Author: BCPM

Some of the early challenges in planting Central Baptist Church still remain vivid in my mind. One of those challenges was grasping the spiritual status of several new converts and properly determining how to help them become mature. The first time I invited members to come to an organized visitation I was pleasantly surprised when several new members attended. However, I...

Why are some churches warm and friendly while others are cold and uninviting? Members of churches must be trained to be friendly, kind and considerate. Of course the character of a church often very closely follows the behavior of the pastor and his wife. If the pastor is exemplifies a friendly attitude, others will learn by observing him. Though the...

The most visible function of a new church is the church service. The first impression of your church service will influence visitors as to whether or not they return. A newcomer’s expectations may vary widely. People often are seeking a church experience that fits their desires. Often their idea of a good church may differ from God’s viewpoint of a...

I speak in many churches each year and get bulletins and newsletters from other churches in which I do not speak.  Many times these churches list the ministries of the church in the bulletins for the church congregation and others to see.  This is a good idea so that members can see ministries in which they can be involved. Some...

There are many different ways churches have been started. I am in favor of any honorable method that proves to be successful. Any method that works, you might say, is a good plan. However, my experience tells me that some methods are better than others. Unfortunately, many church plants are not successful and there are reasons why they are not...