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How Two California Megachurches Kept Worshiping
John MacArthur takes a stand against regulations, while Greg Laurie finds creative ways to comply.
Churches Plan to Host Students During Remote Learning
In some communities, empty buildings and eager youth ministers offer safe places and supervision for families facing school closures.
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.
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.
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!
Pastors and Their Strangely Attractive Scars
An intimate look at the joys and regrets of those who shepherd God’s flock.
The Church Proved It Can Get Creative. Let’s Not Stop Adapting.
How rethinking worship can improve accessibility for people with disabilities.
Jesus’ Re-Shaping of a Post-Pandemic Church
So, now what?
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?
Churches: Don’t Get Too Comfortable Online
Digital worship is a necessary stopgap under pandemic conditions. But in the long run, in-person fellowship is indispensable.
Does Stay-in-Your-Car Worship Comply with Stay-at-Home Orders?
Church, state, and health officials across the country disagree about drive-in services.
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.
Are Church Services Considered ‘Essential’? Depends Where You Live
Several states are offering religious exemptions to restrictions around public gatherings.
Churches Reconsider Drive-In Worship
Faced with COVID-19 quarantines and new rules for social distancing, some pastors are serious about reviving the 1950s fad.
The Question is "Why?"
Half of US Churches Now Enlist Armed Security
Survey: Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Baptist churches are most likely to have church volunteers carry guns.
US Religion Census Maps Changing Churches, Declining DenominationsSubscriber Access Only
The 2020 project shows shifting complexity of organized religion.
Solar Light of the World: Evangelicals Launch Global Clean Energy Campaign
The initiative aims to convert 1 in 5 WEA churches and institutions to renewable power by 2025.
The New Math of Church Mergers
An option once seen as a failed strategy is now giving many congregations a new lease on life.
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.

Top Story August 4, 2020

N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Practical
N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Relentlessly Practical
We can’t know for sure why it’s happening or how to stop it. But Scripture calls us to grieve with God’s Spirit and get to work serving others.

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