The Church as a Family


The Church as a Family Wrap-Up

For the past 8 months, I’ve been writing about the Church as a family.  We’ve lost sight of this practice in our culture, but the Lord is bringing it back.  Some are calling it the 2nd Reformation.   The first Reformation was about correct theology.  The 2nd is about correct practice.  Here are the links to Continue Reading…

The 2 (and Only 2) Vital Principles of Church Leadership

Summary:  The Church has a leadership problem.  It mirrors the world.  Theologically, Christ is the Head.  But not functionally.  Until She gets back to organic Kingdom leadership principles, She will be largely ineffective in Her mission. In the last post, we learned that current Christian preaching and practice focuses almost exclusively on the individual.  But Continue Reading…

The Half of the Gospel That’s M.I.A. from the American Church

Summary:  Current Christian preaching and practice focuses almost exclusively on the individual.  But the gospel is more than that.  It’s the creation of one new man.  For the church to be effective, it must reverse the dominant cultural mindset and behave like one new man. In the last post, we learned that the spread of Christianity Continue Reading…

The World’s Greatest (and Only) Effective Church Growth Strategy

Summary:  The spread of Christianity hinges on behavior, not beliefs.  The current American lifestyle and the institutions that serve it don’t provide Christians with the opportunity to truly behave like Christians.  In order to change this, Christians have to be trained to live like healthy families. In the last post, we learned the apostle Paul pointed Continue Reading…

4 Sure Signs You’re Part of a Healthy Church Family

Summary:  The apostle Paul pointed out 4 major characteristics of healthy families in his writings in the New Testament – affection, unity, sharing and loyalty.  In a healthy Kingdom community, these characteristics will be consistently and frequently present. In the last post, we learned Jesus prioritized God’s family over his physical family, although it wasn’t socially Continue Reading…