In October of 2004 I (Jim) attended my first Glorious Church Conference. I had been discussing, reading and studying biblical eldership but needed a little more information and to see where others were at in this process.
Process? Yes, the process of going from being a solo/single pastor to becoming an elder led assembly. After leaving the Conference I went home and shared with the other men what I learned, and we started Elder Training in January of 2005.
Part of my prayer this morning was probably like most christians: there was a desire to become more like Jesus. While praying this, the thought occurred to me, just what am I asking for? Then I took some time to meditate on what could the answer of this prayer entail.
It is a common theme today for many individuals to write, blog and preach about how the…
For a recent conference, I was asked to be one of the members of a panel discussion, our topic was: The Church in the 21st Century. A lofty theme for a two-hour dialogue.
In preparation, I spent much time ruminating on what has been written about the current church situation and what is seen as biblical models of a New Testament church. The following is a few thoughts I jotted down. Now they are not a complete dissertation, but I think, they are…Continue
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