How far is too far when engaging change in church culture? Kelli and Steve discuss headlines as a church in Minnesota relaunches to attract new families. How do we become a multi-generational church, be relevant, and still carry out the Great Commission? We love like Jesus did.
While church participation should be automatic for Christians, attendance is not as prevelant in today's culture. Nevertheless, attentive shepherds can help spur faithful participtation. Phil Newton is back with Kelli and Steve, encouraging us to live out our faith together in mutual love.
Let's open the Good Book to Mark 3:7-12.
"Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great crowd followed, from Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem and from beyond the Jordan and from around Tyre and Sidon. When the great crowd heard all that he was doing, they came to him. And he told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, lest they crush him, for he had healed many, so that all who had diseases pressed around him to touch him. And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, 'You are the Son of God.' And he strictly ordered them not to make him known."
Pastor Phil A. Newton began South Woods Baptist Church in 1987. He served as a pastor of three other churches prior to moving to Memphis. Natives of Alabama, he and his wife Karen met in Mobile, and married in 1975. They enjoy discussing biblical issues, reading, cooking, traveling, and interacting with their family. They have five children and seven grandchildren. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Pastor Phil serves on the Executive Board of Founders Ministries, and enjoys training young men for the ministry and leading international mission trips. He has published articles in several journals and has authored multiple books.
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