Violence at Churches in 2017
The most violent year for faith-based organizations in the United States.
Violence at Churches in 2017. The most violent year for faith-based organizations in the United States. Carl Chinn. Image: Jaromir Chalabala / EyeEm / Getty Images.
5 Ways to Protect Your Church
How to implement thorough policies and procedures.
Don't overlook domestic violence. The most common active shooter scenarios on church campuses involve a spillover of domestic violence. Thus the
Pastoring the Victims of #MeToo
Four steps your church can take to minister well
harassment or assault. And more than 2 million American women were victims of domestic violence across 18 states between 1998 and 2002. Experts estimate
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer. In 1996, the city tallied 26—three times the national average. Aurora was reeling from the violence. But then the murders stopped.
The Changing Face of the Executive Pastor Role
A longtime XP discusses what is changing for a position once limited to large churches.
Pastors. Most pastors are gifted to serve spiritual needs but often lack business savvy. Violence. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble [θλῖψις]” (John 16:33).
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
The Year of Fear. How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory? Marshall 1. Recurring Violence. "I
That Discussion You’re Dreading Is a Ministry Opportunity
How to dive into crucial conversations without clamming up or lashing out.
We either clam up (silence) or we lash out (violence). If we respond in silence, we tend to mask, avoid, and withdraw. If we respond in violence, we seek to control, label, and attack.
The Power of Women Helping Each Other
Follow the example of Harriet Tubman.
Going Back to Help Others. I have several friends and partners in ministry who by the grace of God have been delivered from a lifestyle of substance abuse and violence.
What It Means to Burn Down a Black Church
Exploring the relentless tradition of arson in the US.
Some 60 years ago, the burning of black churches was a common form of racial violence; according to civil rights historian Taylor Branch, at the height of the civil rights movement, a