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3 Musts for the Post-COVID Church

March 23, 2021

As more and more people get vaccinated, state and local officials will begin to ease up on mask mandates and other restrictions associated with COVID-19. Churches will also make changes to their policies, and we will begin a new normal. Life will not be what it once was. It is impossible to pick up where […]

My Relationship With Young People

March 9, 2021

I am encouraged by the young people I know. Younger generations are smart, creative, and passionate. They care about what is right. They want to make a difference. As I grow older, I want to consider my responsibility toward younger generations. I want to have the right attitude towards them. I want to be a […]

If Our Kids Would Say…

December 31, 2020

“We were in church every time the doors were open.” I have heard this sentence or something like it many times in my life. I have heard it uttered by Christians and townspeople in describing their upbringing. I have even heard it in some interviews with actors and musicians detailing the culture in which they […]

5 Ways the Church Survives in a Secular Age

September 15, 2020

We are living in what Charles Taylor calls a secular age. Many of the changes that have caused us to arrive at this point have happened slowly over 500 years. We often do not realize the extent to which we have embraced the secular. It is in the air we breathe. It is everywhere. We […]

Four Keys for Churches to Survive the 21st Century

March 1, 2020

We find ourselves in challenging times. Our culture is growing more and more secular. Christianity is shrinking in America. Many churches are in decline or are dying. Younger generations are leaving the faith. The fastest-growing group in America are the nones. These are people who claim no religious affiliation at all. We look around us […]

What to Do When You Disagree With the Bible Class Teacher

January 29, 2020

Bible class should be the place where people act most Christlike, but this isn’t always the case. Heated discussions can take place right in the middle of a Bible study. People say things they shouldn’t say. Comments that should be made privately are made publicly. If you have ever witnessed an incident like this, then […]

The Blessing of Giving

January 28, 2020

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Jesus For much of my adult life, I have been in debt. I had student loans, credit card debt, medical bills, car payments, and more. Being in debt is not fun. It is a burden. You are literally a slave to the debt you owe. […]

5 Signs Your Church Has Reached a Tipping Point

January 23, 2020

It’s not unusual nowadays to hear about congregations having to close their doors. We don’t like to talk about it but churches die. Jesus promised in Matthew 16:18 that his church would never die. In that passage, Jesus was speaking of the global church. This means that his church will always exist somewhere and we […]

Why Your Church is Dying

January 7, 2020

Refusing to adapt to your surroundings – We live in a rapidly changing society. A neighborhood can drastically change in as little as ten years. If a congregation was established fifty years ago, it is certain the area it serves is quite different from when it was established. This is inevitable and congregations must decide […]

How to Transform a Congregation

October 9, 2019