Questions about the Church
What is the church?
What is Ecclesiology?
What is the purpose of the church?
What is the meaning and origin of the word church?
When did the church begin/start?
Why are there so many different Christian interpretations?
What does the "husband of one wife" phrase in 1 Timothy 3:2 mean?
What is the importance of Christian baptism?
Does the Bible teach believer’s baptism/credobaptism?
What is the symbolism of water baptism?
What is the proper mode of baptism?
What is the importance of the Lord’s Supper / Christian Communion?
Why is there so much disagreement about holy communion?
How often should the Lord’s Supper / Communion be observed?
Should communion be open or closed?
What is Christian Missions?
What is a Christian missionary?
What are the pros and cons of short-term missions?
Is ecumenism biblical? Should a Christian be involved in the ecumenical movement?
What are the responsibilities of deacons in the church?
What are the duties of an elder in the church?
What is ministry?
What does the Bible say about women pastors?
Do women have to remain silent in church?
Can women serve as deacons in the church?
What day is the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday?
Does God require Sabbath keeping of Christians?
What is the Sabbath day?
What is the rock in Matthew 16:18?
Are we supposed to use musical instruments in church?
Why is church attendance important?
Should the church get involved in social issues and causes?
Do women have to wear head coverings in church? What does 1 Corinthians 11:3-16 mean?
What should I be looking for in a church?
What does the Bible say about infant baptism?
What does the Bible say about church discipline?
What is excommunication in the Bible?
When is it right to leave a church and look for another one?
Why are there so many Christian denominations?
What does the Bible say about the form of church government?
Is God restoring the offices of apostle and prophet in the church today?
What is the difference between the universal and local church?
What does it mean that the church is the bride of Christ?
Are we supposed to obey our pastors?
What does the Bible say about selling in church?
Should we be baptized in Jesus’ name (Acts 2:38), or in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19)?
How can I know if I am being called to preach?
Should pastors be paid a salary?
What is biblical separation?
Why is church membership important?
Why do some churches thrive while others die?
What does the Bible say about church growth?
When is the right time to build a new church building?
Can an unmarried man be a deacon or elder?
Are there prophets in the church today?
Are seeker sensitive churches biblical?
What are the qualifications of elders and deacons?
What is the meaning of Christian worship?
What is koinonia?
Why do we have to dress up nice for church?
What was the Protestant Reformation?
Why should I believe in organized religion?
What was the first / original church? Is the original / first church the true church?
Should a church participate in fund-raising?
What is the five (5) fold ministry?
Is a home church a true Biblical church?
What does the Bible say about Christian confirmation?
Is the priesthood of all believers biblical?
Who is permitted to baptize / perform baptisms?
What is the duty / role of a pastor’s wife?
Is baptism required before a person can receive communion?
When should children be baptized and/or allowed to take the Lord’s Supper?
What does the Bible say about liturgy? Should a Christian participate in liturgical worship?
Should a church tithe 10% of the offerings it receives?
How much authority should a pastor have over a church?
What is the G12 vision / movement?
What is the emerging / emergent church movement?
What is the purpose of church by-laws (bylaws)?
How should conflict in the church be handled?
I have been burned and hurt by the church in the past. How can I overcome this and renew a passion for church and a desire to attend church?
Why are so many evangelical Christian leaders caught in scandals?
I was baptized unbiblically. Do I need to be rebaptized?
What does the Bible say about being a God-parent?
What is Landmarkism? What is "Baptist Bride" theology?
If a person wants to be baptized, but is unable to be immersed into water due to being ill, disabled, elderly...etc. - what should be done?
Can a man who is married to a divorced woman serve in church leadership?
What factors should one consider when trying to find a good local church?
Why should a church have a small group ministry?
What is a bishop, biblically speaking?
What is a chaplain? What do chaplains do?
What is the Church Age? Where does the Church Age fit in biblical history?
Is the distinction between clergy and laity biblical?
What roles can women fill in ministry?
What should be the mission of the church?
What is a watchcare ministry or watchcare membership, and is it biblical?
What is the origin and purpose of church bells?
Why are there so few men in the church?
What is vocational ministry?
What is meant by High Church and Low Church?
Does a Christian have to attend every service a church has?
What is the role of ushers in the church?
What is the value of having a church family?
How much of a role should media have in worship services?
What is a Family-Integrated Church, and is it biblical?
What is pastoral theology?
How can I overcome ministry burnout?
What is a Christian minister?
What does the Bible say about chanting? Should a Christian chant?
Does a person / ministry need a spiritual covering?
What is the organic church?
What is incarnational ministry / incarnational theology, and is it biblical?
What does the Bible say about world missions?
What is the Moses model of church leadership?
What is the Lord’s day?
Is intinction the correct way to do communion?
What is an offertory?
What does the Bible say about church hierarchy?
What is a denomination?
What is faith promise giving, and is it biblical?
Is it wrong to have raffles in the church?
What is latitudinarianism?
Are baptism classes biblical?
Are mono-ethnic churches, churches that focus on a specific race or ethnic group, following a biblical model?
Is the 9Marks series biblically sound?
What is churchianity?
Why do some churches have a Wednesday night service?
Why do some churches have a Sunday night/evening service?
What is the institutional church?
What is the danger in gossiping about your pastor and his family?
What is the difference between the visible and invisible church?
What is a pulpit?
What is a seminary?
What is the biblical pattern of church leadership?
Is Sunday sickness a real thing?
What is the importance or value of a church building?
How can I become a pastor?
Can a Christian worship God using music from a church with unbiblical teachings?
Since women preachers can be just as good as men, doesn’t that mean they are called to preach?
How can I recognize a healthy church?
What is ministry idolatry?
What is an attractional church?
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