Little royals: What to do with those candy canes at church?
How Churches Can Pray More Effectively
We cover seven points regarding prayer in the local church including how best to incorporate prayer into worship services.
Why You Shouldn’t Give Up On the Church
I grew up in the Church. No really, I grew up in the church. As a pastor’s kid, I spent countless hours in church and doing church activities. I am a church native and familiar with all its quirks and cultural oddities, with all its strengths and all its failings. As the son of prominent evangelic
I Don’t Like Going to Church. Why Should I Keep Attending?
Eddie, My name is Lily, I’m 29, single and a Christian. Moment of vulnerability here: I don’t like going to church. I used to like going and got SO much out of it, but now, not so much. My question is: Why should I keep attending? Thanks for answering. Lily Lily, Your vulnerability is going to
The United Methodist Church
The people of The United Methodist Church are putting our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
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
Why Google and BuzzFeed Need the Church
When big corporations make big moral decisions, where is the church’s voice?
Why Do Churches Focus So Much On Families?
In an era of evangelicalism where there are church ministries built around the idea of “family,” marriage has become the focus of countless books and sermons and “family friendly” entertainment has become synonymous with “Christian” entertainment, is there a risk of distorting what the biblical inte
How the Church Should Talk About Sex
There are no lack of posts these days about how the Church has misled entire generations when it comes to sex. It is a stark example of the best of intentions gone wrong. What began as a reaction to an increasingly sex-obsessed culture has unraveled into an avoidance of the obvious (at best) or a gu
Go Big or Go Home: How "Big" Has Invaded the Church
Is our obsession with big churches rooted in mission our just our desire for “big”?
Living Architecture: 100-Seat Church Made of Real Trees
This amazing church in New Zealand was crafted from dozens of living trees, which will form into a strong natural structure as they continue to grow.
How Churches Can Leverage Social Media — Jess Creatives
It’s easy for businesses and entrepreneurs to understand (or learn) why they should be on social media – showcase their products, launch a new service, and of course, grow an audience. You probably see articles everyday about top 10 reasons to do _____, and five best ways to do ______, etc. But, what about churches? …
Just before Easter, blaze destroys church across from fire department, NC cops say
A day before Easter, the Leventon Chapel Free Will Baptist Church was destroyed by a fire being investigated by NC officials. The blaze was across the street from the Bull Head Volunteer Fire Department.
How the Church Can Get Millennials Back
Why the Church Struggles with Confirmation
When children are in their early elementary school years, their minds are actually at the peak time for easy rote memorization. And yet, many Protestant churches begin formal confirmation instruction years after this formative period. What are the effects of this lapse in time? Too often, young teens fall away from their church after confirmation—a(...)
How to attract millennials to your church
How can your church help millennials see the value in church as a way to grow closer to God?
Iowa: 'Some' churches must comply with transgender bathroom laws
Is a church a place of public accommodation and if so – are congregations required to follow anti-discrimination laws regarding gender and sexual orientation?
How Skipping Church Affects Our Children
In a Q&A, Carl Trueman was asked about why churches today are losing their young people. Typical answers to this question range from things like the temptations of this world or the irrelevance…
How Can The Church Thrive In A Non-Christian World?
If our churches have to be a little more uncomfortable to us insiders in order to reach even one lost soul for Christ, that’s a sacrifice we should all be willing to make.