Let the Foster and Adopted Children Come to Me
Families of vulnerable children often feel unwelcome in their own churches. Here are five ways to change that.
to support and pray for cross-cultural mission work, the needs of vulnerable children should form a significant part of our prayer lives. Consider reaching out to your local child welfare
God’s Crowdsource in East Harlem
This church is building relationships and contributing to economic shalom by supporting local businesses.
God's Crowdsource in East Harlem. This church is building relationships and contributing to economic shalom by supporting local businesses. José Humphreys.
6 Ways to Lead Your Church Well in 2018
How to raise up new leaders, cast vision, and plan for the new year.
In the meantime, they are deeply shaped by their involvement in the local church they should be measurable in some way and should be clearly connected to the vision or mission of the
Straight to the Source
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves.
husband's mission put out a book called Pathways Bible Study Method, which gave me a helpful framework as I started to look for ways to make this idea transferrable in my local church
Why Taking Minutes Is a “Must”
Here are 4 reasons to take thorough, accurate minutes at your meetings.
a sufficient number of members present, and took lawful action related to your mission is key For nearly 15 years, she has used her expertise to help local, regional, and national clients
5 Creative Alternatives to Trunk-or-Treat
Don’t be scared of Halloween. Seize the (holi) day!
My local church hosts a popular “Come and See” event in the form of a family worship night, with a trunk-or-treat—which brings traditional trick-or-treating to a parking lot where kids go
6 Symptoms of Church Ministry Silos
And ways to help cure this type of disunity.
Allowing each ministry to develop its own values, vision, or mission statements fuels silo thinking Paul has more than 20 years experience serving in the local church, the last 15 of which
10 Essentials for a Successful Outdoor Event
Don’t let weather, logistics, or Egyptian plagues keep you from taking your service outside.
money for local refugee ministries. We try to devote a large percentage, of not all, of the offering to that organization. This allowed us to highlight that ministry's name and mission in front
Feed the Flock
A food-service ministry can be a great way to reach people.
A late breakfast at a local country club? Locals with little interest in a worship service often will show up to help with local community events held at the church.
Eugene Cho: Why I Am Stepping Down as Pastor of Quest Church
“I don’t feel burned out, but I am realizing my limitations.”
While we honor and love our local church, ultimately we need a theology of the greater kingdom. I want it to grow deeper in mission and more robust in the theology of the whole gospel
Subtle Discrimination in Churches
Who are you unintentionally leaving out?
She also regularly volunteered in the local prison. it establishes clear expectations, helps keep track of and care for people, and creates a unified body with a clearly defined mission.
What Your Ministry is Really About
God’s people in God’s presence.
This is one of the ways the local church experiences the sort of mission drift that kills its future. Pastors, elders, and various members of the congregation
How a Small Congregation Fed 145,000 People
God is using 124 people from this historic congregation to support a big ministry.
Then in 2000, Raymie Malloy took on leadership of the church's Social, Mission, and Outreach The pantry also gets volunteers from other local churches that don't have food pantries.