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Sex Offenders Can Find Hope in Christ But Not Necessarily a Place at Church
Most Christians believe offenders belong at worship. Most congregations aren’t prepared to welcome them.
Bible Reading Drops During Social Distancing
Daily engagement had already been declining, but worsened during the pandemic, according to the annual State of the Bible report.
More Pastors Agree With Andy Stanley: No Worship Services Until 2021
Now 5 percent of church leaders say they don’t expect to reopen for the rest of the year.
The Generations in Your Church, Part 4: Millennials
Millennials are here and they are starting to take over in leadership roles today.
Survey: Churches Experiment with In-Person Gatherings but Many are Split
Churches are divided, but pulling together for the sake a mission is essential in this pandemic.
How Churches are Communicating and How They are Gathering Again: Example from Rick Warren & Saddleback
Knowing that God is in control, we are not afraid of the pandemic, not afraid of the government, not afraid of failure, or criticism, or anything else!
Southern Baptists See Biggest Drop in 100 Years
As baptisms and membership continue to decline, top SBC leader challenges the annual report process.
‘Livre em Cristo’ para desafiar as ordens do Estado? As igrejas hispânicas nos dão sua perspectiva.
Nossas igrejas são essenciais. Decidir se é sensato nos reunirmos é outra questão.
¿‘Libre en Cristo’ para desafiar los cierres de Estado? Las iglesias latinas nos brindan su perspectiva.
Nuestras iglesias son esenciales. Decidir si es prudente reunirnos es un tema distinto.
‘Free in Christ’ to Defy State Closures? Latino Churches Offer Insight.
Our churches are essential, but whether it is critical to gather is another question.
Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on the Church in America
As we slowly emerge out from sheltering in place to a “new” normal, what will the new normal look like for churches in America?
What Relaunching the Church Might Look Like Over the Next 3–12 Months
We are in the midst of a crisis that is forcing the church to learn a new song and dance.
10 Ways Women Can Stay Connected During COVID-19
We continue to innovate, pivot our strategies, and seek new ways to keep one another connected to God’s Word and to each other.
Relaunching Church: How to Seize this Moment for Your Church’s Future
What do we want to take into the future from the present crisis?
How Churches Are Winning and Losing During the COVID-19 Crisis
Churches have had to pivot hard and shift in a direction they weren’t going.
If “We Don’t Go To Church, We Are The Church” Is True, Why Do I Miss Going So Much?
We haven’t ceased to be the church. We’ll never cease to be that. But I miss the gathering.
Please Don’t Make “How Many Watched Online?” Our New Ministry Metric
While necessary right now and important in the future, we can't close our eyes to the downsides of online church.
Most Churches Have Stopped Gathering, Few Plan to Meet on Easter
While nearly all pastors say their church held in-person worship services at the beginning of March, the situation had changed radically by the end of the month.
Is It All About the Weekend? Not Now, and Should Not Have Ever Been
Customer-centric Sunday experiences have weakened the church— Coronavirus is pushing us to a better way.
Have Yourself a Bittersweet Easter
A typical Holy Week is out of reach this year. That's cause for lament—and celebration.

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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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