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Violence at Churches in 2017
The most violent year for faith-based organizations in the United States.
Violence at Churches in 2017. The most violent year for faith-based organizations in the United States. Carl Chinn. Image: Jaromir Chalabala / EyeEm
Church Growth: Use The Principles, Don’t Buy The Hype
When it comes to church growth and health, we need to lower the volume and listen with both discernment and faith.
When it comes to church growth and health, we need to lower the volume and listen with both discernment and faith. Discernment, not cynicism. Faith, not naïveté.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
Likewise, Christians who never listen to those from other parts of the world can assume the only way to practice the faith is the way you were taught and have gotten used to.
Deadlines Extended for Forms 1095-B and 1095-C
IRS pushes due date to March 2018.
The IRS has also extended relief for reporting entities that can show that they have made good-faith efforts to comply with the information- reporting requirements of Forms 1095-B and
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
Choosing Faith. I have witnessed people who go through their toughest storms in life, remaining very calm and collected while standing on their faith in God to deliver them.
Poured Out for the Church
Releasing the desire to be right, even when you’ve been wronged
of the Shepherd. Forgiveness is the path―we know it is. We preach it week after week, the hallmark of Christian faith and practice. Forgiving 70 times
The Modern Myth Of The Persistently Growing Congregation
The addition or multiplication of small congregations has always been the typical way the church has grown.
Aside from the grand cathedrals of Europe (which were often the result of politics and power more than faith), it wasn't physically possible for local congregations to become massive
Take Delight in Your Passions
The story of Juana Ines de la Cruz reminds us that God instills passions within us that he can use for his glory.
Was she ready to demonstrate her true faith through acts of submission, all in the name of obedience, piety, propriety? An Insatiable Thirst for Knowledge.
Helping People Connect Faith and Work
These churches send out engineers, teachers, artists, and lawyers as missionaries to their cities.
Helping People Connect Faith and Work. The following diagram illustrates the way we envision faith, work, and economic (FWE) integration in the local church.
Making the Leap from Marketplace to Ministry
Five truths to keep in mind when God calls you to a big career change
After finding Christ, she began sharing her new faith with so many others that even her friends observed she might have a new calling, which led her to seminary and then ordination.
What Leaders Can Learn from Violent Incidents at Churches
2016 statistics show churches should look for signs of domestic abuse.
In 2016, violent deaths were more frequent at faith-based organizations than at schools, and in comparing 2016 to the most recent 10 years, it was the second in the number of violent
To Fight Discouragement, Fan Your Flame
Times of discouragement are inevitable in ministry, but we can learn to combat them.
He had suffered much persecution for his faith and even wrote the letter of 2 Timothy from a prison cell in Rome. Paul tells Timothy, and now all of us
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
parents. This is a bit ironic because the two men whose teachings have formed the foundations of our faith practices—Jesus and Paul—were neither!
Pastoral Training Is Changing
It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore.
“There's more to the Christian faith than the intellectual. Spiritual formation focuses on the internal aspects of faith, such as the fruit of the Spirit and prayer,” Shelley continued.
Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith
When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in ministry.
Church & CultureMarch 10, 2017. Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in