Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Midweek Roundup: Six Articles

Seven Great and Seven Bad Experiences of First-time Church Guests

If you want to make an immediate difference in your church, read these fourteen brief experiences. The readers at responded to an informal Twitter survey about their experiences as first-time guests in churches, both good and bad. Read more

5 Ways For a Church Member to Leave a Church Well

As a church leader, you can’t guarantee people will follow these steps (or steps like them), but you can guide them along in the journey, helping them to exit well. Most people want to do the right thing. They’re just not sure how. As a leader, you can help them. Read more

Giving Is Low—Are You Neglecting the Topic?

Why people should hear us talk more about generosity. Read more

Tenn. assoc. disfellowships church with female pastor

A Middle Tennessee Baptist association has voted to withdraw fellowship from a congregation that called a woman as pastor. At issue: the association's requirement that cooperating churches adhere to the Baptist Faith and Message. Read more

Iranian man beaten unconscious in German refugee camp for converting to Christianity

Officials in Hamburg-Eidelstedt, Germany, have said they are investigating the incident after it took between 15 and 20 people to pull the attacker away. Read more

Church attack routs thousands of Indonesian Christians

Authorities in Indonesia’s Aceh region have started to tear down churches following last week’s religious violence that left at least one person dead and forced thousands of Christians to flee. Read more

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