The church’s perception is hurting. Big time. Is social media one of the ways we can change that?
In thinking about my amount of preparation, it is difficult to land on how many hours it takes. The main reason is that it feels as if every spare moment often leads to thinking about the next sermon.
Church is a quirky thing. I love the Church and yet I have wrestled with the Church...especially when it comes to being single.
Mecklenburg Community Church (Meck), where I have the privilege of serving as senior pastor, has a clear ten-year vision. And for us, how we reach our goals matter as much as the goals themselves. Because the “how” is about the way we live our lives.
Here are ten ways churches signal newcomers that they are not wanted.
There are 164.8 million needy children in the world. If 8% of Christians would care for one more child, that number would disappear.
Christianese is a foreign language composed of Christian clichés. It's no wonder visitors make a beeline for the exit and never return.
Identifying predators in your church isn’t easy. Some guys truly are stalkers. But others are simply socially awkward men.
One of the greatest needs in the church is true servant leadership born of love and done according to our ultimate Example.
Winston Churchill once said, “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
Would it be inappropriate after I graduate high school to date my youth pastor? Read more in this edition of “He Said-She Said.”
Dr. Roger on having a sound financial plan for your church.
One great example of motivating a team during crisis comes from the writings of David in Psalm 3. At the time of this writing, it is believed that David was hiding out from his own son Absalom. His encouragement kept his troops focused and gave them strength they needed in desperate times.
Despite the number of people affected by suicide, few churches have counseling or grief ministries specifically for survivors.
That was the view articulated this month by one prominent nonprofit tax professor. But does it hold water?
According to Barna Group's study, only 40% of practicing Christians say they have a clear sense of God's calling on their lives.
Many pastors and leaders look for the silver bullet - the solution that they can seamlessly weave into the life of the church that will solve all of their problems but keep everyone currently attending happy. There’s only one problem. It doesn’t exist.
When listing great leaders, we think of Nehemiah, the man who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem during the time of the great Persian Empire. Many books have been written about his skillful handling of a desperate situation. But I’d like us to look at his heart as he expertly leads.
As we again engage in the narrative, it is obvious that cooperation by all the residents is crucial. This challenge brings out yet another quality of Nehemiah’s heart: He wisely recruited other leaders in his quest to rebuild the walls for his people.