Wednesday August 21, 2013
For many teachers and preachers, there’s a line they won’t cross when delivering their messages. This line creates a barrier that looms higher than any desire to move the audience. Most preachers and teachers will say that their ultimate goal is to help their people grow spiritually.
Wednesday July 31, 2013
Today’s Christian teenagers embody a number of encouraging values. But those same values tend to chafe today’s church.
Thursday July 18, 2013
“We try to be missional. We try to be externally focused,” the young pastor told me. “But nothing seems to work.” This church, in a metropolitan area, has invested in numerous efforts to reach into the community and address various needs.
Thursday July 11, 2013
Does your town need another new church? A lot of people think so.
It’s true that most people won’t attend any church in your town this week. But that’s not because there’s no room for them in your churches. On the contrary, open capacity has never been higher.
Wednesday June 26, 2013
Last Sunday we drove past numerous half-empty church parking lots. Finally we found our way to a thriving church that’s bucking the trend–and breaking the rules.