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6 Economic Factors That Will Impact Churches in 2022

With so much movement in the U.S. economy coming out of the 2020 recession, six specific factors will directly affect churches in 2022. Read More The post 6 Economic Factors That Will … more

Most Pastors, Churches Overcome Pandemic Challenges

A recent report confirms the pandemic tested pastors and their congregations, but most were able to adapt and endure. Read More The post Most Pastors, Churches Overcome Pandemic … more

8 Keys to Recovering Your Missing Churchgoers

How can you recapture those churchgoers who were previously active parts of your congregation but have yet to return? … more

Most Churches Find Financial Stability in 2021

Emerging from the pandemic, most churches don’t seem to be underwater financially, but many are treading water, according to Lifeway Research. Read More The post Most Churches Find … more

The Post-Pandemic Opportunity to Rethink Work Biblically

The challenges of the last year can be a chance to rethink work and, for the Christian, to rightly position their vocation within life as a follower of Christ.   Read More The post The … more

Loving Your Neighbor and Neighborhood More Vital Than Ever

Community engagement can be a much more important metric for church health and growth than traditional barometers like attendance and giving. Read More The post Loving Your Neighbor and … more

Restarting and Refocusing Women’s Ministries for the New Normal

Women today need encouragement more than ever, but we must encourage them to embrace the person of Christ and His word.... more

How to Respond to a Half Empty Sanctuary

What does your congregation—both those who have returned and those still missing—need to hear from their leaders? Read More The post How to Respond to a Half Empty Sanctuary appeared … more

How Pastors Can Work Together for Community Transformation

Kingdom-minded pastors read Jesus’ prayer for unity of believers in John 17 not as a lofty aspiration, but as a blueprint for gospel ministry. Read More The post How Pastors Can … more

Stats and Souls: How Research Can Have a Practical and Eternal Impact

Some are skeptical about the need for more research, but others have seen firsthand what happens when new information is gathered and applied. Read More The post Stats and Souls: How … more

Las Estadísticas y Las Almas: El Impacto Práctico y Eterno de la Investigación

El evangelismo será más eficaz cuando refleje la cultura, el contexto y la cosmovisión de la gente. Read More The post Las Estadísticas y Las Almas: El Impacto Práctico y Eterno de la … more

6 Traits Every Pastor Needs From a ‘Barnabas’

Every pastor needs a Barnabas in their life. Barnabas was not only a mentor to Paul, he was also a peer and a friend. Read More The post 6 Traits Every Pastor Needs From a ‘Barnabas’ … more

Almost All Churches and Most Churchgoers Are Now Gathering in Person

More U.S. Protestant churches are gathering in person since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and pastors say most churchgoers have returned as well. Read More The post Almost All Churches and … more

Average U.S. Pastor and Churchgoer Grow Older

The average age of a U.S. pastor and churchgoer Is getting older, according to Faith Communities Today. What does this mean for churches? Read More The post Average U.S. Pastor and … more

Churchgoers Working on Sunday Could Spark Outreach Opportunities for Churches

The Church of Eleven22 didn’t plan on having a worship service on a different day, but they were meeting in another church’s building at the time and outgrew all of their Sunday morning … more

Firefighters Warn: Never Leave Water Bottles Sitting in a Hot Car

With summer rapidly approaching, firefighters are warning people to never leave clear plastic water bottles in a hot car. It seems like the opposite thing you would hear as temperatures heat … more


We live in a day where we can pull a small rectangle from our pocket and have near-limitless access to near-countless mediums for information instantly. With the tap of a … more


Imagine an apple sitting on your counter. You go to the garage and get a vise and then put the apple inside it. Then you start turning the handle, and the vise starts tightening. … more


One thing journalists and ministers have in common is that we’re called not to make the story about us, which makes what I’m writing difficult. I have the privilege of wearing both … more
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