How we treat the church is how we treat Christ

Jesus words to Saul/Paul in Acts 9, and repeated again in Acts 22 and Acts 26, are evidently important because Luke records them three times.

Membership, discipline & revitalisation

Champagne theology bores

My son is the only 5-year-old I know who specifically requests to watch Mary Berry cooking programmes. He gladly sits and watches back-to-back episodes totally

What we tell our children about Santa and what we tell our members about biblical misunderstandings

It’s that time of year when Christian parents begin hand-wringing about the Santa problem. By, the Santa problem, I mean the well worn question of

If membership has value, it will cost when it is rescinded

Yesterday, I wrote about making your membership meaningful and imbuing it with a sense of value. You can read yesterday’s post here. Inevitably, if your

What is church discipline?

We have been thinking about membership a lot as elders lately. One important aspect of church membership and right practice as a church is church