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What These New Catholic Sisters Wish You Knew About Religious Life
"We are human and no more holy than any other person."
Why I am a CBF Baptist
By Heather Burke Well, my knee-jerk response is to say, “The SBC wouldn’t have me.” I’m a woman ordained to the gospel ministry. I don’t like other people telling me who God made me to be. God and …
How to Trust God With Your Decisions and Stop Looking for Neon Signs From Above
Decision making is no fun. Especially when the decisions we’re struggling with could have life changing or drastic repercussions, or at a minimum have lots of pros and cons to consider. That’s why in my Proverbs 31 devotion running today, I shared about being frustrated with having so many important decisions to make, and how I …
How to Keep Millennials Coming to Church
The reality is that fewer and fewer millennials are going to church—but there are some things you can do to help this.
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”…
Exploring Ministry to and With Older Church Members at Inspire 2019
Faith Formation Ministries is excited to present a workshop at Inspire 2019 about faith formation for people age 60 and above.
What’s an Apostolic Christian and why is Kim Davis’ hair so long?
(RNS) — Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Ky., clerk jailed for five days for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, identifies as an Apostolic Christian and attends Solid Rock Apostolic Church.
How a Healthy Church Can Spiral Quickly into Dysfunction
Churches are more like organisms than they are organizations. Of course, organizational management is important in churches. Finances, staff reviews, and operations are among the many management ac…
What You Can Learn From Bible Study at Friendship Baptist Church
How many times do we hear instructions? Think about it; everywhere we turn in our world, we are told to drive a certain way, eat at a certain place, etc… With so many