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Hope & Heartache: Gleaning From COVID-19’s Impact on the Black Church

The Black church has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Here's some in-the-trenches perspective and thoughts on the way forward. Read More The post Hope & Heartache: Gleaning … more

Scripture, Social Media and Secret Sins

Christians would be poor stewards if we didn’t share God's Word on social media, but we should pay attention to the inherent temptations. Read More The post Scripture, Social Media and … more

4 Factors That Predict Ministry Satisfaction

We can’t usually anticipate the future. But we can learn what has brought satisfaction to those who are at the end of their years in ministry. Read More The post 4 Factors That Predict … more

Americans’ Views of Life’s Meaning and Purpose Are Changing

As Americans attempt to move past the life-altering effects of 2020, their perspective is shifting on some of the most significant questions facing humanity. Read More The post … more

A Solution to Your VBS Volunteer Problem

If cancelling isn’t an option, what should local churches do if they don’t have the resources to host VBS this summer? Read More The post A Solution to Your VBS Volunteer Problem … more

4 Post-COVID Steps Every Pastor Needs to Take

The next season of ministry may be your best one ever. Everyone in your life and ministry will benefit when you are refreshed and refocused for it. … more

How Should Christians Be Discipled to Engage Pop Culture?

Christians live differently than citizens of this world. Our engagement with popular culture should be evidence of those differences. Read More The post How Should Christians Be Discipled … more

4 Trends Shaping Church Planting and Growth Through 2050

Although demographics aren’t destiny, it's one crucial component for how church planting strategies can be evaluated for the future. Read More The post 4 Trends Shaping Church Planting … more

Pastors, Churchgoers Tired but Hopeful for Easter 2021

Easter church services this year may not be full of people yet but will probably be full of hope and optimism for the future. Read More The post Pastors, Churchgoers Tired but Hopeful for … more

What Do Americans Actually Believe About the Resurrection?

The truthfulness of the resurrection is not as controversial as many assume. The bigger issue may be helping others recognize its relevance. Read More The post What Do Americans Actually … more

From Prayer to Practice: 4 Keys to Ignite Evangelism in the Local Church

As more cities and regions in our country consider themselves to be post-Christian, the soil of American hearts will harden to seeds of faith. We must train evangelists. … more

5 Ways the Church Can Serve Gen Z Women

Despite the darker trends that seem to define them, young women long for mentoring relationships in the church. Read More The post 5 Ways the Church Can Serve Gen Z Women appeared first on … more

Churchgoers Proud of Church’s COVID-19 Response

Almost 9 in 10 Protestant churchgoers (86%) say they are proud of how their church has responded during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More The post Churchgoers Proud of Church’s … more

Why Your Post-Pandemic Church Must Restart Like a Church Plant

God’s design for the church hasn’t changed. The opportunity at this moment is to ask whether any aspects of your local church need to change to fit that design. Read More The post Why … more

Reconstructing Faith in a Deconstructing Culture

We must help young people who have serious concerns, doubts, and questions about the Christian faith by centering reconstruction around the person, work, and words of Jesus Christ. Read … more

Walking Through the Valley of the Shadow of COVID

As the second year of the pandemic begins, two pastors share how COVID impacted their congregations and communities, as well as what other church leaders can learn from their tragic experiences. … more

How the Growing Global Church Can Encourage American Christians

As we look at these soundbite statistics of Christian growth around the world, what lessons can we learn as we try to reach those around us? Read More The post How the Growing Global … more

U.S. Protestant Pastors See Gender Change as Immoral

Around 3 in 4 Protestant pastors in the U.S. say identifying as a gender different from one’s biological birth gender is morally wrong. Read More The post U.S. Protestant Pastors See … more

The Most Critical Event on Your Church’s Calendar This Year

The kids in your church and community need connection, discipleship, and hope more than ever. Do VBS even if you don't usually do it. Read More The post The Most Critical Event on Your … more

8 Vital Steps to Prepare for Your Church’s Immediate Future

We must be agile, able to lead rapid change. In whatever phase of reopening your church may be in, here's how to propel your church forward. Read More The post 8 Vital Steps to Prepare for … more
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