Greg Stier

Christian Post Guest Columnist

12 Signs You Might Be Attending a Legalistic Church

This is a fun little post about a pretty serious subject. Rule-obsessed churches stifle the joy of Jesus in our souls by promoting legalism disguised as holiness. But instead of getting the full surrender to Christ they want, they get external compliance and inner misery instead.

Is Your Youth Ministry Stuck in the 80s?

What was the formula for youth group programming in the awesome and audacious decade of the eighties? It was a weird science mixture of dodgeball games, singalong worship, quick lessons, cold drinks, hot pizza, caffeinated all-nighters, occasional mission trips, week-long camps and weekend retreats.

Evangelizing Now and Then

When it comes to sharing the Gospel we have a motivation problem. Some Christians excuse their apathy by saying things like, "Well, that's the pastor's job" or "Evangelism is not my spiritual gift." Others think to themselves, "God is in charge of that stuff anyway. I can't save anyone."

7 Reasons to Take Your Kids Out to Share the Gospel

There's something extraordinarily Biblical about Christians intentionally sharing the Gospel with others. From the bold early believers at the beginning of the church (Acts 4:31) to the Gospel proclaiming 144,000 Jewish evangelists at the end of time (Revelation 7), believers sharing the Good News with unbelievers is the norm, not the exception in Scripture.

The Death of 'The Great Commission'

The average "Christian" doesn't know the last and lasting mandate that Christ gave to go and make disciples of everyone everywhere. Wow. That's like a doctor who doesn't know what the word "medicine" means.

7 Reasons Churches Don't Grow

They're not friendly enough. There have been far too many times I've walked through the foyer of a church and NOT been greeted or said hello to or helped. First impressions matter.