Wednesday January 30, 2013
The only thing that really matters is butts in seats. For the American church, that is the bottom line. So to speak. Large churches keep score by attendance figures. Small and medium churches fret over declining numbers in the pews.
Wednesday January 16, 2013
It’s that time of year. Time to take an honest look at your health and body. Time to resolve to make some changes. It may be time to go on a diet. And for people in ministry, it may be time to go on a ministry diet. Time to cut back on some things.
Wednesday December 19, 2012
It’s sometimes amusing–and sometimes just painful–to see how ministers use technology. With the proliferation of social media such as Twitter and Facebook, many people in ministry devote loads of time spraying cyberspace with their words and pictures.
Wednesday November 14, 2012
Is the American church fading away? Will the losses in membership and attendance lead to a marginalized church presence such as that in present-day Europe? What will the American church look like in ten years? Church leaders, denominational executives, and religion researchers gathered in Colorado recently to examine the church’s health and prognosis.
Wednesday October 31, 2012
Much of the contemporary church has fashioned itself to be “seeker sensitive.” But what if the seekers are no longer seeking? Seeker-friendly churches have been shaped with good intentions. Making church ministry more accessible to the unchurched is an admirable objective.