What should church life be like? The Bible has different metaphors for how God sees the church. Here are seven of them that shape how we view the church.
When faced with challenges in ministry, pastors have a tendency to allow the kingdom of the self encroach upon them. This article describes this problem as one of shifting treasure, and explains how this happens in terms of our identity, maturity, reputation, essentiality, and confidence.
This article discusses the importance of deacons making regular visits in the congregation. It suggests possible themes, and encourages the use of a visiting schedule.