Be the Church exists with a purpose of inspiring individuals & congregations to be the Church that Jesus intended… a Church that’s contagious! Started in March 2013 by Beth & Matt Schlueter, we have accepted a mission to re-energize and invigorate Christ’s Church in America.
We intend to work with church leadership and congregations to help ignite a spark that may have been lost, to help them be able to connect with the very people Jesus intends for them to reach in their communities.
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change (Resources for Changing Lives)
Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church
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Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit
So, it’s been awhile. Be the Church has been sitting silently for a couple years. Due to some personal issues, it just hasn’t gotten the attention we intended and I apologize to those who have been waiting to see what we were going to be up to. 2017 is now upon us… seemingly snuck up from.. read more →
Being a preacher is a full-time job. On-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It can be one of the most stressful jobs, and also one of the most rewarding. (See our article “Pastors are People Too“). Today, we’d like to just list a few things that are really not a good idea.. read more →
Pastors are not perfect. Yes, I said it – pastors are not perfect! Just like every other Christ-follower, pastors are sinful people serving a holy God. Unfortunately, both pastors and lay people forget this fact sometimes. Sometimes lay people expect their pastors to always have the right answer, to do the right thing and have it.. read more →