Medical personnel and fitness experts have determined that certain values are crucial to continuing health, or improving health (x number of steps per day, certain heart rate to burn fat/calories, certain number of hours of sleep per night, and so forth). The thinking is that if we track it, then we build better health habits and make better health choices. Why don’t we do this with our faith?
Written tongue-in-cheek style, John A. Page provides seven strategies on how to easily demolish your marriage vows, diminish spousal love, and deter any growth in what was once a lifetime relationship—if that’s what you really want to do.
Without the Ascension of Jesus the Christ to heaven, we don’t have a prayer of doing, or succeeding in local or global mission. John Page offers three reasons why.
Can five words make a meaningful difference in your own faith journey with Christ? Will using these five words enable your church to grow? As they relate to five practices we can engage in daily and weekly, the answer is yes. Five words. Nine syllables. They are not unfamiliar, whether you stand as a pastor in the pulpit, or participate as a parishioner in the pew: Prayers. Presence. Gifts. Service. Witness.
Missions and Discipleship are two sides of the same spiritual formation coin, to be invested and spent in the economy of God’s Kingdom. We can learn a lot in Bible study and small groups and