It is a weekly reality for me. A pastor or church leader will call me asking me who I know that could be a...
The United Methodist Church employs an itinerant system for its clergy, moving them every few years to a new congregation. John Murdock posits that the UM appointment system is one of the cuts slowly bleeding to death a once vigorous spiritual and cultural bulwark.
How can a church grow in diversity? Talbot Davis shares insight on how churches can become diverse by understanding cause and effect in terms of the goal of the church. He also includes 5 ways we can encourage diversity in a church.
Most parents make the assumption that when their child attends their church’s youth program they are going to be surrounded by godly people, be equipped as a disciple of Christ, and be in a Christ centered environment. In today's article, Jake Andrews shares 4 things that must be in place to ensure that happens.
Do you wonder how you can create an environment of welcome for children and families? Rebecca Rutherford shares 7 tips for making others feel like they belong.
The question of a woman’s role in ministry is a pressing concern for today’s church. It is paramount first, because of our need for...
Obviously, giving a speech and preaching are two different things. But, it can be hard to decide which one is appropriate for a given situation. Leanne Hadley shares some truths about how we should speak at an event to make an impact without getting too "preachy."
Growing a choir requires a lot of hard work, dedication and preparation. But the end result? It’s beautiful music to the ears! In today's article, Mary Crowson shares 5 tips for growing a church choir.
What are the problems and dangers facing the 21st century church? Josh McNall shares four challenges he believes today's church needs to address.
Each Advent season, God invites us anew to reflect on the beauty of the incarnation—the mysterious act of the Word becoming flesh and dwelling among us. Jonathan Andersen offers 14 Christmas sermon illustrations to help us contemplate Christmas, complete a sermon, or come close to the feet of Jesus in worship.