We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
Ten Reasons Why Many Churches Aren’t Evangelistic (Update)
So what are most of our churches in North America communicating to the world with our self-centeredness and lack of evangelistic fervor? It’s simple...
How Many Smaller Churches Can Keep Their Doors Open
By: Dennis BickersMany smaller churches face a troubling future. Unless these congregations are willing to make significant changes, their death is almost inevitable.
What to do when your church changes
These days in my retirement ministry, most of the churches where I’m invited to preach have these things in common… –Almost no man wears a necktie or suit. –On the platform you find all kinds of musical instruments. –Huge screens are mounted on the front walls, where the words of songs and scripture are projected. –Many people in the congregation read Scripture from their phones. –Worship leaders are often wearing jeans and sneakers. –In the announcements, you hear of mission trips to foreign countries, regardless of the size of the church. –Fewer and fewer hymns are being sung, and when the old ones are brought out, they’re given new treatments. Mostly, though, what’s being sung in worship was written in the past 10 or 12 years. –Churches announce on their outside signs “blended”…
Sermon from Sunday, June 2, 2019
The sermon from Sunday, June 2, 2019, given by Pastor Angela Khabeb, can be heard by clicking here.
Why Homosexuality Is Not Like Other Sins
Homosexuality is not the only sin prohibited in the Bible, but it is different from all the rest, at least right now. And we have really good news for homosexuals.
Pope meets top leaders of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis welcomed top officials of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Vatican the day before the officials …
What Would Happen if the Church Tithed?
The church of today is not great at at giving. This isn’t exactly news. But it is a statistical fact: - Tithers make up only 10-25 percent of a normal congregation. - Only 5 percent of the U.S. tithes, with 80 percent of Americans only giving 2 percent of their income. - Christians are only
What Does the Bible Say About Drinking Wine?
Read John 2:9. When is it permissible to have a drink?
Tips for Developing Church Leadership
Starting a new church, but short on leaders? A few years ago, we interviewed a number of Greater Boston’s church planters to ask how they were developing new leaders for their churches. Here are some of their tips for raising new leaders.