Articles by Skip Bell
Read these seven elements that illustrate themes of a biblical vision of pastoral ministry noted in Paul’s letter to Timothy.
Relational evangelism for a “now” generation. . . . Read what can happen when a church in the city embraces its millennials, artists, and intellectually curious.
Read an example of how your church can help save lives in its community.
Disciple making in an urban center requires connecting with people, engaging with the culture, serving sacrificially, living faith publicly, and challenging reasoning.
The author asks, “Could Jesus return today?” and hopes to be among the last generation when Jesus returns!
How do we, as ministers of the gospel, respond to the questions voiced in our society?
How is interpretive theology attained in parish life?
To understand motivation, the author recommends beginning with a scriptural starting point.
Deep roots in Jesus will bring a greater impact for church growth.
Skip Bell has identified four congregational patterns that inhibit growth. Perhaps your church has "koinonitis." Or maybe the members are worried about pioneer land rights. No matter what the problem, patterns can be changed, and your church can begin to grow again.
The doctrine of spiritual gifts must not become a substitute for the work of the Holy Spirit. Here is a timely challenge to avoid this danger by developing a Biblically oriented approach to spiritual gifts based upon a careful study of Scripture.
Most churches lavish much attention on people entering the church and strangely neglect those leaving. Church growth is holding as well as winning. This article gives a successful strategy for reclaiming former members.
How can a pastoral transition experience be a positive one for the pastor and congregation?
Jeremy Kingsley's book reverses the order of life as we envision it.
Personal and professional growth through changes in role and position.
The value of a Chnstocentric optimism to life and pastoral ministry.
A study indicating specific leadership qualities and practices that make good leaders
If you could redesign seminary education, what would you wish for?
An investigation of the relationship between church planting and kingdom growth in the churches in the New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Are our churches' dreams being realized? Or are they illusions?
Understanding the worldview of Jesus requires that we first note His concern for the well-being of society.