Churches Need Partners

Churches Need Partners

In a recent e-newsletter from Alban at Duke Divinity, editor Prince Rivers writes this: “During the heyday of American Christendom, you might have been able to make the case that congregations did a decent job of carrying out their mission without much...
Loving through failure

Loving through failure

Churches go through life cycles. They grow; they decline. They are started, and they close. Sometimes, following the life of the church is similar to following your favorite sports team where we are asked to support it even when it disappoints us. In this article in...
8 Strategies for Reaching and Developing Gen Z

8 Strategies for Reaching and Developing Gen Z

If your church is lucky enough to have Gen Z (folks roughly between the ages 10 – 27 in 2024), you or people in your church might not see them as leaders just yet. But the only way to make leaders is to invest time and trust into their development. In this...
The Church Isn’t Dying. It’s Being Remade.

The Church Isn’t Dying. It’s Being Remade.

At a conference a few months ago, I heard a pastor say matter-of-factly, in response to a question about attendance decline, “We have been due for a reformation. It happens about every 500 years.” This may sound silly, but there is some truth to it....