Summer Christian Service Team

PURPOSE: To disciple and train Christian young people in the local church with a life of Christian service in mind To expand the efforts of our church in ministries of edification and evangelism To give Christian young people an opportunity to invest their summer in a way that will yield eternal results. REQUIREMENTS: Single young… Read More ›

Body Life Meetings For Youth

“What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.”  I Corinthians 14:26 Singing, prayer, Scripture, sharing, testimonies: all these may be used in various ways and proportions under the guidance of the… Read More ›

HOW TO PREPARE FOR SERVICE FOR CHRIST

The following are excerpts from a letter written to a young person seeking advice on preparation for service to Christ. It raises issues that ought to concern every Christian young person and especially those who desire to serve Christ in the fullest possible way.   Dear ——- … Several things in your letter made me happy… Read More ›

SUGGESTIONS FOR PULPIT COMMITTEES

INTRODUCTORY Avoid human extremes: Pride or carelessness. Say neither, “None could be good enough for our pulpit;” nor, “Anyone will do.” In actuality, the Pulpit Committee does not really “CALL” a man. God’s man is of God. There must be a balance between your own urging a prospect and the Holy Spirit’s work. At all… Read More ›

MINISTERING TO DIVORCED PERSONS

GENERAL AND UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES Marriage is permanent–until death. Marriages of both believers and unbelievers are binding. Divorce is forbidden. Incorrigible adultery might end a marriage and free the innocent partner, but this should be proven by a prayerful inquiry by church leaders. Where this is not possible to ascertain, the case should be handled as… Read More ›

GUIDING NEW BELIEVERS

A Word of Challenge to You Who Guide New Believers Yours is a GREAT work of URGENCY! You are joining an illustrious band of workers that includes even the Apostle Paul, Acts 14:22; 15:36. He plainly says, “Follow me; you do the same!” Philippians 4:9. Satan will hinder this work. First, he will try to sidetrack… Read More ›

A BIBLICAL VIEW OF BAPTISM

Scripture does not teach: FAITH IN CHRIST + BAPTISM ⇒⇒⇒ SALVATION The Bible instead teaches this: FAITH IN CHRIST ⇒⇒⇒ SALVATION AND BAPTISM Baptism then is a visual statement of one’s faith in Christ. In its very form Baptism symbolizes and speaks of our immersion in the Spirit.  This Spirit baptism takes place at conversion. … Read More ›

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES MADE PRACTICAL

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES MADE PRACTICAL FOR YOUR FAMILY AND HOW THIS WILL AFFECT CHURCH PROGRAMS I. The family is God’s concern. II. Family is God’s nature – Father and Son III. Family is God’s way of governing the universe, Ephesians 3:14,15 IV. Family is God’s way of saving and reuniting us with himself. Spiritually, we must… Read More ›

STRATEGY FOR EXPANSION

“Where are we headed?” is a question some churches fail to ask. But it is a question that we in our church are asking. Our church is growing, but there is potential and responsibility for much more. Rhode Island is far from saturated with evangelical life! Now, some growing churches make their aim the development of… Read More ›