Missionary Qualifications: GUIDELINES FOR  FOREIGN AND HOME MISSIONS

Missionary Qualifications: GUIDELINES FOR FOREIGN AND HOME MISSIONS

This booklet is designed to help elders to evaluate the qualifications for both a home and foreign missionary.  It is  also useful for the churches that sponsor a military chaplain. As the introduction states it is expected that the sending church will use these guidelines with the candidate to determine the suitability of the candidate […]

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8 DENIALS of a DYING CHURCH

8 DENIALS of a DYING CHURCH

8 DENIALS of a DYING CHURCH The problems will only worsen. Future generations are forsaken. Churches will miss opportunities for solutions. There is no urgency for change. Maintenance ministries engender frustration and conflict. Churches in denial are usually disobedient. Many of these churches will tolerate open and flagrant sin. The church will lose its best […]

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Autopsy of a Dead Church

Autopsy of a Dead Church

Church revitalization is a popular topic today, and that is appropriate. Various writers and researches estimate that between 70 and 90 percent of the churches in North America are plateaued or declining. The percentage varies from writer to writer, but, certainly, the majority of churches in North America are declining or dying. Robert Dale in […]

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Autopsy of a DEAD CHURCH

Autopsy of a DEAD CHURCH

Summary Paper Autopsy of a Deceased Church Thom Rainer     Perspective:   Healthy Churches:  10% Symptoms of Sickness: 40% Very Sick:   40% Dying:     10%     Early Symptoms of Sickness:   Ministries and programs are shifting towards those inside the church rather than those outside the church.     Some people may be added […]

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