The following articles are related to the topic of CHURCH GROWTH

Lessons from the Catacombs of Rome

The catacombs located beneath the city of Rome are a wonder of antiquity which reveal much about the early adherents to the Christian faith.

Questions About Missions

Jason Jackson explores some guidelines for fulfilling our responsibility to preach the Word abroad.

More Preaching on Baptism?

Does the church need more preaching on baptism? How does one determine balance in gospel preaching? Jason Jackson addresses this issue in this week’s Penpoints.

The Explosive Growth of the Kingdom of Christ

In the parable of the Mustard Seed, Jesus predicted that his kingdom would start in a small, relatively obscure fashion; exhibit extraordinary growth; and increase to a large size in proportion to its beginning. History has wonderfully demonstrated the fulfillment of the Savior’s words.

The Corinthian Church – Confidence or Coercion?

The Corinthian Christians had promised a contribution for their poor brethren in Jerusalem. But they had failed to keep their pledge. How was Paul to motivate them to have a greater spiritual vision? Jason Jackson’s article addresses this interesting theme.

A Mission Work We Highly Recommend

We are happy to introduce a new mission effort into which our loved ones will be entering, Lord willing, in the coming year. Please put this work into your prayers.

Electronic Church

There are Bible commands and principles that obligate us to “come together” when we are able to do so, and no “flip of a switch” can satisfy those demands upon able-bodied people.

Calvinism and the Great Commission

There is a terrible conflict between Christ’s “Great Commission” and the Calvinistic dogma of predestination. It has not been unnoticed even by the disciples of the Swiss reformer.

Are You an Evangelist?

You may not be able to fulfill the role of a preacher, or teacher, or elder, or deacon. But in the general sense, you can be an evangelist. Here’s how.

The Truth about The Da Vinci Code

The so-called Da Vinci Code has been the topic of animated conversation for some time. What are the facts about this mysterious “code”?

A Warning to a Wayward Church

Not all churches, even those belonging to Christ, are of equal quality. This is forcefully illustrated in Christ’s letter to the church in Laodicea.

Resolving Church Conflicts

The church is a collection of all sorts of people from varying backgrounds and with different personalities. It is inevitable that such an aggregate of folks will experience conflicts. But the Scriptures can help us deal with these difficult situations. In this week’s Penpoints, Jason Jackson discusses this theme.

Benevolent Work in the Mission Field

It is a wonderful thing when Christians rush to the assistance of others during times of disaster. But do we always think clearly about the way we implement these efforts? A word of caution surely is in order. One aspect of this issue is addressed in this week’s Penpoints column.

Are Modern Church Buildings Digressive?

Does the use of a modern church building constitute a digression of the divine pattern? Though some so claim, the New Testament does not support this notion.