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The Life & Death of Congregations - The Sequel

So, I was thinking that it was time to return to a train of thought I boarded a couple of posts back. The gist of that post was that everything lives and dies, including congregations. 764 more words

Hope in an old new town

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In the Buckinghamshire city of Milton Keynes you can fill your days with snowboarding, shopping and water-skiing.

You can spend your hard-earned money at the all-new casino; you can eat and drink at one of the hundreds of restaurants and cafés, take in a show at the theatre or hang-out in one of the many green spaces. 708 more words

Evangelism & Outreach

A Long Overdue (and long in length) Post Concerning the Necessity of Church Membership

Baptists, for some time now, have dubbed themselves “the people of the Book.”  As a matter of fact, the reason that Baptist congregations were first formed is that certain Christians who were committed to the reformation of the church (flowing from the events of the Protestant Reformation) continued asking questions about the observance of practices that were not mentioned in the Scriptures and why other things which were mentioned in the Scriptures were not being practiced.  2,669 more words

Christian Living

AFC Family Camp 2014: Ecclesiology (The Church)

Several churches gathered together this past weekend at a place called Victory Ranch near Moreno Valley. There was good food, great fellowship, and fun activities that kept everyone moving all weekend. 212 more words


Twelve Reasons to Go to Church

A lot of Christians don’t know quite what to do with the church. Some say they are better off not going to church. Others think the church is an option for Christians if they want. 1,057 more words

From the Church, to You, With Love

“The Church is a whore, but she’s my mother.” – Saint Augustine

Dear John,

I got the letters that you sent me. At first, I wasn’t sure that I would respond, because it seemed like you really just needed some space and some time alone. 1,577 more words


Lessons I've Learned from Churches Part 1

That first Sunday in college I was there with all the other freshmen ready to tackle finding a church for ourselves for the first time. Let me tell you, College Station has a lot of churches and it has only continued to grow in its options since I’ve left there. 592 more words