Saturday, March 18, 2023

Saturday Lagniappe" '‘Lord, Do It Again’: Tim Keller on Revival' And More

Real revival is the intensification of the ordinary operations of the Holy Spirit.

The Importance of Affirming Online Engagement
This post is an excerpt from the just-released book by James Emery White, Hybrid Church: Rethinking the Church in a Post-Christian Digital Age (Zondervan).
White makes avery good point. We have experienced a major shift in the way things are done and there is no going back to the way things were done before this shift.
3 Pivotal Questions to Ask When Considering a Church Merger
How do you determine if a merger is right for your church?

3 Warning Signs You Could Love Your Title More Than Your Task
How can we evaluate ourselves? How can we recognize a drift in our hearts towards loving our position and title more than what our position and title is for? Here are three warning signs....

Worship Director Discovers Term ‘Worship Leader’ Is Trademarked After His Facebook Page Is Suspended
Did you know that the term “worship leader” is trademarked by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? The man behind the social media account, “Rogue Worship Leader,” a worship director, made this discovery after his Facebook account was shut down for trademark infringement.
"Worship leader" is a widely-used term in churches, on the internet, and in books and magazines. I am surprised the US Patent Office granted this company copyright.
How to Engage Youth in Church: 5 Important Ways to Reach Teens
No matter your congregation’s size, you probably wonder how to engage youth in church. One major mistake many churches make is not engaging young people. This is one reason college students leave the church. They don’t feel engaged and involved in the ministry of the entire congregation.

Truths and Tips for Discipling Teens
We cannot pour out to our kids what hasn’t first been poured into us.

Who Needs Missionaries? (It’s Not Just the ‘Unreached’)
We can’t view the Great Commission as a linear task to be fulfilled or finished. It’s a command to be perpetually obeyed.

Americans like Jews, Catholics and mainline Protestants. Evangelicals, not so much.
A new Pew Research poll finds that only 18% of nonevangelical Americans had favorable opinions of evangelicals; 32% had somewhat unfavorable views.

Church hit by vandalism sees outpouring of support
Windows were broken. The organ and piano were overturned. Resources were ripped up. Vandalism that occurred March 4 at The Village Church of Indiantown seemed like one of the worst things that could happen to a church. Instead, it has become a blessing.
I would suspect that more than one person was involved. Pianos are heavy and require more than one person to move. The extent of the vandalism also points to more than one person.

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