Pastors: 4 Things That Build Your Ego But Hurt Your Church

Are you a lead pastor? Or a staff member at your church? Here are four things that probably build your ego but actually may hurt your church: When [...]

Why Are Christians Suspicious of Other Churches?

In thinking through church leadership, I've noticed that many church leaders / pastors can be suspicious of what we do at Northridge. Why is that? I think [...]

Leaving Your Church

On Sunday our Youth Pastor, Aaron Hixson, talked about 1 Corinthians 4 and Church unity. I posted this blog in September 2013 and Aaron's sermon reminded me of [...]

The Pain of Church Splits

As we teach through 1 Corinthians, we have been talking a lot about church unity (1 Corinthians 1-4). Tom Rainer wrote a great article about his thoughts on [...]

Seven Problems with an Activity-Driven Church

Thom S. Rainer wrote an article about busy activity-driven churches and the effect they have on their congregation and community. We really strive to be a [...]

Signs of a Healthy Church

I've been doing a lot of research for our 16:5 conference coming up at Northridge Church next month. I recently came across these "Foundational [...]

Looking for a Church (part 5) – When Someone Reaches Out, Reach Back

Recently I have been posting about what to do when you are looking for a church: What should you do? What shouldn't you do? What questions should you ask? [...]

When Church Is a Waste of Time

The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs (Christians). If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, [...]

Looking for a Church? (part 4) – Final Thoughts

You can read the earlier posts here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Here are three final tips in looking for a church. 1. Be careful about asking the questions too [...]

Looking for a Church? (part 3) Questions to Ask

On recent blog posts, I mentioned that people often tell me they found a church "just like" Northridge. But what that typically means is that we [...]