The message given is so often: more more more. Try harder. Cook more. Submit more. But maybe that's not the issue.
While only 7% of pastors' kids no longer consider themselves to be Christians, 1 in 3 pastors' kids are no longer actively involved in church.
God’s people are responsible to tell others what God has done for them. At the end of the day, faithfulness to God is a matter of stewardship to tell the story.
One of the biggest questions I get from pastors is what we did in the early years that now, looking back with hindsight, we feel made the most difference. It’s a good question.
Here are some key points for leaders to remember as their churches handle charitable gifts in support of missionaries.
You know who you are. You're sitting a couple rows back so no one really, really notices you singing your heart out. I see you.
About once a week… or sometimes more frequently… I get an email or tweet from someone who says they feel led to plant a church. They almost always have the same question.
Lately I’ve been thinking about what makes a “great” preacher. The answer must necessarily be subjective.
We don’t just have Sunday School, Junior Church, AWANA, and other programs just because “that’s the way we have always done it.” For us, our children’s ministry has a mission.
Burnout can occur in the physical, emotional, and spiritual areas of life. Sometimes it affects only one or two of these areas, but it often takes its toll in all three, as it did with Elijah.
Frankly, the time to stand side by side with our brothers and sisters in Christ is now! We can not and must not be silent. The extinction of Christians in the Middle East must not happen on our watch.
Do you need more preschool workers to serve children? Do you need more greeters to greet? Here are five reasons people might not be volunteering at your church.
If we are to fulfill the Great Commission when it comes to single fathers, it will mean getting messy.
Dr. Roger answers the dozens of emails he has received to explain why President Obama is not the Antichrist.
The importance of living and expressing gratitude
Having participated in two church plants as a planter, and now working with church planters on a regular basis in a coaching capacity, I know firsthand the fears associated with planting a church. It’s a leap of faith and one God is calling many to these days.
A spiritual infant looks and acts a lot like human infants. They’re self-centered, cry-babies, impatient, helpless, noisy, and messy.
Dr. Roger looks a the causes and consequences of America's national debt.
One of the least talked about, but absolutely crucial areas to explore, is church structure. How are decisions made? How is leadership allowed to function?
- October 02, 2013 |