Church Growth & Expansion
How the Elders of Bethlehem Baptist Church Decided That It Was Biblical and Wise to Borrow Money to Purchase the North Campus
Jul 27, 2005
On July 24 I preached on Romans 13:8a, "Owe no one anything, except to love each other." I raised the question whether this command ruled out all borrowing for Christians—borrowing a rake from a neighbor, fifty cents for a coke…
Bethlehem’s Antioch Moment
Apr 9, 2011
Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting,…
The Goodness and the Groaning of Growth
Thoughts on Bethlehem's Future
Jun 8, 2003
Churches move forward by grace in the midst of great inadequacy.
“Our first strategy for church growth was prayer.”
John Piper, from As a Pastor, Did You Use Church Growth Strategies?