Evangelical

Created on Friday, 15 August 2014 / Church Growth
Tags: National Association of Evangelicals, board, survey, church growth, biblical teaching, outward focus, strong vision, mission, Leith Anderson, biblical authority, community, needs, care
The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) asked its board of directors, which includes denominational leaders, pastors and other evangelical leaders, for the main characteristics they notice in growing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 08 August 2014 / Culture
Tags: Christianity, Bible, culture, Believers, doctrines, practices, church, Scripture, Evangelicals, American Dream, corporate vision, destiny, stewardship, individual prosperity
It has been evident to numerous biblical scholars that often (if not most of the time) believers (including preachers) interpret the Bible through the lens of their culture. This has resulted in many beliefs, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 01 August 2014 / Community
Tags: George Wood, Assemblies of God, Holy Spirit, Pentecostals, Evangelicals, apostle Paul, Apollos, converts, Spirit-baptized believers, G. Campbell Morgan, church, demographics, leadership, skill
A template is a pattern or mold used as a guide to form a piece or product. There certainly is a template in what happened when Paul met up with the nominal 12 believers at Ephesus. Here is the background. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 18 July 2014 / Pastoring
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, calling, ministry, Evangelical, Pentecostal, churches, local church, self-ordained pastors, The Apostle, Elmer Gantry, U.S. military, anointing
... in my city approached me in 2005 about consecrating me as a bishop, the first thing I did before allowing such a consecration was to have them call several local and national bishops who knew me well to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 / Culture
Tags: Ed Stetzer, America, church, trends, dying, missiology, Christian, atheist, Jewish, cultural, congregational Christian, convictional Christian, Evangelicals, nominals, nones
Despite what many think, the church in America is not dying (and no serious researcher thinks that). However, there are some challenges and changes to be considered. When we consider missiology, part of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 27 March 2014 / Culture
Tags: Bob Smietana, LifeWay Research, Ed Stetzer, religious liberty, decline, United States, Hobby Lobby, Supreme Court, preachers, uneasy, evangelical, Christian leaders, war
Americans have always had mixed feelings about religious liberty. Most say it’s important, but they don’t always agree how much liberty is enough or too much. That’s the issue at the heart of the Supreme ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 / Worship
Tags: Dwayne Moore, worship leaders, pastors, services, spirit, Holy Spirit, Psalm 45, praise, A.W. Tozer, evangelicalism, lead, musicians
Worship services are made up of people. I know that’s not news; it’s obvious. Yet how often do we overlook this important detail? Most of us would like to take our services up a notch or two. But we tend ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 / Vision
Tags: Frank Viola, ministry, season, church, Paul, Jerusalem, Colossians, Ephesians, Philippians, Andrew Murray, Beyond Evangelical, Jesus: A Theography, crop rotation, missional churches
Over the years, I’ve said a lot about the seasonal nature of the church and the seasonal nature of the Christian life. What is true for the church and for the individual Christian is also true for spiritual ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 30 January 2014 / Vision
Tags: Joseph Mattera, effectiveness, church, evangelical leaders, attendance, tithes, disciplemakers, megachurches, volunteers, leaders, church plants, ministries, marketplace leaders
Often evangelical leaders are under the false assumption a local church is doing well because they have good Sunday attendance, receive large amounts in tithes and offerings, and offer a plethora of programs ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 03 October 2013 / Legacy
Tags: Ed Stetzer, Calvary Chapel, Chuck Smith, cancer, Protestantism, evangelicalism, evangelist, Viral Churches, Reinventing American Protestantism, sheep, Bible, verses, legacy, church planting
Like many of you, I found out Thursday morning that Calvary Chapel founder and pastor Chuck Smith has died. He was 86. Charismanews.com has a helpful obituary. Chuck and Calvary Chapel have played ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Justin Lathrop, introvert, church, people, connecting, insolation, Susan Cain, Adam McHugh, evangelicalism, atmosphere, faith, awareness
Some of you may find this surprising, but I’m an introvert. I first made the confession in this blog post back in 2012. Now, just because I’m an introvert, that doesn’t mean I don’t like connecting with ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 25 April 2013 / Administration
Tags: Rick Warren, untapped, gold mines, church, sleeping giant, lay people, financial support, evangelicals, Saddleback
Pastor, you’ve got a sleeping giant in your church. If you awake that sleeping giant, it’ll change your church, your community and the world. This sleeping giant in your church is your unengaged lay people. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 07 February 2013 / Multicultural
Tags: Hispanic, Evangelicals, Sam Rodriguez, Protestant, Reformation
... “In 2001, for the first time, over 50 percent of all missions giving from Hispanic churches went to such places as Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.” Hispanics are deliberately focusing on such ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 19 November 2012 / Multicultural
Tags: Black, White, Racist, Evangelical, Voting, Election, Romney, Obama
My article “Open Letter to My Black Evangelical Friends” elicited some very helpful comments along with words of affirmation and, unfortunately, a number of very ugly comments. The thoughts of many hearts ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 / Main
Tags: bill hybels,bishop george mckinney,david gushee,immigration,joel hunter,mercer university,new evangelical partnership for the common good,pastors,samuel rodriguez
QUOTE: "When you've got a friend who's screaming out in pain, who's saying this is really dangerous, you pay attention to that." —David Gushee, who teaches at Mercer University in Georgia and is ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 / Main
Tags: atheist,church,evangelical christians,gina welch,jerry falwell
QUOTE: "It's no accident that evangelical Christianity is as popular as it is. I even came to enjoy listening to sermons from Jerry Falwell, whose politics I was [initially] allergic to. The emotional, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 / Main
Tags: assemblies of god,christians,converts,farsi christian news network,iran,isfahan,medline nazanian,muslims,rev. wilson issavi,the evangelical church of kermanshah,torture
An Assyrian pastor the Iranian government accused of "converting Muslims" is being tortured in prison and threatened with execution, sources close to the case said. State Security agents on Feb. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 February 2010 / Main
Tags: alfred amos,authority,evangelical pastors,god,haiti,haitian government,port-au-prince,relief support,settlements,shelter,supplies
QUOTE: " The only authority here is God." —Alfred Amos, speaking from one of the many developing settlements on the outskirts Port-au-Prince, Haiti, led by evangelical pastors. As the crowded streets ... [ +++ ]
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