Why as a church would we be expressing an aim for two worship services on a Sunday morning instead of one? It’s a question we’re working through at MGPC. Steve McAlpine writes about the struggle of the church (his and others) to break through a growth barrier that does more than simply keep pace with …

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The church does not exist for the sake of pastors; pastors exist for the sake of the church. It’s a helpful reminder of who is supposed to be serving who. Shane Lems refers to this quote from Francis Turretin: “…Now the church is superior to pastors, not pastors to the church; the church does not …

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