Church Planting, Ministry and Evangelism
“You never have to advertise a fire. Likewise, when your church is on fire you will not have to advertise it, the community will already know it.” – Leonard Ravenhill
Church planting is the foundation of missions and community outreach. Evangelism, training church leaders, and organizing the church according to the New Testament model are covered here by Ministrymaker’s pastors, teachers and expert contributors.
- 13 Characteristics of Biblical Counselors
Biblical counselors point people to the Word of God. They must tell them what God says concerning their situation in order to help them with the problems of life.
- 20 Steps to Planting and Growing a Church
There are proven ways to grow any ministry. Pastors often make plans for their church while forgetting to take care of the little things.
- A Biblical Analysis of the 12-Step Program
In this article, I comment briefly on each of the twelve steps, highlighting both the truth and error of the step compared to scripture.
- Are you a Pastor or a Preacher?
Many churches have great preachers, but pastoring is more than just preaching.
- Asserting Your Authority
If anything is going to be accomplished in the natural or spiritual realms, you must assert your God-given authority.
- Biblical Responsibilities of Church Leaders
Church leaders have certain biblical responsibilities placed on them by scripture.
- Biblical Versus Psychological Counseling
Although biblical and secular counseling have common elements, there are vast differences between them.
- Can a Woman be a Pastor?
Regardless of what you think about women in ministry, many are being used of God to affect people’s lives for His glory.
- Characteristics of Effective Church Planters
Based upon Dr. Charles Ridley’s research, he developed a comprehensive list of characteristics that define effective church planters.
- Church Planting Guide for Beginners
Planting a church is one of the most rewarding things you can do to advance the kingdom, but it can also be very challenging.
- Counseling Guide for Church Leaders
Every church leader should be prepared to give scriptural answers when counseling someone.
- Elder and Deacon Ministry Guide
Every Christian should find their ministry in the church, including those called to be elders, deacons and ushers.
- Evangelism Through Small Groups
Small group evangelism is a great way for pastors and church leaders to integrate community outreach into their congregation.
- Hospital Visitation Guide for Church Elders
A well-planned hospital visit brings blessing not only to the patient, but also the pastor, elder or deacon.
- How to be an Effective Worship Leader
Some people believe the only requirement for leading worship is being a good singer or musician. That is only the beginning.
- How to Grow a Small Church
Growing a small church can be a tremendous challenge, but there are proven ways to take your ministry to the next level.
- How to Lead Someone to Jesus
The Bible makes it clear that every person must have an experience with Jesus through the Holy Spirit to be saved from hell and go to heaven.
- How to Motivate Your Congregation
God wants all believers to be involved in their local congregation. How can pastors motivate members to be more fruitful and productive?
- How to Prepare for a Move of God
There are a few important things that must happen if you want to experience a move of God in your church.
- How to Start a Spiritual Conversation
All relationships take time to develop, and a relationship with Christ is no different.
- How to Write a Church or Ministry Resume
A ministry resume is important because Churches hire pastors based on different criteria than secular organizations.
- How to Write a Worship Song
Writing a worship song is very similar to writing a secular song except for an important difference, your intended audience happens to include God.
- Is a Church Merger Right for You?
As a pastor it’s hard to watch your membership decline. Is a church merger right for you?
- Itinerant Ministry Guide for Churches
Whether you have a music, teaching or preaching ministry, there are ethical guidelines that must be considered when ministering in another person’s church.
- Marriage Tips for Couples in Ministry
There are many courses and books that deal with building healthy marriages, but very few deal with the conflict that can occur between couples in ministry.
- Pastoral Prisons
Pastors battle many types of prisons. Prisons that hinder their call and prisons that are positive.
- Prosperous Pastoring
God wants you be prosperous in your ministry and pastoring. This is His purpose for all those He has called and ordained into the ministry.
- Sample Baptism Letter
Below is a sample baptism letter that should be mailed to the candidate at least one week prior to the service.
- Sample Church Bylaws
The first documents a new church needs to develop are its constitution, bylaws and statement of faith.
- The Church’s Responsibility to Its Pastor
The church has a responsibility to its pastor. Churches often lose great pastors because they minister without ever feeling appreciated.
- The Church’s Responsibility to Visiting Ministries
This visiting ministry guide is directed toward the church’s responsibility to preachers, evangelists and musicians who come into the church to minister.
- The Fivefold Ministry
The fivefold ministry is more than those gifted by God but are themselves gifts to the body of Christ. They are actually the gifts God has given to the church.
- The Future of the Church
What is the future of the church? Where is the church of the twenty-first century heading? What will the church be like in the days to come?
- The Importance of Ushering
Ushers are often underestimated, but they should never think their ministry is unimportant.
- The Pastor’s Responsibility to the Church
The privilege and responsibility God gives pastors is to shepherd those who belong to Him. It’s a great honor and a heavy burden.
- Twelve Steps Versus the Church
The twelve-step recovery program is one of the primary tools the world uses to help people overcome addiction. Is that a good thing?
- Understanding the Call of God
Being in the ministry can be full a joy. It can also be difficult at times. Only those called of God will survive. Are you sure you are called into the ministry?
- Water Baptism Guide for Elders
Water baptism is more than a ritual. It’s a public declaration that reflects a personal faith in Jesus Christ.
- What is a House Church?
A house church is a small group of Christians who meet for worship in homes or other non-traditional settings.
- Where to Get Christmas Help for Families in Need
Many families go through hard times during the holiday season. Fortunately, there are many charities and organizations that can help.
- Worship Ministry Guide for Small Churches
A few things that helped my husband and I have great worship even when our congregation was small.