Bill Belew

Making Impossible Choices

Why Is It Important for the Church to Tell Kingdom Stories?

Jesus was a master storyteller. We want to be like Jesus. Does it follow that we, the church, should want to be master storytellers also? I think it is reasonable to conclude that we, the church, should make the effort to be like Jesus, to tell stories, too. We should be telling stories: about how we came to have a relationship with Jesus. about how our lives are different since we have a relationship with…

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Church Lacks Leadership

Are Restoration Movement Churches Leading or Just Doing Damage Control?

Are Restoration Movement Churches Leading or Just Doing Damage Control? I asked a group (2500+) of Restoration Movement preachers/pastors this question. I also asked another group (6700+) of Christian Church, Church of Christ members. Then for a different perspective I asked a group (8800+) of non-independent Christian Church youth pastors what they thought. Church Has Dropped the Ball on Leadership The question I asked: “In a book I am reading – “The truth is, many…

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Women Cannot Teach

Millennials and Mentor Moms for Better Child Rearing in, out of the Church

Millennials are known for being “know-it-all’s”. That label is rightly given in some circumstances, but many Millennials have a desire to learn more and become better people. As a Millennial mother, I can see this in many ways. We are in a war within motherhood. Social media has created a world where mothers’ voice their opinions and boldly proclaim what they believe to be best or right. But at the end of the day, as…

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Stop Stereotyping is a Key Step to Reaching So-called Millennials

It’s a question all churches that are bleeding young people in the millennial demographic are asking. How can we stop losing these folks to the kingdom. How to Avoid Losing Millennials in Your Church Stop stereotyping them! The Millennials make up a major part of our population, and with that, they have a major say. In order for churches to be able to reach them, they need to steer clear of stereotyping them – something…

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Church vs Para-church

Local Church versus Para-church – Who is carrying out the Great Commission?

I asked a rather lengthy question to a group (2500+) of Restoration Movement and Independent Christian Church preachers and members (6700+). Church vs Para-church Activity I think we (Restoration Movement Churches) might have it backwards. We spend far too much time and money trying to get people to gather on Sunday for a few hours instead of getting them to scatter/serve Christ throughout the week. Could it be that so called “para-churches” are actually doing…

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  • Ephesians 2:10 August 13, 2020
    “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
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