An Example of How One Church Trains Its Elders

By Micah Colbert

Leadership development is one of those things that churches love to talk about but rarely seem to do. Pastors and churches need to prayerfully consider how they might assess and train men for ministry for the furtherance of the gospel. Over the past three years, our church has made significant strides by God’s grace in proactively identifying, developing, and deploying men for various ministries within our church. This year, we’ve endeavored to be more intentional about specifically training men for…

John 14:1-3 and the Rapture (Part 3)

By TylerR

In Part 2 of this series, we presented four options for understanding what Jesus meant at John 14:1-3:

We also suggested a grading scale for evaluating these options:

Grade A: Explicit teaching. Grade B: Implicit teaching. Grade C: A principal or logical conclusion—an inference. Grade D: A guess or speculation. Grade E: Poor or non-existent support.

Now, let’s look at Option 1:

Option 1 can only be maintained by heavily freighting John’s words with presuppositions from elsewhere.…

‘Glory in the Church’

By Paul J. Scharf

One of the greatest privileges that I enjoy as a church ministries representative for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry is that I get to preach in—and be in—lots of churches.

For the most part, these churches are quite similar in terms of their understanding and interpretation of Biblical truth and, of course, they find common ground with our ministry when it comes to the core issue of the importance of God’s plan for Israel.

Often, of course, these churches have different backgrounds, traditions, practices, standards, convictions—sometimes even distinct doctrinal…