Tag: church meetings

  • Three Keys to Effective Church Meetings (How to Have Great Church Assemblies)

    Today, our church had what I felt was a particularly good assembly. Considering some of our small group were absent, I found the feeling of its special effectiveness intriguing. In a small congregation, each person tends to be deeply valued and appreciated and, when they are absent, their absence tends to be more noticeable than…

  • Re-Thinking Paul’s Teaching on the Head Covering (1 Corinthians 11:1-16)

    Paul’s teaching on the head covering in 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 has been the source of much debate, disagreement and confusion for Christians and Bible students. It’s a challenging passage to confidently understand. I imagine people will continue to reach differing conclusions about this passage for as long as time continues. Here are several important observations…

  • Must Women be Silent in Church Meetings?

    Does the Bible teach that women must be silent during church meetings? Few topics can stir up as much emotional response among Christians as that of gender roles within the church. In this article, we examine what the Scriptures teach regarding women’s participation in church assemblies.

  • 3 Benefits from Participatory Church Meetings (Why Mutual Participation Works)

    In my post entitled “The Formula for Spiritual Growth,” I explained how participation is a key component in our spiritual growth. Why do participatory church meetings work? What makes participating in church assemblies more effective than sitting silently? What is the desired outcome of “church?” Too infrequently do Christians pause and consider this question. The…

  • Why Does the Church Meet? (Why Christians Should Gather)

    Have you ever asked why GOD wants the church to assemble together? Most people would say that Christians gather in order to worship. Many Christians “go to church” because it’s what they’ve always done, it’s what their parents taught them, they believe GOD expects them to, or because Heb. 10:25 says not to stop meeting…