Saturday, March 19, 2016

Saturday Lagniappe: "6 Ways We Ignore Unchurched Guests on Easter" and Much More

6 Ways We Ignore Unchurched Guests on Easter

...when unchurched people walk through your door this Easter, will you be ready for them? In my experience, many churches over-estimate their level of readiness to reach unchurched people. Here are six specific ways I’ve seen guests ignored on Easter.... Read More

Eight Practical Ways to Celebrate Easter

In just a few days, believers around the world will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Congregations will meet before sunrise to focus on the truth that Jesus is alive. Families will dress in their finest clothes for this special day. Folks who typically don’t attend church will do so this week. As you celebrate Easter this year, think about these practical ways to celebrate the holiday.... Read More

What’s Better? 10,000 In One Megachurch Or 10,000 In 100 Small Churches?

The work of the Holy Spirit in neither enhanced or diluted by the size of the crowd. Read More

20 Leadership Tips in Tweet Length

A friend emailed me and asked for my “top 20 leadership tips”. They were doing a presentation on leadership and were asked to share 20 aspects of great leadership. The added catch – they wanted something short they could expand upon, so they suggested I share them in “Twitter length.” Read More

9 Reasons Gossip Is Destructive to the Church

It’s both a verb and a noun. We’ve certainly all heard it, and perhaps we’ve all done it. Maybe we’ve even been the butt of it. “It” is gossip – and it’s destructive to a church. Here’s why.... Read More

A Closer Look at Church Internship and Residency Programs

Examining the statistics behind a growing ministry phenomenon. Read More

Survey: Trends in Church Budgets

How church size, wages, and the economy affected budgeting. Read More

10 Ways to Pray for Your Worship Leaders This Weekend

In the past, I’ve posted about ways to pray for your pastor on a given weekend. Here are some ways to pray for the ones who will lead the worship music at your church this weekend. Take 15 minutes today and lift them up to God. Read More

Quick Thoughts on Evangelism and Church Planting in Secular Contexts

How do you plant churches in a secular society? in part, you have to find out what type of secular people are in your community. That may cause you to change your approach. Then, you ask what approach is best to reach them. Read More

Chuck Colson: Taking the Gospel to the Captives

“It was during the period in which he lost his own dignity that his desire to promote the dignity of others roared to life.” Read More

A Conversation, Not a Recitation

I have argued in past pieces of the inestimable value of learning a gospel outline. However, a gospel outline is not like a script that we learn off by heart and then recite to a captive audience. It is quite different to that. Read More

Actually, Most Evangelicals Don’t Vote Trump

The numbers tell a different story than the headlines. Read More

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