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Understanding, Engaging, and Deploying the Generations, Part 2: The Baby Boomers
The Boomers came in the early stages of a technological and innovation revolution, which also influenced the church.
Understanding, Engaging, and Deploying the Generations Present in Your Church, part 1
We can learn from different generations by knowing the important trends and distinctions of each.
Have Yourself a Bittersweet Easter
A typical Holy Week is out of reach this year. That's cause for lament—and celebration.
From Crisis to Catalyst: How to Innovate Well by Asking Three Key Questions
As the church works to understand and engage the gravity of the suffering and loss around the globe, I’d argue that we are best served by seeing this season as a catalyst.
How Are Pastors Handling Ungathered Worship?
Six church leaders share about their adaptations, innovations, and frustrations as they respond to COVID-19.
Revitalization, Part Three
Leadership in Church Revitalization
Revitalization, Part Two
When Renewal Isn’t Enough
There is a Balm in Gilead: A Missional Strategy for Churches in the 21st Century
What is the church to do in such a tumultuous climate of rapid change?
Australia Fires Lead to Canceled Mission Trips, Church Climate Change Conversations
Scripture Union evacuates beach teams, Hillsong raises money, and A Rocha explores the biblical response to the blaze.
Change Is Exhausting – Don’t Attempt It Without A Way To Recharge
Whenever you’re attempting a big change, it is essential to build intentional time and space for rest.
The New Math of Church Mergers
An option once seen as a failed strategy is now giving many congregations a new lease on life.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Catch
With the oceans no longer teeming with life, scientists and missionaries alike challenge Christians to faithfulness in the face of daunting odds.
Post-Merger Ministry Is a Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance
Our congregation needed to adjust in several ways after a larger church adopted us.
Church Methods Don’t Matter – Until We Do Them Wrong
We need to change our methods for the same reason I type using single spacing – because bad methods get in the way of the message.
Church Design Trends for the Next DecadeSubscriber Access Only
Prepare to see more bulletproof nursery walls and outdoor fireplaces.
Carving Out a Niche for Micro-CongregationsSubscriber Access Only
A new wave of designer ministries isn’t about attracting people to “big church.”
Churches Are Saving Ethiopia’s Last Remaining Native TreesSubscriber Access Only
How Tewahedo Orthodox theology led congregations to become an oasis of forest conservation.
Was I Betraying My Church by Interviewing Elsewhere?
Seasons of pastoral transition are conflicting—and they should be.
14 Observations About The State Of Christian Denominations Today
Denominations that support and enhance the biblical mission of the local church will thrive. Those that don't will continue to decline.
The Biggest Difference Between Churches That Are Raising Young Leaders And Those That Aren't
We cannot simultaneously mourn the absence of young church leaders while belittling the way they lead.

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How I Explained Beirut’s Explosion to My Kids
How I Explained Beirut’s Explosion to My Kids
As Christian parents, our children must know we will keep them safe. But that does not mean keeping them comfortable.

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