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6 Major Changes Happening in U.S. Churches

Obviously, COVID has brought about its own challenges, but many significant shifts in congregations began long before the pandemic. Read More The post 6 Major Changes Happening in U.S. … more

The World Is Afraid, and the Church Isn’t Helping

In our postmodern world, we must teach our church members to value and seek out truth to squelch our fears based on lies. Read More The post The World Is Afraid, and the Church Isn’t … more

4 Hidden Realities Behind a Lack of Vision in Your Church

What if, when asked about vision, you could not just repeat a mantra but confidently share a future-fueled faith in the gospel at work in your church? Read More The post 4 Hidden … more

Being so Right You’re Wrong

When we shift the priority off of being right, we can actually be right with God and have a tone that consistently values and welcomes others. Read More The post Being so Right You’re … more

7 Ways to Help Church Members Grow in Bible Study Skills

According to a study from Lifeway Research, “Protestant churchgoers say they find it challenging to make sense of the Bible when they read it on their own.” Individuals in … more

Solving the “Silent Exodus” From Churches

Second Gen ministries are a good start in helping children of immigrants learn about God and His Word in contexts in which they're familiar. Read More The post Solving the “Silent … more

5 Reasons Your Church Needs Groups Now More Than Ever

It may seem like a convenient time to scale back groups in your church, but the people in your congregation need to be connected with and involved in a small group. Read More The post 5 … more

Finding Greatness in Gentleness

Far from being a sign of weakness, gentleness is the gateway to greatness—for gentleness is a hallmark of Christ. So it should be for His people as well. Read More The post Finding … more

What Does It Mean to Live by ‘Faith Not Fear’ During a Pandemic?

With COVID-19 cases once again climbing and churches scrambling to adjust, many pastors and leaders face the unenviable position of angering a passionate portion of their … more

4 Hidden Struggles Most Pastors Face

Only 1% of pastors leave the pulpit behind each year, but the vast majority say they face immense pressure and difficulties related to ministry Read More The post 4 Hidden Struggles Most … more

Christians Don’t Share Faith With Unchurched Friends

Most unchurched Americans say they have multiple Christian friends, but those friends haven’t shared with them how to become a Christian. Read More The post Christians Don’t Share … more

COVID-19 Causes a Church Name Change

The pandemic forced churches across the country to make significant changes, but none were quite like the one at Stony Fork Community Church, formerly known as Outbreak Church. After enduring … more

Americans Grow More Optimistic About Churches

As pastors and churches reach out to the community, they may encounter people with conflicted and complicated feelings about religious institutions. Read More The post Americans Grow More … more

How to Best Connect with Church Guests (on Their Terms)

If a guest’s information is personal, and asking for that information can feel invasive, how do we ask in a way that puts them at ease? Read More The post How to Best Connect with Church … more

Most Americans Know and Trust Their Neighbors

Despite quarantines and social distancing keeping people in their homes during the pandemic, Americans still say they know their neighbors. … more

3 Principles to Apply the Bible to Social Media

Before church leaders apply biblical tech principles to their congregational life, they first must learn and live out those ideals in their personal life. Read More The post 3 Principles … more

2 Priorities Every Pastor Must Embrace During the 2020s

Our priorities should always be kingdom priorities. But in uncertain times, we must be especially focused only on God’s calling. Read More The post 2 Priorities Every Pastor Must Embrace … 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

WHY ‘A LONG OBEDIENCE IN THE SAME DIRECTION’ IS NECESSARY IN MINISTRY

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
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