Tag: Local Church

Church Planting; What Happens When It Doesn’t Go Our Way?

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

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Facing A Task Unfinished

** Please note, the venue for this event has been updated to Sovereign Grace Church in Gilbert, AZ. We apologize for any inconvenience. ** Once again, we’re delighted to be partnering with Keith and Kristyn

Is 20schemes Patronising People By Calling Them Poor?

We have now been church planting full time for just under a year. It has been equally energising and draining. Full of exhilarating highs and desperate lows. We have been encouraged by much needed support,

Why Are Local Churches The Key To Ministry In Needy Communities?

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,

Why Should We Care About The Local Church?

A young couple move to Edinburgh and shop around to find a church that suits their needs and meets their requirements in terms of worship and other people their age. They both love the Lord

What Is The Greatest Challenge To Evangelism & Discipleship In Deprived Western Communities

Erik Raymond is the senior pastor of Emmaus Bible Church in Omaha, Nebraska and has a blog, The Ordinary Pastor, on The Gospel Coalition. In this video, Erik explains that one of the greatest challenges

Why Do So Many Walk Away From The Christian Faith? (3/3)

This is the third post (part 1 | part 2) in a series on why so many walk away from the Christian faith. So far, we’ve seen the author of Hebrews encouraging his hearers to

Why Do So Many Walk Away From The Christian Faith? (1/3)

I remember vividly my early days in the church. Everything was new and fresh. There was a large young people’s group and there was a real buzz, about the place. It was exciting being a

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Are you doing ministry in the inner city but feel burnt out, exhausted, and ready to quit? Or maybe you see the poor in your community and think, “how am I supposed to help?” The truth

How Should Our Churches Deal With The After Effects Of Abortion?

Originally posted on 19 Aug 2015 Luke 7:47 “Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven….” Recently I felt compelled to read one of my favourite Francine Rivers books, “Atonement Child”. It’s