Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry

Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry

In the rapidly changing culture in which we live, teenagers are always searching for the latest fad or style that will bring them acceptance by their peers. Unfortunately, in a similar bid for acceptance, many of our student ministries have become entertainment and...
Gospel-Centered Discipleship

Gospel-Centered Discipleship

    It is generally understood among evangelical Christians that God’s heartbeat is for His disciples to make more disciples of the Lord Jesus. This vital task is accomplished, primarily, by Christian fellowship with other believers in what is commonly referred...
Developing a Gospel-Centered Vision.

Developing a Gospel-Centered Vision.

I will never forget the question. I had been the pastor of our church for all of two weeks when a leader in our church approached me after a service and asked, “So Pastor, where is our church heading?” It felt strange and awkward, then heavy and humbling. Real people...
Neutralizing Gospel-Centered Churches.

Neutralizing Gospel-Centered Churches.

I recently came across a powerful quote from an 18th century English pastor named Job Orton. Ironically, he wrote to the ministers of his day about doctrinal compromise. The struggles of churches nearly 300 years ago are the struggles of churches today. Read what he...
Preparing Gospel-Centered Sermons

Preparing Gospel-Centered Sermons

There is one common pressure that every pastor feels regardless of the size of his congregation, the structure of his schedule, or the season of his ministry. This tension is felt in the reality that Sunday is always coming. Don’t get me wrong—I love Sundays, and I...