The Present Issue

by Myron Williams Are those who call themselves Christian today less biblically educated than previous generations? Our observations may lead to such a conclusion, but is there research evidence to support it? In a 2010 survey George Barna found 67 percent of those who attend church are likely to read their Bible during the week. […]


The Ministry of Mentoring

by Dr. Bill Patterson Dan’s* eyes moistened as he talked about his conversion. “When I grew up, we were poor. Mom and Dad both worked. It seemed no one had time for children from my neighborhood. However, a leader in our church taught our mission group. Doug Smith* really cared. I could see it in […]


Developing Confident Leaders

by Peggy Park When it comes to ministry, it is a privilege and responsibility to pass on what we have learned to those who serve alongside us. As we lead, we must remain open to the suggestions of other members and not cling to the mind-set that says, “We have never done it this way.” […]


Passing the Baton

by Terry MacCabe Ministry in the local church can be hard. Every Monday morning in America thousands of heavy hearted, worn out ministers draft resignation letters. Some of these letters get delivered, some get shelved, and thankfully many are discarded. Young preachers are leaving the ministry at an alarming rate. Having graduated from Bible college […]

The doorway of discipleship

The Editor’s Desk by Shawn McMullen The neighborhood where my brother and I grew up was filled with boys of a similar age. When the weather permitted we played outdoors with abandon—valiant commanders leading our armies in epic struggles, cowboys and Indians vying for control of the wild west, or famous explorers mapping dangerous and […]