Category Archives: Evangelism and Church Growth

7 Reasons Christians Should STAY On Facebook

I read a lot of messages encouraging people to leave Facebook (and other social networks) these days and in partial answer to those calls, I wanted to outline 7 Reasons I believe Christians should STAY on Facebook. I hope this … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, Evangelism and Church Growth, Friendship, Pastoral Theology, Prayer, Social Networking | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Common Problems In Modern Preaching

Since my conversion in 1993, I’ve listened to a lot of sermons, ancient and modern, reformed and non-reformed, and I’ve noticed that every age in the church has had its own persistent problems in preaching – for instance ancient sermons … Continue reading

Posted in Evangelism and Church Growth, Old School Presbyterian Churches, Pastoral Theology, Preaching, The Means of Grace | Tagged | 23 Comments

The Three Basic Forms of Defective Preaching

It seems to me that there are three ways you can preach the gospel defectively and as a result not see much if any lasting fruit: 1)¬† The First and Most Catastrophic form of defective preaching is preaching that is … Continue reading

Posted in Arminianism, Evangelism and Church Growth, Liberalism, Pelagianism, Preaching, The Invitation System | 5 Comments

“Building an Old School Church” Conference (10/17/09)

On Saturday, October 17th Providence PCA in Fayetteville, NC will be hosting a one day conference entitled¬† “Building an Old School Church”. In an age when many churches seek to mimic the culture as closely as possible, Old School Presbyterian … Continue reading

Posted in Church Planting, Conferences, Evangelism and Church Growth, Officer Training, Old School Presbyterian Churches, Pastoral Theology, Pastoral Visitation | 5 Comments

Coming Next Year: BOSC Church Planting Conference!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For some time now, I’ve wanted to put together a conference specifically aimed at planting and building Old School Presbyterian Churches and it looks like we will finally be able to host such a … Continue reading

Posted in Church Planting, Conferences, Evangelism and Church Growth, Old School Presbyterian Churches, Pastoral Theology | 3 Comments

The Kind of Church Old School Congregations Need to Be

I’m sure most of you already aware of this, but some Old School Presbyterian church planting efforts fail. The church fails to grow, and eventually the effort comes to an end. Obviously we need to acknowledge that even this was … Continue reading

Posted in Church Planting, Ecclesiology, Evangelism and Church Growth, Old School Presbyterian Churches | 12 Comments

Cultists on Your Doorstep

Intro: Over the years as I’ve spoken to members of Reformed churches, I’ve noticed that far too many don’t know what to do when the door-bell rings and they find themselves face to face with Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons. In … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Evangelism and Church Growth | 6 Comments