Tag Archive for church

Leading Change When Everything Has...

on May 25, 2020 by

With a small shift in your mindset, this might be your greatest season of momentum and change

Carey Nieuwhof: Disruptive Church Trends

on May 25, 2020 by

Leaders who embrace change, who keep pivoting, will end up advancing their mission in the future

Are Houses Of Worship Essential?

on May 23, 2020 by

What Can You Do?

Churches Across The Country Are Filing...

on May 14, 2020 by

liquor stores, marijuana dispensaries..to be considered as “essential” entities, but not Churches?

Reopening Your Kids Ministry

on May 6, 2020 by

6 Considerations for Reopening your Kids Ministry

ReOpening Children & Family...

on May 4, 2020 by

now is the time to determine what values and processes will remain consistent, what innovative strategies you’ve

A Discussion On Reopening The Church

on May 4, 2020 by

During today’s discussion with highly esteemed church leaders, we discussed the path to moving forward after COVID-19

Book: God, Marriage, And Family

on May 3, 2020 by

God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

How 6 Pastors Are Thinking About...

on May 2, 2020 by

However, it can be useful to see how other church leaders are thinking through reopening

Churches: Put Down That Spiritual Gifts...

on April 29, 2020 by

What the local body misses when it focuses on personality analyses and congregational surveys

Book: Generation Z Unfiltered

on April 26, 2020 by

Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population

In A Pandemic, Youth Workers Are ...

on April 23, 2020 by

If we fail to invest in youth work now, we will reap social paralysis for decades to come, resulting in another lost…

10 Ministry Idols Being Exposed By...

on April 21, 2020 by

The pandemic is teaching us about ourselves and exposing weaknesses in our ministries

Things to consider when your church...

on April 21, 2020 by

Here is a quick list of six considerations to get your team thinking about returning well

Free Family TableTalk Conversations

on April 18, 2020 by

What a great opportunity to reset family values and focus on Christ together at the dinner table

Starting Out In Youth Ministry…&...

on April 18, 2020 by

Walt Mueller: “I wish I had heard this 40 years ago when I was getting started in youth ministry”

FIRED! Part 1: 5 Lies You Are Told

on April 16, 2020 by

5 Lies You Are Told When You Are Let Go From A Church

FIRED! Part 2: The Redemption Story

on April 16, 2020 by

Being fired, let go, transitioned out, can be some of the deepest pain and hurt you experience

Billy Graham Library Offers Virtual...

on April 14, 2020 by

Recipes from Ruth Bell Graham, videos, inspirational graphics, and fun family activities are available

Book: You Found Me. Reaching The...

on April 14, 2020 by

The unchurched are still remarkably open to faith conversations and the church

City Bans Drive-in Church Services Ahead...

on April 12, 2020 by

Watch as an officer tells the Pastor that his rights are suspended

I Think We’re In The Greatest Revival...

on April 7, 2020 by

No better place to find hope than in the Bible and with your families. Spend that time and spend that time in…

Corona Quarantine: Family Faith Talks

on April 3, 2020 by

Book: Sharing God’s Truth With Your Children

4 Ways to Prepare Your Family for Easter

on April 1, 2020 by

The Lenten season…  a time of reflection and response as people prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Christ

Christianity Offers No Answers About the...

on March 31, 2020 by

coronavirus-induced limitations on life at the same time as Lent, the traditional season of doing without

Youth Ministers…. Consider An MDiv

on March 30, 2020 by

Teenagers are people—and like all people, they need pastors

Church of Cowards: Wake-Up Complacent...

on March 29, 2020 by

The average Christian in America does not know what his own religion teaches, nor does he care

Coronavirus And The Church. A Helpful...

on March 27, 2020 by

Churches and ministry leaders as they prepare for and respond to Coronavirus in their congregations and communities

Church Get Ready Now! From European...

on March 27, 2020 by

We talked to pastors from Spain and Italy about their experience, which might be the North American experience in just a few…

Spiritually Preparing Teens For College

on March 21, 2020 by

How to help teens for Christ in college podcast on The book a different college experience.

10 Things You Can Do In This Shifting...

on March 20, 2020 by

10 suggestions of ways churches and student ministries can adjust ministry for the foreseeable futur

Girl, 6, Teaches Bible Verse To Brother...

on March 19, 2020 by

While the world is stocking up on…She realized that it was only his faith that was going to get him through this

Barna: Guiding Children

on March 13, 2020 by

To better understand the dynamics shaping childhood faith formation today

Managing Fear And Anxiety During A...

on March 13, 2020 by

If you’re struggling with how to manage your family’s increasing anxiety about the current public health crisis, you’re not alone

Book: Youth Empowered

on March 12, 2020 by

Does our church have a system and strategy that successfully launches our students into Christian adulthood?

Understanding your pastor spouse

on March 11, 2020 by

Five things your pastors spouse can’t say out loud but need you to know

Churches Can Welcome Those With...

on March 11, 2020 by

Consider the needs: “You have to make an extra effort,” she said. “If that isn’t done, we don’t go back.”

Barna: Signs Of Decline & Hope

on March 10, 2020 by

Changes happening in terms of faith practice, such as church attendance, Bible-reading and prayer.

5 Reasons To Have A Separate Middle...

on March 6, 2020 by

Andy Stanley: optimal-size church, large enough to maintain a Split jr. high and high school groups

Uncommon Sense

on March 4, 2020 by

What the Lord is calling us to may not always make sense, especially to those in the world

What It Means To Love Others

on March 4, 2020 by

Why Secular Culture, Progressive Christians, and Traditional Christians Disagree on What It Means to Love Others

58% Of Parents Attend Church B/C Of...

on February 29, 2020 by

Children are a big influence on where their family attends church

Slippery Slope Of Families Inconsistent...

on February 29, 2020 by

Families that used to attend twice a month are now attending once a month. used to come once a month  now Christmas…

Pope To Catholics: For Lent, Give Up...

on February 27, 2020 by

a time to give up useless words, gossip, rumours, tittle-tattle and speak to God on a first name basis

Lent Bible Readings

on February 26, 2020 by

Lent – a time for reflection, repentance, and renewal – when Christians are invited to prepare themselves spiritually for the celebration of…

What Is Ash Wednesday?

on February 26, 2020 by

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty days of Lent

Book: The Decadent Society

on February 21, 2020 by

What happens when a rich and powerful society ceases advancing

5 Trends Defining Americans’...

on February 20, 2020 by

“Church hopping”—is becoming a common feature of churchgoing.

Study: Connecting Students To Adults...

on February 19, 2020 by

“If you don’t have relationship, you can’t assume they believe anything you say.”

Gen Z Trends What You Need To Know For...

on February 18, 2020 by

TikTok. Marijuana use. Anxiety. Flexitarian diets. Text message therapy. Mean for our ministries going forward?

10 Questions Churches Should Ask Gen Z

on February 18, 2020 by

Today’s emerging adults have grown up in a different world from prior generations. Consider these four realities

Growing Knowledge

on February 18, 2020 by

Reggie Joiner

Passing Faith To Your Children

on February 16, 2020 by

Do you know what the most often quoted scripture of all time is? Many Christians might answer John 3:16 or maybe Psalm…

The Church, Royal Family And Today’s...

on February 5, 2020 by

Britain’s royal family isn’t the only institution struggling to retain and empower the next generation

Where Some Catholic Priests On Sex...

on February 5, 2020 by

The religious community — a welcome extended even to those with sexual misconduct in their pasts

Why MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY Should Be Top...

on February 4, 2020 by

Here is why I believe middle school ministry is now the most important ministry at your church

The Lost Art Of Catechesis

on January 31, 2020 by

Unlike modern renderings of catechisms, this addresses areas of concern for the church today as she navigates life in the modern world

Social Media Trends Your Tech Team Needs...

on January 25, 2020 by

Among all social media trends, video dominates in terms of importance

Lonely Kids And The Church

on January 18, 2020 by

young people’s connection to a church seems to have no impact on how lonely they feel. “Attendance alone is not a protective…

Book: Spiritual Parenting

on January 16, 2020 by

An Awakening for Today’s Families

Job: Find Your Side Hustle

on January 15, 2020 by

Fifteen years ago, I found myself unexpectedly let go from a full-time youth ministry role

First-Century Youth Ministry

on January 11, 2020 by

Exploring Our Jewish Roots to Reclaim Discipleship

America Becoming Pagan As Christianity...

on January 2, 2020 by

Those who don’t have a religious affiliation are the largest demographic in the U.S. with 23.1% of the population, overtaking the Catholics…

Teen Murders Pedophile Priest With...

on December 29, 2019 by

Suffocated Father Roger Matassoli, by forcing a crucifix down his throat

Challenges Of Taking Communion For An...

on December 29, 2019 by

Such as those with autism, anxiety, or sensory processing disorder, any one of those “bits” can pose an insurmountable obstacle

10 Tips To Make Sunday School Autism...

on December 29, 2019 by

Autistic adults in the congregation can be a great resource when figuring out how best to work with autistic kids!

The Decline Of Religion In American...

on December 23, 2019 by

Young adults (age 18 to 29) are far more likely to have been raised without religion than are seniors (age 65 or…

Helping Families Survive The Christmas...

on December 16, 2019 by

The Care and Feeding of our Souls

Everybody knows that this is a busy time of the year. Shopping, decorating, concerts, parties, etc….

Youth Minister, Arrested For Slapping...

on December 15, 2019 by

Sexual battery is punishable by up to one year in jail in Georgia.

Orange Small Group Leader Resource...

on December 12, 2019 by

If you want this new year to be an opportunity to intentionally recharge and redirect you and your leaders, here are two…

Youth Dir. Seen Slapping TV Reporter’s...

on December 11, 2019 by

Tommy Callaway, 43, a married father of two who is youth group leader, a Boy Scout leader, tried to explain why he…

The 2019 Youth Ministry Salary Survey

on December 10, 2019 by

According to a Gallup survey, only half of Americans are now church members

Young Latinos May Be The Answer 4 The...

on December 4, 2019 by

13% Proclaim to be former Catholics – people who were raised in the faith but now identify as Protestants

Latinos Are Leaving The Catholic Church...

on December 4, 2019 by

About 8% of all Muslim Americans adults are Latino. Because of the intense devotion to God, simplicity in faith and a focus…

3 Steps To Help Teenagers Serve Your...

on November 19, 2019 by

If the youth of the church are indwelt by God the Spirit, then they are equal recipients of God’s grace and salvation,…

Preaching On Controversial Topics?

on November 19, 2019 by

Preaching on Controversial Topics Half of Pastors Worry They’ll Offend Someone if They Preach on Controversial Topics

UK: What Churches Teach & What...

on November 18, 2019 by

See how they fared against each other. The results might surprise you

Top 5 Youth Ministry Books From The...

on November 18, 2019 by

Each of these books has helped me think through key issues related to church ministry and today’s culture

Religious Children Are More Generous

on November 9, 2019 by

We examined how religious upbringing shaped children from adolescence into young adulthood

Conservatives Have Happier Families,...

on November 9, 2019 by

Find more meaning in life, happier overall, donate far more money, time to the needy than liberal do.

Book: A Biblical Theology Of Youth...

on November 8, 2019 by

Excellent book … those of us who think theologically about youth ministry, and the role of youth pastor, have been waiting for.

Kanye West: From ‘I Am A God’ To ...

on October 31, 2019 by

Rather than seeing Kanye as a fraud, can we choose to see him as the tax collector? …Please, please pray for me

Beto O’Rourke’s Plan To Destroy...

on October 16, 2019 by

The government…. signaled that Christian schools may soon be treated like racists for …view of marriage

10% Of Christian Twentysomethings Have...

on October 14, 2019 by

There are four kinds of twentysomething “exiles” making their way in our current day and age

4 Ways To Keep Your Youth Pastor For The...

on September 10, 2019 by

Being a youth pastor at one church for the entirety of my ministry career is one of the greatest blessings of my…

Gun Used In Argument B/W Pastor &...

on September 6, 2019 by

A “minor conflict” between the wives of a pastor and youth pastor at a West Virginia church resulted in gunfire, leading to…

Justin Bieber Leads Worship At Church...

on September 4, 2019 by

Having trust in Jesus at your worst times is the absolute hardest. But he is faithful to complete what he started

Churches Could Win Back Teens Like Me If...

on August 28, 2019 by

Many Christian denominations are too deeply rooted in tradition. We find it a turnoff

Reflect On Joshua Harris’s...

on August 7, 2019 by

It would give us great joy to see our friend return to the gospel he proclaimed, the Bible he affirmed, and the…

“Navigating LGBTQ Issues”

on August 4, 2019 by

…they bring Gospel-centered sense to the head-spinning conversations and debates regarding sexuality and gender

Why young people abandoned the faith

on July 27, 2019 by

More and more parents and churches are recognizing that students are not prepared for the challenges that college often brings

How Faith Heritage Relates To Faith...

on July 19, 2019 by

The idea of beliefs that transcend generations is beautiful, but is it also beneficial?

Gay Girl, Good God

on July 11, 2019 by

The story of who I was  and who God has always been

Teens With Strong Connections At Home&...

on July 7, 2019 by

Teens who feel understood by their parents and teachers may grow up to be healthier adults

No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on July 3, 2019 by

There is more grace in Christ than there is sin in the greatest of prodigals

How To Lead A Mission Trip Parent...

on June 17, 2019 by

The mission trip parent meeting can be one of the most dangerous meetings for a youth worker to lead

1 In 10 Young Protestants Have Left A...

on June 17, 2019 by

Younger Christians are more keen to recognize sexual abuse—and less likely to put up with it

Teen Vogue How To Get Abortion W/out...

on June 15, 2019 by

“having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs.”

“Equality Act”: An Assault On...

on May 15, 2019 by

It puts the full force and influence of the federal government enforcing this law and opposing Christian beliefs

Bachelorette Party In Las For Churched...

on April 29, 2019 by

A list of rules for a bachelorette party in Las Vegas has gone viral for all the wrong reasons