Church Growth & Expansion
Can You Please Explain Philippians 1:15-18?
May 7, 2011
Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely but…
The Goodness and the Groaning of Growth
Thoughts on Bethlehem's Future
Jun 8, 2003
Churches move forward by grace in the midst of great inadequacy.
How the Elders of Bethlehem Baptist Church Decided That It Was Biblical and Wise to Borrow Money to Purchase the North Campus
Jul 27, 2005
On July 24 I preached on Romans 13:8a, "Owe no one anything, except to love each other." I raised the question whether this command ruled out all borrowing for Christians—borrowing a rake from a neighbor, fifty cents for a coke…
“Our first strategy for church growth was prayer.”
John Piper, from As a Pastor, Did You Use Church Growth Strategies?