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From Performer to Pastor
An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love
Now she's a ten-time Grammy Award winner, a wife, a mother, a friend to many, a TV personality, a book author, the subject of a documentary, and a voice of inspiration to generations.
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
for life together. Even more than previous generations, Millennials desire authentic relationships and yearn for a deep sense of belonging. “Good and
Bravely Live Out Your Calling
Joan of Arc is a prophetic witness for us all.
Charles. Jehanne, or, as she is now known, Joan of Arc, radically impacted European history and has inspired men, women, and children for generations.
God Calls All Women
But we don’t all have the same calling.
and stages of life, from different backgrounds and cultures. His kingdom purposes transcend generations. His will is big enough to include young girls
Troublesome Women Preachers
We join a long legacy of prophetic witness to the gospel.
I am nobody. There is that troublesome glass ceiling that women have been hurling stones at for generations. But that pesky glass is strong and hard to crack.
Where Were You When It Happened?
Helping when mass tragedy strikes your congregation
email; print. For the past century, and arguably longer, generations have self-identified with their own answer to this question. Where were you when Kennedy was assassinated?
Leaders and Lederhosen
Rediscovering the power of local Christian traditions
appearance. That sometimes, a wise and tested function follows their form, perfected over generations. rightly. We make the traditions for generations that will follow.
Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
It is where all the means of grace are brought together in the most powerful form. The church gathered, all generations, all ethnicities, we're one people. For me, it's the most important.
Say Goodbye to Leadership Overload
And say hello to the right priorities
Moses had lived for decades on the back side of the desert. Now he led a people who had been slaves for generations. They had no clue how to govern themselves or to do God's will.
No Turning Back
Like Daniel, follow God regardless of who’s following you
For generations, our church culture has elevated leaders, counting them higher than the “average” person, determining each leader's level of eminence by the number of followers he or
Last Chance for 2014 Contribution Reminders
Plus four other trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Calling is the most popular option across the board for all generations: Millennials are just as likely (81%) as Gen-Xers (80%) and Elders (81%) and only slightly less likely than
Engaging Women and Men in Worship
A balanced approach to planning
or Tina Fey, brains exploding like the writers at SNL: “Somebody order a pizza!” But mostly we wonder how it is that the grace of God keeps slipping past our generations unnoticed.
Ministry on the Alaskan Frontier
Curtis Ivanoff talks leadership and reconciliation in America’s most diverse census tract.
Throughout Alaska there's such a diversity of cultures, the experiences with the church are going to vary from region to region. When I talk of Alaskan
More Than a Club
A case for church membership in a culture that views it as odd or optional.
suspicion. This suspicion also plays out across generations. power. They are also less inclined to sign up for a long-term commitment than previous generations.
Preventing Teenage ‘Faith Drift’
Our research underscores the crucial role of intergenerational relationships.
while you continue to develop robust children's and youth ministries, we also encourage you to look for strategic ways your faith community can build relationships across generations.