In the midst of significant challenging news for churches, the level of giving remains remarkable. What is taking place? How is giving increasing while attendanceThese attitudes and commitments are vital for any worship team! Each has a corresponding question we can all ask of ourselves that will keep the culture of our worship teams healthy and thriving!
continues to decline? As we work with churches across America, we see four compelling reasons.
On the other hand, research on giving and declining churches done in the last century found that declining churches frequently experience a period of increase giving. This increased giving, however, is a common reaction to declining membership and attendance figures and not evidence of a rebound or a healthy church.Combating Abuse Is Central to the Mission of the Church
Seeking to pay careful attention to the sexual abuse issue is not a distraction from the gospel mission of the church.
...how do you experience the rewards of the new community? By joining one!
Why do I still go to church? It’s a good question.
There's more to it than community or spirituality or even wanting to raise my kids right.
5 Life Changing Things You Can’t Do In A Hurry
Escaping the tyranny of hurry requires an intentional cultivation of margin and the discipline to use that time wisely.
10 Attitudes And Commitments Of A Healthy Worship Team
These attitudes and commitments are vital for any worship team! Each has a corresponding question we can all ask of ourselves that will keep the culture of our worship teams healthy and thriving!
Public Pulpit Prayers
...how can you prepare for public prayer?
PRAY For One Another And Watch God Do AMAZING Things!
When we pray for others, we’re asking our all-powerful God to take action. We’re asking God to do what we can’t. Praying for others should be our first action, not our last resort!
Bringing up children in a post-Christian world
...millions of Christian parents have themselves not been adequately discipled in their faith, and as a result haven't a clue how to pass the faith onto their children. Parents either do a bad job or just desert the field all together and leave the education of their children up to others – whether schools, media, youth groups or Sunday schools.
How Can I Respond to Coworkers Who Think Christianity Is Bigoted?
...how should we respond to coworkers who’ve taken offense not over our own actions but over those of other Christians?