Communion, membership and the reality of fellowship

Just before I became pastor of Oldham Bethel Church, I was careful to try and outline some of things I intended to do. My goal

How do you make ESOL members feel a full part of the fellowship?

If you find yourself with those who speak a second language in your midst, how can you minister to them faithfully? Are there any ways

What is the worst that could happen? Not receiving your eternal asylum

What’s the worst thing that could possibly happen? So went the question my fellow elder asked. We were having a discussion about our Iranian contingent

A polity to avoid like the plague

I have been writing a lot about ecclesiology and polity lately. I didn’t intend to but one post became another and so it goes on.

Four ways to encourage people into church membership

It is not at all uncommon for churches to wonder why people in regular attendance do not want to become members. All too often folk

Why we need to think about ecclesiology and polity more than we care to admit

One of the problems with our lack of thought on ecclesiology is that things are usually fine until they start going wrong. We don’t like

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