The Ministry of Elders

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers” (1 Pe 5:2) It was argued elsewhere on this web site that the ideal is government by the consensus of the whole congregation, and that churches should be elder-led more so than elder-ruled.  If...

The Tithe

To Tithe, Or Not To Tithe, That is the Question Every week, the congregation I attended in college would recite in unison: “The Bible teaches it; I believe it; tithing.” Another church has its members enthusiastically say, “The tithe is the Lord’s. In truth we learned...

How To Lead A Bible Discussion

How To Lead A Bible Discussion This fill in the blank, follow along handout is for use with our free audio presentation. 1.  Print off this handout. 2.  Simply click here to hear the audio....

House Church: Before You Start One

 NTRF worked with house churches for quite literally for decades and though we are slow learners, even we have learned a few things during that time. We made a lot of mistakes.  In hope of helping you get a head start on planting a house church, we’ve jotted down a...