Do you ever get that feeling in your gut? I’m not talking about gas or hunger pains. I’m talking about that feeling when you know something’s up, but can’t really explain it. Too many times for me
Here’s some good news: the vast majority of the unchurched are receptive to an invitation to church. The problem is that few active churchgoers actually reach out to their neighbors and friends.
Mark Batterson was five years old when his parents took him to a movie theater
Recently someone “deeply involved in budgeting” for a local church contacted United Methodist Communications seeking financial information. When we suggested contacting the conference treasurer, the response was complete lack of knowledge about who, or what, a conference treasurer is.
CORE12 Ministries is announcing the release of new e-zine (rather men-zine) on January 4th, 2011 at www.livebold.org called, “Live Bold.” The men-focused publication is climbing the mountain of reaching men for Christ through an electronic magazine.
Most churches in the United States are facing declining membership, but the message is still as relevant as in the past. So what’s changed? The message is getting lost in all the clutter.
How come a team with all the superstar talent fails to win, while another teamHow come a team with all the superstar talent fails to win, while another team
Among the highlights of this issue is an interview with Mark Batterson, senior pastor, National Community Church, Washington D.C. Also included are articles about ten trends for the church in the next ten years and why vacation Bible school is still relevant.
Churches spend considerable amounts of time and effort to put in place policies and procedures designed to prevent occurrences of child abuse within their ministries.
Experience has shown us that Vacation Bible School is still effective in reaching kids for Christ. Dating back to 1894, how do churches keep this program relevant to boys and girls today? The greatest change I have seen in VBS in my 19 years as a children’s director is the curriculum. Years ago we had a Bible story each day with a few basic activities. Of course we added fun songs, crafts and games to make it exciting for the kids, but it was mainly an extension of the regular Sunday study.