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Evangelical churches are embracing liturgy to make the megachurch more personal

Step into a worship service at Epiphany Church in Lower Greenville on a Sunday morning and you'll smell incense, see candles and hear ancient prayers …

Religion

YouVersion Bible App to Reach 300 Million Downloads by End of 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As 2017 comes to a close, the YouVersion Bible App is closing in on a milestone: 300 million …

10 Mistakes Churches Make at Christmastime

<i>By Jonathan Howe</i><p>Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. Some would even say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. While it still has its …

Christmas

How Old Are America’s Pastors? - Facts & Trends

<i>By Aaron Earls</i><p>As the average pastor grows older in America, churches say they are struggling to find young Christians who want to become future …

Determine

How Big Data Can Help Your Church Better Fulfill Your Mission | Leadership Network

<b>See below for the most important webinar you’ll attend this year.</b><p>Nehemiah asked his brother for two key data points after his brother returned from …

Predictive Analytics

Turkey dinner for 45,000? Tradition with heart hits 25-year milestone

PALM BEACH GARDENS —<p>The numbers are staggering: 4,000 volunteers making 45,000 Thanksgiving meals in a matter of days in a vacant field behind a …

Mashed

Eight Ways Churches Can Leverage the Ubiquity of Smartphones

<i>By Jonathan Howe</i><p>In 2011, smartphones were almost a novelty. Just 35% of American adults had one. That number has more than doubled in the past six …

6 Dirty Secrets about Multisite Churches That (Almost) No-one is Talking About

Subscribe: Android | RSS | More<p>Is your church considering going multisite? <b>It would seem like every church leader I talk with is wrestling with this</b> …

How the Country’s Largest White Presbyterian Church Became Multiethnic

Craig Strickland planted Hope Church—the largest white Presbyterian congregation in America with about 6,600 weekly attendees—back before church …

Faith

Not your typical Sunday services: Clarence church puts opioid crisis front and center

It lasted only about 15 minutes, but the short film during the Sunday church service was still gut-wrenching and emotional for Samantha Bell.<p>The …

The Seven Deadly Sins of Pastoral Ministry

We are all tempted to believe lies about our identities that shape our daily lives. As Dayton Hartman puts it, “Our hearts, apart from God’s …

Iron Chef

‘The only white kid in the black Gospel choir’ presides over more diverse Elevation

As an African-American growing up in New York, Darnell Jonas spent his Sundays in pews at predominantly black churches. “They were always either 100 …

Charlotte

Josh Whitehead on Portable Instead of Permanent for Your Next Campus - unSeminary

Welcome, everyone, to this week’s edition of the unSeminary podcast. I’m happy to have <b>Dr. Josh Whitehead</b> with us today. He’s the executive pastor of</b> …

Portable

8 Reasons the Church Is the Greatest Force On Earth

The Church is the most magnificent concept ever created. It has survived persistent abuse, horrifying persecution, and widespread neglect. Yet …

Jesus

We Can Be Hopeful for Houston: The Church Is There

Written by: Trevin WaxI just watched a video from my cousin who was canoeing down the streets of his brother-in-law's neighborhood, his paddles …

Evangelical Christianity

Five New Reasons Why You DO Want to Launch that New Church or Campus

<i>Click the thumbnail of the image to be taken to the full-size infographic.</i>By Warren Bird, Ph.D.What did leaders from more than 1,500 new churches or …

Jesus

American Churches Have a Better Reputation Than Higher Ed or the Media

Institutional trust continues to decline in surveys, but religious organizations still rank high. While Americans’ confidence in various institutions …

Pew Research Center

Dispelling the 80 Percent Myth of Declining Churches

Buckle your seat belts.Over the next several posts, I will be sharing with you the results of an incredible research project on 1,000 churches. At …

Religion

Life Story: Christopher Nelson

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — The longtime leader of a Twin Cities church is remembered as man who was a mentor and a teacher.<p>Christopher Nelson served as the …

Minnesota

Ginghamburg’s lead pastor steps down from pulpit

TIPP CITY — For nearly 40 years, Rev. Mike Slaughter led the growth of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church from a tiny country church to a …

Five Leadership Axioms That Shape Your Ministry

Healthy leaders make for healthy organizations. 1. Value People More Than TasksThis first leadership axiom is one that I will occasionally just put …

Leadership

Kay Warren: ‘We Were in Marital Hell’

Through God’s work in our lives, we’ve beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union. I’ve always been a church girl. …

Faith

Why Warmth Is the Underappreciated Skill Leaders Need

When it comes to success in leadership, there has never been just one playbook. Some leaders are extroverts, natural mentors, and charismatic …

Kellogg School

The Type of Leaders a Small Town Church Needs

Lessons from a Small Town Pastor A pastor or church planter in a small town who wants to make a long-lasting impact on the community will need a …

Leadership

The 400 Gathering | Leadership Network

Hear from thought leaders and practitioners who have worked in and with the world’s most influential churches and companies.<p>Craig Groeschel<p>Founding …

Yahoo

Businessman/pastor brings together ping-pong and church to build a God-shaped community in Detroit

<i>Editor’s note: Please scroll down to view video of Diallo and Jameel Smith.</i><p>Diallo Smith is a businessman and entrepreneur. He’s also a pastor with an …

21st Century

Multicultural churches are addressing racial divides in Trump’s America

“Racism is ultimately a spiritual problem. You can’t educate that out of people. You can’t legislate that out of people.”<p>As widespread reports of …

Racism