There's Something in the Water
How second-generation gender bias makes it difficult for women leaders to thrive
In generations past, it was easy to identify explicit structures and policies that hindered women from obtaining and succeeding in pastoral roles, but in many cases, those overt barriers
Why Smooth Pastoral Transitions Matter More Now Than Ever
In previous generations, the denomination, the church building, and family expectations had such a strong hold that it virtually didn’t matter who the pastor was.
In previous generations, the denomination, the church building, and family expectations had such a strong hold that it virtually didn't matter who the pastor was.
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
This new generation interacts with the world very differently from previous generations, and that has spilled over into how they interact with the Bible.
5 Reasons To Preach ABOUT The Bible, Not Just FROM The Bible
Teaching people how to read and study the Bible is the best way to help them distinguish good teaching from shallow or bad teaching.
The biggest reason for biblical ignorance and misunderstanding in previous generations was lack of access to the Bible and/or good Bible study materials.
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.
7 Ideas for Improving Bible Engagement in Your Church
How to encourage a deeper experience of Scripture.
My neighbor had recently retired. He was moving into a smaller home and cleaning out his possessions. These Bibles had been in his family for a few generations. He wasn't religious.
5 Steps for Disciple Multiplication
A simple tool for apprenticing followers of Christ who can apprentice others.
Tim. 2:2). How many generations of apprenticeship do you see in that verse? Paul exponential impact! Let's live our lives so as to impact at least four generations.”.
The Illusion Of Pastoral Control In A Small Church
If you’re a small church pastor who’s been frustrated with your inability to gain control of the church, stop trying. There's a better way.
Traditions are more firmly established. And if the small church is also in a small town, the complex relationships of the dominant members can go back generations.
Time, Not Money, Is The New Church Commitment Currency
Church giving patterns are changing. Here are 5 ways to get our churches ready for that reality.
They're not less generous than previous generations, they're just less likely to want to pay someone else to do ministry on their behalf. View as Single Page Page:123Next.
Leading Fearlessly in a Changing Culture
Popular blogger and pastor Trevin Wax discusses how a marginalized church can actually be more effective.
The world likes to cast sexual revolutionaries as countercultural people, uninhibited by silly moralistic rules that were forced upon sexuality in previous generations.
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.
2 Major Changes in Churches
Adapting to new trends in giving and trust.
As an example, in my parents' and grandparents' generations there was no faster way to get people to give than to launch a church building program. Not today.
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
4 Assumptions Pastors Can No Longer Make About Church Giving Patterns
While it’s still true that people stop or slow their giving when they’re unhappy, that is no longer the only reason for a drop in giving.
financial downturn. Reaching Younger People: New generations are giving less money than previous generations did. And for different reasons. (You