Category: church

The church will survive and thrive

January 25, 2021 | 55 comments

Noticing a declining membership in many branch churches of the international church organization I am a member of, I have worried about the future of my church. “What can I do to turn it around and ensure the church thrives

Christian Science and other denominations

October 2, 2019 | 25 comments

This quote by Mary Baker Eddy, on the future of her movement, has given me much to ponder: “As the ages advance in spirituality, Christian Science will be seen to depart from the trend of other Christian denominations in no

The purpose of church

October 9, 2018 | 10 comments

Church is about more than attending services on Sundays and Wednesdays, manning committees, and consoling a sense of duty to God through worship that may border more on ritual than inspirational. Church is about establishing the kingdom of heaven on

Church is to meet the needs of people

March 1, 2018 | 38 comments

As a First Reader in my branch church, I’ve gained useful instruction from the following exchange of words between Jesus and those who were “sticklers for the law” in his time. “One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some