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3 Reasons Your Group Bible Studies Should be Ongoing

Here's a fresh approach to assembling our people in a more meaningful, concentrated way—and keeping them engaged for the long haul. Read More The post 3 Reasons Your Group Bible Studies … more

The Encouraging State of the Post-COVID Church

During the pandemic, churchgoers grew spiritually and followed their church's lead, but some may still need a bit of encouragement. Read More The post The Encouraging State of the … more

3 Biblical Truths That Challenge False Foundations of Identity

When you place your identity in things that aren’t stable and consistent, you find yourself constantly wondering who you are. Read More The post 3 Biblical Truths That Challenge False … more

3 Solutions to the Most Common Evangelism Obstacles

As your church gets back to normal, seek to ignite a renewed passion in the Great Commission by understanding why some don't evangelize. Read More The post 3 Solutions to the Most Common … more

6 Factors That Set Up Ministry Workers and Volunteers for Success

Ministry leadership involves a dependency on the Holy Spirit. Still, learning management skills can equip us to help our church or organization. … more

How to Instill a Passion for the Old Testament in Your Church

I was teaching a group of Ugandan seminary students online when the class coordinator asked me a question that I have often considered in an American context, but had not considered for Christian … more

Are Christian Teens Influencing or Being Influenced by the World?

A massive global study on the state of teens worldwide gives church leaders reasons to be encouraged and causes for concern. Read More The post Are Christian Teens Influencing or Being … more

When One Church Door Closes

Sometimes, God leads us in unusual ways to remind us that our plans may not be His plans, and His plans are always better. Read More The post When One Church Door Closes appeared first on … more

How Can Your Church Track Online Worship Participation?

For churches who continue to stream their worship service, it is important to monitor participation in an accurate way. Read More The post How Can Your Church Track Online Worship … more

The Places Where No One Knows a Christian

It can be difficult to imagine areas where not only are there no churches, but there may not be a Christian. Globally, it's more common than you realize. Read More The post The Places … more

Pastors Value Denominations Now, Not as Sure About the Future

Most pastors believe it is vital for their church to be part of a denomination but doubt the importance of those types of ties lasting another decade. Read More The post Pastors Value … more

Are Evangelical Parents Raising Evangelical Teens?

Most teenagers follow in their parents’ religious footsteps, but some groups do better at retaining the next generation than others. Read More The post Are Evangelical Parents Raising … more

Serving God in the Midst of Decline

We should not ignore the movement of people away from Christ, but our focus should be on God’s activity. … 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

The Most Troubling Fact COVID Revealed About Churchgoers—And How to Fix It

As churches innovated new ways to reach members and attendees explored new discipleship practices, worrisome isolationist tendencies appeared among some churchgoers. Read More The post The … more

The Top Reason People Attend Bible Study Groups

Lifeway Research discovered almost half of people who attend a Bible study group do so because someone invited them. Read More The post The Top Reason People Attend Bible Study Groups … more

More Americans Are Reading the Bible. Now What?

Emerging from the pandemic, more Americans say they are reading the Bible, but few consistently engage with God’s word on a regular basis. Read More The post More Americans Are Reading … more

Balancing Our Uneasy Relationship with Technology After the Pandemic

In the digital age, we are called to be “shrewd as serpents and as innocent as doves," especially given the immense challenges we are facing today. Read More The post Balancing Our … more

Accountability: From Buzzword to Bad Word and Back Again

A few decades ago, accountability groups and partners were a common part of ministry, but they seemed to have slowly died out. What happened? Read More The post Accountability: From … more

Protestant Church Closures Outpace Openings in U.S.

U.S. Protestant churches endured a difficult 2020, including starting the year with fewer congregations, as more churches closed than started in 2019. Read More The post Protestant Church … more
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