Black Church

The Bi-Vocational Pastor

Are Pastors to follow Paul’s bi-vocational example? Is bi-vocational ministry ideal? C’mon up and chop with Phil Duncanson on the porch.

Remembering the Elderly (Pt. 2)

We would do well to honor our senior saints, to glean from their wisdom, to model their hopefulness, to join them in fruitful ministry, and to rest in our old age from manual labor, but not from serving the Lord and passing on the legacy of faith to future generations.

Staying at Your Church When You Have Reason to Leave (Pt 3)

In this final post of this series, we want to consider another excellent reason to leave a church that could also be a reason to stay: spiritual abuse. C’mon up.

Staying at Your Church When You Have Reason to Leave (Pt 2)

Should you stay at your church if your pastor has had a moral failure?

Staying at Your Church When You Have Reason to Leave (Part 1)

What would you say are good reasons for leaving a local church? In this new series, Thabiti suggests that leaving may not be the only way forward.

Removing Fallen Leaders

Have you noticed that recent months and years have recorded the fall of some very prominent church leaders? Can a fallen pastor be returned to pastoral leadership?

Preaching in a Kairos Moment

When all the mayhem that went down a couple of weeks ago, like so many, we are stunned, silent, and declaring “thus says the Lord.” Yet in times of turmoil, unrest, and utter helplessness have proven to be seasons when Black preaching is at its best.

Looking for a Church Administrator (pt. 2)

So we’ve discussed godly character, but what are the skills needed for a church administrator?

Looking for a Church Administrator

How then do you go about identifying the right administrator for your church? Are there qualifications for such a person, and what might that be?

Three Reasons Men Don’t Go to Church

A funny but insightful response to common excuses for not attending church

Do You Love What Jesus Loves?

If you say you believe in God, you ought to see the Church as Christ sees her and strive not to neglect her.

Realists, Romantics and Conversations about the Church

Romantics and realists need each other in conversations about the church’s health. Healthy conversation actually requires a prayerful dose of both realism and romanticism. Realists keep us from putting makeup on blemishes. Romantics keep us from rejecting the bride’s beauty.