It’s been a Proverbs 19:21 start to the year in Barlanark: Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21) In fact, our whole experience here is summed up in that one verse. 18 months ago we left our roles as youth workers and set out
I have done a four part series on the topic of church discipline in earlier posts so I won’t be visiting old ground here (if you want to read it click here). To summarise: As a church we follow the Matthew 18:15-17 principles for church discipline at our church. When we talk of church
It’s Monday morning; the staff and interns are bleary-eyed from the weekend past, sleepwalking through their morning routine, all thanks to 10 days of intense activity which, on the run up to it, was prophetically dubbed ‘radge-week’ (“radge” | adjective: an informal Scottish term meaning wild,
We had our first ever '20schemes Women's Training Day' on Tuesday. It's something that has always been intended but seemed an impossibility to make a reality; to bring all the busy wives and women in ministry, (many of whom are mothers), to one location during the day for teaching, fellowship and
This is the second part of a post we started last week. If you missed it, here's the link. We were thinking about the fact that the Christian life is a battle, ministry is tough, and leadership is back-breaking work. But in the Bible, Jesus give his followers encouragements to keep us in the game.
And apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. (2 Corinthians 11) The Christian walk is a battle. Ministry is tough. Leadership is back breaking work. The Apostle Paul wrote this in 2 Corinthians 11:28 after remembering a whole list of sufferings
Mike McKinley is senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. Formerly, he served on staff alongside Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He's the co-author, alongside Mez McConnell, of Church In Hard Places: How the Local Church Brings Life to the
Originally posted on 25 March 2016 Mike McKinley is senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. Formerly, he served on staff alongside Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He's the co-author, alongside Mez McConnell, of Church In Hard Places: How the