the beginnings of an outreach program as 100% ministry. You are out in the community talking with…

Women and Credentialing

Senior Pastors, Are Your Staff Women Credentialed? I love the prayers of Paul documented in Ephesians 1:17-19, Philippians 1:9-11, and Colossians 1:9-12. We can see Paul’s shepherd heart and the passion that he has to see the church and its leaders grow. His prayers…

What’s a Covenant in the Bible?

The Doctrine of Covenant by Michael L. Aiken Covenant is the way God relates to people. When God speaks he binds us, his image bearers, todo what he requires of us. The study of covenants is complex, but this paper will seek to summarizethe…

A Subtle Radical Shift: Home Group

Several years ago, our Life Group/Bible Study group happened upon a helpful and heartening new way to do “Bible Study.” We are not sure how it developed but we have all benefitted greatly from this new way of meeting. We meet once a week…

Great Books

From time to time, well maybe 3 times, someone has asked me what I’m currently reading. I’m usually working on several books at the same time, and sometimes, in a Mortimer Adler kind of way, if the book isn’t top notch, I don’t finish…

A Podcast Worth Listening to from our School – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

I’m not a real podcast person. Admittedly, not a great first line for this post. Maybe it’s my short attention span, or that I’m not really interested in listening to small talk for 15 minutes before anything substantive is said….well this one is different….

Credentialing: the foundation for ministry’s marathon

Credentialing is the starting point of the ministry marathon. Your Bible training, whether it’s seminary or Gateway Theological Institute or another has equipped you well. The hours of lectures, shelves of books and numerous papers have prepared you for a life of vocational ministry….