There isn’t a straight line between prayer and sermon efficacy

I have been troubled for some time now about the noises frequently made around the relationship of prayer and sermon efficacy. It has become common

Making sure the prayer happens at the prayer meeting

Yesterday evening we had our monthly plenary prayer meeting. We try to make prayer a central part of the life of the church. We already

I didn’t go to the church prayer meeting and it was absolutely the right decision

For the first time since becoming the pastor at Oldham Bethel Church, I did not go to our church prayer meeting. I wasn’t on holiday,

Spurgeon on participation in the church

Do all of you who are members of this church, know whether the Sunday-school is getting on well, or not? Now, speak the truth; do

A Hindu, Muslim and a Christian walk into a school…

If you are the kind that prays – particularly if you’re the kind that prays specifically for me or Oldham Bethel Church – I would

What should we expect of our church members?

I have been thinking a lot about membership lately. The below is taken from a section of a draft membership document we are working on.

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