From Reformation to Transformation: A New Church Era

From Reformation to Transformation: A New Church Era

Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on Oct. 31, 1517, setting in motion the Protestant Reformation that would split the Roman Catholic Church. The fracture of European Christendom changed the world forever....
What Your Church Needs Even More Than a Vision

What Your Church Needs Even More Than a Vision

Remember this statement? “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). Those of us trained as pastors, coaches, trainers or consultants before the turn of this century knew that identifying a church’s mission and vision was the gold standard for...

Taking Sin Seriously: Penance

A sermon by Jim Somerville, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. March 30, 2014 The Fourth Sunday in Lent Ephesians 5:8-14 For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light— for the fruit of the light is found in all that...