Church is meant to be the one place on earth where people can come just as themselves and feel welcome and at home. But it’s not always the case. I found these seven reasons provided by Stephen Grcevich to make sense. It’s helpful to read what is obvious when made plain, but is so easy …

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Trevin Wax writes about the deadly temptation of desiring a church where everyone is happy with things exactly as they are. …we are right to pursue unity and peace in the church. But we are wrong to assume that the absence of conflict or complaint indicates that things are going in the right direction. The …

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Peter Ko explains that ‘tiger parenting’ is what happens when parents push their children hard to succeed. He goes on to add that church leadership could fall into ‘tiger pastoring’ and create, either directly or indirectly, thoughts in a congregations minds that they constantly have to strive hard to grow. Usually in a pattern of …

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Melissa Brown is Connections Coordinator at City On A Hill, Geelong. In a post published at Gospel Coalition Australia she provides ten tips for effective welcoming: “Welcoming is about the Gospel. It is about imitating God. But welcoming is also about common sense. Therefore, let’s preach and teach from the Bible about welcoming, but let’s …

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