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

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

Act as though there are visitors in the room

I mentioned yesterday that I was preaching at a different church on Sunday. It was really nice because it is a church of people I

Three good things when you go to another church

I went to speak at another church yesterday. I love that church because it is one I used to go to when I was a

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

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