Credible professions, moving bars and asylum seekers

It doesn’t take a genius to recognise that asylum seekers have a fairly obvious reason for wanting to obtain membership of your local church that

Four ways to lead people towards membership

We’ve all been there. A new person or couple turn up at church and have been coming for a while. They are on the fringe

Four ways to blow up your church over the long term

It is becoming sadly common to hear of churches and church leaders falling into error. Many times, the aftermath of such things leads to the

How do we handle concerns of non-attendance?

‘Where was John? I haven’t seen him for a few weeks.’ I am sure the question, or something close to it, has surfaced with more

Pastoral exceptions on baptism?

Anyone who follows this blog knows that my church holds to Strict and Particular Baptist polity. That is, we believe in a baptised membership, administered

What does committing to the local church mean?

Most people recognise that joining a local church means committing to it in some way. But what does it mean in practice to commit to

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