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What Will It Take to Turn Around Your Church?

What will it take to turn around your church? It’s time to evaluate your priorities, inspire your team, equip the church, and set the course. Read More The post What Will It Take to Turn … more

Southern Baptists More Historic Than Nationalist in Their Political Posture

Southern Baptists are more likely to agree with historic Baptist political teaching than the claims of self-professed Christian nationalists. Read More The post Southern Baptists More Historic … more

For Ministry Success, Leverage Strengths and Recruit for Weaknesses

Here's one simple strategy for increasing longevity in ministry: Leverage your strengths and recruit for your weaknesses. Read More The post For Ministry Success, Leverage Strengths and … more

5 Reasons Every Church Needs a Crisis Communication Plan

Every church should have a crisis communication plan for when the heat is turned up and it's bombarded with many inquiries.c Read More The post 5 Reasons Every Church Needs a Crisis … more

10 Ways to Prepare Students and Adults for Church Camp

As the pastor of your church, you have a role to play in preparing for summer camp. Here are some ways you can be involved. Read More The post 10 Ways to Prepare Students and Adults for Church … more

How to Equip Women Called to Ministry

Because women in our churches are being discipled, churches must prepare to equip women for ministry roles inside and outside their walls. Read More The post How to Equip Women Called to … more

Why Are More Pastors Thinking About Quitting?

More pastors are contemplating quitting ministry and leaving their church. Several factors increase the likelihood of those thoughts. Read More The post Why Are More Pastors Thinking About … more

Growing Percentage of Americans See Declining Religious Influence

Four in 5 U.S. adults believe religious influence is declining in American life, and most aren’t happy about it, according to Pew Research. Read More The post Growing Percentage of Americans … more

7 Ways to Prepare Your Church’s Small Groups for Summer

Don’t lose sight of the fact that your groups need to prepare for the summer months when attendance typically declines for a bit. Read More The post 7 Ways to Prepare Your Church’s Small … more

7 Things We May Wish the Bible Didn’t Say About Worship

Some Bible verses about worship make us uncomfortable. Here are seven things you may wish the Bible didn’t say about worship. Read More The post 7 Things We May Wish the Bible Didn’t Say … more

Beyond the Pulpit: A Pastor’s Role in Family Caregiving

How do pastors continue to minister effectively while shouldering the weight of caregiving responsibilities? Read More The post Beyond the Pulpit: A Pastor’s Role in Family Caregiving … more

5 Symptoms of False Humility

While humility is a virtue we should celebrate and encourage, it's essential to recognize how we may be expressing false humility. Humility is a highly regarded virtue in society. It’s … more

Southern Baptists Lost More Than 1,200 Congregations in 2022

According to analysis, 1,253 congregations that were part of the Southern Baptist Convention in 2021 were no longer connected in 2022. Read More The post Southern Baptists Lost More Than 1,200 … more

Wreck the Roof: How Far Will You Go to Bring Friends With Disabilities to Jesus?

The biblical account of the paralyzed man and his faithful friends epitomizes this unwavering resolve to bring all people to Jesus. Read More The post Wreck the Roof: How Far Will You Go to … more

5 Choices That Led One Missionary to Unforeseen Greatness

As the greatest missionary in North African Missions, Lilias Trotter reached an unconscious greatness through her weakness and sacrifice. Read More The post 5 Choices That Led One Missionary … more

Fewer Americans Regularly Attend Church

Congregations likely saw an Easter bump in attendance but church attendance overall is falling, according to Gallup. Read More The post Fewer Americans Regularly Attend Church appeared first … more

Women’s Ministry Equips Women to Share Their Faith and Serve

When churchgoing women describe the impact of women’s ministry on their lives, they include opportunities to serve and share the gospel. Twice in my career I have worked from an office in … more

Easter Remains High Attendance Day for Most Churches

The three highest-attendance Sundays for churches—Easter, Christmas, and Mother’s Day—have remained the same since 2011. Most pastors are expecting one of their largest crowds … more

Jesus’ Resurrection Confronts and Comforts

The truthfulness of Jesus' resurrection should challenge skeptics and bring life-changing hope to every Christian. Read More The post Jesus’ Resurrection Confronts and Comforts appeared … more

Pastoral Hypocrisy and Bad Preaching Are a Turnoff to Churchgoers

Most churchgoers aren’t leaving a church because they have a personal complaint against the pastor or his preaching, but some are. Read More The post Pastoral Hypocrisy and Bad Preaching Are … more
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