Why Visit for Christ?

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]              We must never forget that “a going church is a growing church, and a growing church is a going church.” No church is converting people by accident or attracting…

How to Handle Those Empty Pews

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] I thought I had heard of every possible solution for dealing with the problem of empty pews. A recent issue of Your Church magazine carried an article titled, “Coping with…

The Church Is Not Friendly

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] It is a sad experience to be in a crowd and not feel welcome. Those of us who visit congregations in other places have sometimes found ourselves wondering if they…

“Nobody Ever Visits Me”

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Occasionally some member of the church remarks, “Nobody ever visits me!” It is almost always a complaint, sometimes uttered in bitterness. I have heard people say it almost as if they…

A “Head-Only” Religion

Hits: 3[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The other day I asked a lady where she went to church. She told me and then explained, “I am not a ‘practicing _______.’” Then, pointing to her head, she continued, “I’m…