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

The importance of church discipline

Tomorrow, I will outline why close communion makes most sense of what we are doing in the Lord’s Supper. Restricting communion is one of the

Some clarifications on Strict& Particular Baptist ecclesiology: a reply to John Stevens

At the risk of prolonging this discussion further than I ought, I felt it worth replying to a recent blog post by John Stevens. John

Make your membership count for something

When I first started as minister of our church it is safe to say baptism, membership, communion and church service bore no real relationship to

From Mother’s Day to Lord’s Day

So, I have an admission to make: I forgot it was mother’s day this year. I had posted my mother’s present and card off early

What’s the minimum required to still be a church?

It is not at all uncommon for churches to wring their hands over this ministry or that event and wonder how we will ever get

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