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Timeless Apostolic Traditions — Practical Ideas

Baby Steps: Start slowly. Don’t try to have fully participatory meetings all at once. All during the week, when you hear a brother sharing about something the Lord has taught him, ask him to give a short (7 minute or less) sharing about it next Sunday in church. Work...

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Small Relational Churches — Practical Ideas

Some Christians put entirely too much emphasis on church buildings. Objecting to this false veneration of buildings, Bernard of Clairvaux is reported to have written, “I will not dwell upon the vast height of their churches, their unconscionable length, their...

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Elder Rule & Congregational Consensus — Practical Ideas

Servant Leadership: The Scriptures frequently uses the word servant in reference to church leaders. This emphasizes the need for courageous, humble, servant leadership. Today, many would love to attend a “leadership conference.” However, how many would be interested...

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The Lord’s Supper/Agapé — Practical Ideas

Starting Out: Consider beginning with a gradual phase in the Lord’s Supper as a weekly fellowship meal. For instance, celebrate it initially at your Sunday evening service. Then try it once a month on Sunday mornings. Perhaps make the meal optional at first; serve the...

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Participatory Worship — Practical Ideas

Baby Steps: Start slowly. Don’t try to have fully participatory meetings all at once. All during the week, when you hear a brother sharing about something the Lord has taught him, ask him to give a short (7 minute or less) sharing about it next Sunday in church. Work...

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House Church Hiccups

  Meeting in homes is a thoroughly biblical practice. Given the right circumstances, a private home can be the ideal setting for a church meeting. The smaller, homey setting fosters genuine friendships. The Lord’s Supper celebrated as a holy meal in this...

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New Family Life Series!

Family Relationships Families are the building blocks that make up the church.  Weak families make for a weak church. It is essential for couples to understand God’s plan for how husband and wife relate to each other as well as how they should bring up the children...

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