Articles by Loren Seibold
Must we restrict our freedom for the sake of others?
A look at the "hospital" church model.
A colleague stopped by my office not long ago. We see one another seldom enough that we make the most of each opportunity for conversation. On this occasion, we got on to the subject of our families. He told me about his brother, a successful corporate executive. “When I’m with him,” he said, “I sometimes think I would have been better off doing something like he did. I wouldn’t be so frustrated now.”. . .
Is it possible for a church to grow in a small town where die people already know as much as they want to know about the church? How can you turn the small-town handicap into church growth?
When you accommodate your needs, you can make small-town small-church ministry a satisfying, growth-enhancing experience.
Finding a place in the congregation
The poor you have always... at the church door.
An essential secret for effective ministry
An illuminating view of the plusses of life and ministry in smaller congregations
Africa's Roots in God: The Knowledge of the Creator Embedded in the Indigenous African Culture (November 2009)
Sednak Yankson has traced astonishing connections between the Old Testament and the indigenous religious practices of West Africa.
Understanding your congregation is critical in sermon preparation.
The pastor's relationship to children
How a pastor can be more effective in addressing heightened anxiety in the congregation.
In a society that lauds the large-church pastor, you will read a tribute to small-church pastors who fulfill their duties with equal fidelity.
Three reasons why rituals should be a part of church traditions and practices.