Healthy Growth, part 2: Doctrinal Unity

Be Unified Who doesn’t want to be unified? Disunity, without even exploring all of what it means, just sounds plain awful. That’s because it can be awful. In the previous post, I defined what Unity is not and previewed what Unity is. If a person is to distill the Scripture’s teachings on church unity, then you might simplify with these irreducible three…


Healthy Growth, part 1: Unity

A Parable on Growth Three years after the new church launched, the founding pastor left to pursue an advanced degree, and a young pastor was installed in his place, in the new First Church of Springfield. He brought with him a grand vision for reaching the community around them, bringing healing, restoration, and spiritual revival. A team had studied the local culture,…