Wednesday, March 30, 2016

On the Net: "How to Keep the People You’re Reaching" and Much, Much More

How to Keep the People You’re Reaching

There are only two ways to experience net growth as a church: reach new people, and keep the people you reach. And you must focus on doing both of these. Read More

Church Leverages Boomers for Kingdom Impact

Aging Boomers present new challenges for churches, who now must balance ministering to younger Boomers, who often do not consider themselves to be seniors, and their Builder Generation parents, many of whom are still active and involved in the same churches and ministries as their own children. Read More

7 Sins of Baby Boomer Believers

I’m a baby boomer, born in 1961. As the oldest of my generation has moved into retirement and the rest of us begin to think in that direction, we’re all aware of some of the failures of our generation. I know I can’t paint the entire generation with one brush, but I confess here some of our sins – and pray that we’ll spend the rest of our lives correcting them. Read More

Pastoring Shouldn't Be This Hard (With 4 Steps to Make It Easier)

Our obsession with numerical growth may be the unseen culprit behind a lot of burnt out pastors and unhealthy churches. Read More

Preaching on Homosexuality: 7 Points to Consider

Those in ministry are familiar with the saying, “The pulpit drives the church.” The tone of the pastor will be the tone of a church and the emphasis of the pastor will be the emphasis of a church. That makes what a pastor says on any subject very important. Read More

5 Methods for Fighting Half-Hearted Prayer

The Puritans were prone to give five methods for fighting our natural tendency to lapse into half-hearted prayer.... Read More

Seven Digital Disruptions in Churches

Over the last 20 years, I can look back and see massive digital changes. There has been so much change in such a short period, so many digital disruptions in the church. Read More

Why and How Your Church Should Utilize Facebook Ads

Outreach and marketing for churches are way more intricate than they used to be. I’ve found Facebook to be a valuable resource for reaching people in my community, and I hope this post will help you to leverage Facebook ads to reach more people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Read More

Forget Being Culturally Relevant – The Church Needs to Be Contextually Real

Chasing relevance makes our churches look the same in ways we should be different – from each other and from the culture. Read More

Should More US Churches Host Mandarin-Language Services?

China has overtaken Mexico as the No. 1 sender of legal immigrants to America. Read More

Amplifying Evangelism—Doing Evangelism in the Workplace

Integrating evangelism into our workplaces is critical. Read More

More Americans Agree Christians Face Intolerance But Complain Too Much About It

Survey suggests tone matters when advocating for religious liberty. Read More

Poll Casts Doubt on Britain's 'Christian' Beliefs

A new analysis of data by polling organisation YouGov has found people in Britain are more likely to believe in ghosts than in God – and Christians are more likely to believe in aliens than in the devil. Read More

Mexico: Evangelical Christian Beaten and Imprisoned after He Refused to Convert to Catholicism

A Christian man was beaten and imprisoned in Mexico in what has been described as "the latest instance in a long trend of persecution". Read More

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