Questions about the Church (All)
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 biblical qualifications of a pastor?
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?
How should sin in the church be handled?
What is the importance of Christian unity?
What did Jesus mean when He said, “This is my body, broken for you”?
What did Jesus mean when He said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood”?
What are appropriate reasons for missing church?
What is church planting?
What is expository preaching?
What does the Bible say about ordination?
How is the church the Body of Christ?
What is baby dedication? Is child / baby dedication biblical?
Is it wrong to attend two (or more) different churches?
Who is authorized to oversee the Lord’s Supper?
What does the Bible say about altar calls? Are altar calls biblical?
Should the title of "reverend" be given to a church leader?
What is an armor-bearer? Should there be a church position of armor-bearer?
Which of the 30,000 Protestant denominations is the true church of God?
What is missiology?
Should Christians judge the teachings of their leaders?
Should it be required that a man have formal Bible education before he can serve as a pastor?
What is hellfire preaching? Is hellfire preaching biblical?
How can a church survive/recover when a pastor leaves?
What is the value of pastoral counseling?
Can restoration occur after a pastor has been caught in a scandal?
Can women serve as elders in the church?
What is the cause of church splits? How can healing occur after a church split?
Does the Bible teach the office of pastor?
What is complementarianism?
What is egalitarianism?
Complementarianism vs. egalitarianism - which view is biblically correct?
What is a non-denominational church? What do non-denominational churches believe?
Is the observance of a first communion biblical?
What does the Bible say about Sunday School?
What should a Christian do if he/she lives in an area where there is no church to attend?
What is Christian revival?
What is the origin of baptism?
Is it acceptable to have communion outside of the church?
What are the ingredients to a truly biblical worship service?
Should we raise our hands/clap our hands during worship?
Is it biblical for a church to seek 501(c)(3) incorporation?
How much of a priority should worship be in the church?
What does the Bible say about the position of worship leader?
What is the difference between ordinances and sacraments?
What does the Bible say about church-hopping?
Are mission boards biblical?
Is there biblical support for parachurch ministries?
What is a Bible church?
Does a person have to attend church to go to heaven?
What does it mean to be missional? Should Christians be missional?
What does the Bible say about women music ministers / worship leaders?
What does the Bible say about the role of senior pastor?
What is a Pastor Emeritus?
What does the Bible say about the role of associate/assistant pastor?
What does the Bible say about the role of youth pastor/minister?
What does the Bible say about youth ministry?
What does the Bible say about the role of evangelism/outreach pastor?
What is a biblical theology of worship?
What is religiosity?
What is the Simple Church movement? Is it biblical?
What is the Tangible Kingdom movement?
Should wine or grape juice be used for communion?
What does "communion of the saints" mean in the ancient creeds?
What are the pros and cons of attending a mega-church (megachurch)?
How can the church achieve a true, biblical unity?
What is the importance of Christian fellowship?
What opportunities are there for Christian service outside of the church?
Why do Christians worship on Sunday?
What is expositional preaching?
Is christening in the Bible?
Should churches be seeker-friendly?
Why is the real presence of Christ in the Lord’s Supper such a controversial issue?
Why do so many preachers' kids walk away from the faith?
Which church is the true church?
What does the Bible mean when it speaks of the breaking of bread?
What are the mainline denominations?
What does the Bible have to say about women missionaries?
Why are there some pastors who do not believe?
What is pastoral care?
How can I know if I have received a call to ministry?
Is it right for a church to go into debt?
How transparent should church finances be?
Why is corporate worship important?
What is topical preaching? Should a pastor preach topically?
Is baptism the New Covenant equivalent of circumcision?
What is the Christian community?
Dance in worship - what does the Bible say?
What sort of interfaith ministries are appropriate?
What sort of outreach ministries should a church have?
What is a church trustee?
What does the Bible teach about church structure?
What is homiletics?
What is a good process for preparing a sermon?
What is the difference between praise and worship?
What does it mean that there is only one baptism (Ephesians 4:5)?
What does the Bible say about shunning?
What is Vacation Bible School?
What is benevolence? What is a benevolence fund?
Who is the head of the church, biblically speaking?
What are hymns? What is the value of hymns in worship?
What does IHS mean?
What are ways I could serve / be serving in the church?
What does the Bible say about wearing hats in church?
What makes a room or building a sanctuary?
What is the definition of ekklesia?
Is a multi-site church biblical?
What is a church supposed to do with the offerings it receives?
What does it mean for a church or organization to be interdenominational?
Is a man who divorced and remarried before coming to Christ eligible to pastor a church?
What is exclusive psalmody?
Regulative vs. normative principle of worship—which viewpoint is correct?
Is it biblical to call the wife of a pastor, elder, or bishop the First Lady of the church?
How can I show appreciation to my pastor?
What are Chreasters?
Is the Catholic Church the mother church?
Is Sunday the Christian Sabbath?
What are the different forms of church polity?
What items should be included in a church constitution?
Are any of the various worship styles unbiblical?
What is disfellowshipping?
What is the spiritual presence view of the Lord’s Supper?
What is a cleric?
Should a new believer be baptized immediately?
How can I know if I am being called to serve as a missionary?
Should the church accept money if it is obtained in an ungodly manner?
What is a pastoral search committee?
What is sheep stealing?
What is Christian tentmaking?
What is a chapel?
How serious of an issue is sermon plagiarism?
What is a homily?
What is a bi-vocational pastor?
Is there supposed to be only one church?
When is it right to criticize my pastor?
Should an unbeliever be allowed to participate in a church worship team?
When should women stop teaching boys in the church?
If a person leaves church before the benediction, is the blessing lost?
Is it biblically allowable for a pastor to be gay?
Is it wrong to have drums in church?
Why do governments allow churches to be tax-exempt?
What does the Bible say about how to get baptized / how to baptize?
Are church closings an appropriate response to a pandemic?
Is an online church service a valid way to do church?
What does the Bible say about worship?
Is a virtual/online communion service biblical?
Is baptism in the Old Testament?
What is Christianization?
Who can take communion according to the Bible?
Is the idea of a state church biblical?
What is a church community group?
Should a church close due to inclement weather?
What is Sabbatarianism? What is a Sabbatarian?
Can I get re-baptized as a “spiritual refresher,” even if my first baptism was biblical?
What is memorialism? What is a memorialist?
What is pastor worship?
What is an overseer in the church?
What is a teaching pastor?
What is an executive pastor?
How should the church deal with gossip?
Why are church business meetings necessary?
What is a lectionary? What is the Revised Common Lectionary?
What is the global church?
What is ecclesiasticism?
What is a pastoral sabbatical? Should pastors take a sabbatical?
Why is it sinful for a church to cover up abuse?
What does the Bible say about communion?
Can a woman attend church during her menstrual cycle (Leviticus 15)?
What is a sacred cow?
What are the potential issues with celebrity pastors?
What is church culture? What contributes to the culture of a church?
What is mission drift?
What does the Bible say about children’s church?
How can I recognize a dead church?
What are church coffers?
Does the Bible teach that there should be a plurality of elders?
Does a church have to use unleavened bread for communion?
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