Since the first congregational meeting was called in first century Jerusalem to elect seven spiritually qualified men to serve as deacons and focus on deeds of mercy and kindness, the church has been committed to meeting the needs of those inside and outside the church.
I believe our greatest challenge at this moment in history is to demonstrate a commitment to our distinctives and a willingness to give one another room for diversity.
One role of education, particularly biblically reformed Christian education, is to link together the past and present. Recognizing this link is important in order to understand where we are today. We cannot do that in isolation from the past.
The church must pull out all stops and do whatever needs to be done to reach the next generation with the truths of God. We have to go beyond the call of duty to communicate to our young people that we love and care for them.
As image bearers of God we are significant people, and significant people do significant things. Are you reflecting your significance by serving God’s purpose today? What about your church?
Will the family survive? Will the Church survive? Christian traditionalists and boomers alike must understand how crucial it is to reach the busters with the biblical message of hope in Christ.
If leadership were something that must be done solo, then such expertise may be required; but real Chris
New York is the home of the Empire State building, the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations, Wall Street as well as a radio and television center of the world. The city contains five boroughs – the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Diversity of cultures and peoples is the trademark of that megapolis. What in the world could a small denomination like the PCA have to offer such a vast population?
We are concerned that local churches are plac
New church growth is a major part of the PCA’s strategy. But is it worth the energy, resources and sacrifice to plant churches? Given all the other factors in the PCA, that has to be a legitimate question to answer.