Is less pastoring better? is my opinion about the great need for MORE pastoring of our people instead of less pastoring, less interaction with people’s problems. I read an article named, 4 Starter Ideas for the Care and Treatment of an Unhealthy Church, and in it, it mentions the growing idea that less pastoring is somehow better than more. (I don’t think the author is in favor of that position).
Dealing with Problem People looks at problem people from a pastor’s point of view. Much more than solutions to these people, we need to adjust our attitude towards them.
Issues between Covid and Church is an opinion piece by Pastor-Missionary David Cox missionary in Mexico City. Viewing essential issues in church as affected by Corona Virus.
Why People leave your church is my thoughts on why people leave your church. I also have added points on this topic that other people have made as to this same topic (links at the bottom). I am going to categorize these into more logical “groups” to try to direct our discussion. I will admit to both sides of this issue. First, you should not leave your church for just any reason. There should be loyalty to your church organization and to your pastoral team. Loyalty to your church organization is seen in weekly attendance, your participation, and your weekly tithing and giving above and beyond the tithe, especially when there are special needs. Your loyalty to your pastoral staff is seen by showing up early for the service and being ready. That is having slept sufficiently that you will be awake through the whole sermon, and if need be, having drunk 2-5 cups of coffee. Also, that you have eaten something so that hunger does not distract you or your family from the activities and teachings.
- ch17 Why do I Attend Church?
- ch28 Difference between sheep and goats?
- ch43 Time to leave your church?
In How to transmit “morality” we will explore some “secrets” of how to “transmit morality”, i.e. make real Christians.
Introduction for How to transmit “morality”
My idea in this topic is how do we truly make real Christians? In other words, we can easily offer incentives (like give-aways, esteem type rewards like offices and other “perks” to people to get them to attend and supposedly “be loyal”, but that is not making real Christians. The problem with these things is that their loyalty is “skin deep”, and as soon as somebody offers them something better, they jump. How to transmit “morality”