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.
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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 →
Perspective changes everything. I always found it funny to read the stories of Jesus getting into trouble with the Pharisees for eating with and spending time with “sinners.” Who else was Jesus supposed to hang out with? You know, there’s Jesus and then there’s the sinners. He could either be alone all the time which.. read more →