Jottings – Autopsy of a Deceased Church


…when church members increasingly demand their own preferences, the church is steadily not becoming the church. It is therefore neither surprising nor unexpected, at least from an observer’s point of view, when the church closes its doors. The church really died before then because its members refused to be the church.


Rainer, Thom S. Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive. Nashville, TN: B&H Publications, 2014. 52. Print.



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Is Small the New Big? Rethinking What Church Growth Means

Rethinking what church growth means. Is small the new big?

It seems the only metric people use to evaluate a local church are the number of people they can see. However, does such an observation truly reveal the health of a local church? Or is this overly simplistic? Is this the way our Lord Jesus Christ evaluates a local assembly?

In my recent assemblyHUB post I explore these questions and what some of the implications may be.

Link: Is Small the New Big?


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1 Corinthians 3:12-15 – God’s Church Building Program



Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 KJV


We often hear about church planting programs and it often sounds quite impressive. We plant seeds, we water the seed and God gives the increase (1 Corinthians 3:6). How do things go from the point where the Lord calls people out of the world and establishes a local church??

Watch this video to see how God defines church building. It is important to be clear on what is pleasing to the Lord.

Trust the Lord blesses His word to you.



This is the 23rd video in a series of teaching videos on the book of First Corinthians.

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