Leadership links that are Worth a Look.

Here are 4 short posts I found helpful as I think about my leadership, both in the home and at the local church where I serve: Here’s a post from Dr. Chuck Lawless on 12 questions that church leaders should discuss. Read here. Self-awareness is key for a leader. A leader needs to continually ask…

Glorious Joy for Discouraged Pastors

What often derails faithful Christian ministry is leaders who give up in the face of discouragement. The signs of discouragement begin internally before they ever show on the outside. A weight on the chest that makes it hard to breathe. A lethargy that makes even the most common ministry tasks burdensome and difficult to manage.…

Theme for September: Leadership

John Maxwell famously said that everything rises and falls on leadership. Whether you are talking about individuals, families, churches, businesses, or nations, the ability to cast the right vision and motivate towards its realization sets the trajectory for every area our lives. In light of the vital importance of leadership, we here at Theology Along…

The Missing Piece of Small Groups by Michelle Meade

Photo by Ben Duchac on Unsplash Many churches adopt forms of ministry that move people into smaller groups for the purpose of discipleship. These groups are sometimes men’s or women’s Bible studies that dive into a focused, in-depth study of a book of the Bible. Or perhaps your church has joined the ever-growing community group movement, wherein families,…

The Augsburg Confession; The Sexual Revolution Hits a Speed Bump; The New Thought of the Prosperity Gospel; the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible

Here are a few things we believe are worth a look. I’m a baptist who lives in land full of Lutherans. Therefore I decided it was worthwhile to read the Augsburg Confession, the Lutheran statement of faith submitted to Charles V in 1530. It’s a worshipful document, even when you don’t agree with every word.…

Calvin, Faith, & Repentance

Soteriology refers to the doctrine of salvation. Under this particular theological category, one finds a number of topics. For instance, the doctrine of conversion falls here. Then, under the doctrine of conversion, one finds discussions of faith and repentance. Often these two elements (faith and repentance) are discussed as two sides of the one coin…