"We shouldn’t forget that the Reformers relied heavily on the early church, especially the work of Augustine."
Why Church Leaders Should Read (and Teach) the Bible as Literature
God’s Word is alive, revealing our hearts and directing how we live, but it is also literature. And understanding that can help us understand the Bible.
Dear Young Adults: 6 Reasons Why You Need the Church
Fr. Michael Cummins offers 6 compelling reasons for young people to return to life in the Church.
Bob McCarty Talks about Why Youths and Young Adults Leave the Catholic Church
Bob McCarty is a pastoral ministry consultant and trainer and has been in professional ministry since 1973, serving in parish, school, diocesan, and national settings. He offers retreats, workshops…
'Pastor Stanley's Words Are Dangerous': Messianic Believers Say 2nd Biggest US Church Should NOT...
A trio of Messianic Jewish leaders in the Atlanta area is the latest to publicly sound alarms concerning the "replacement theology" teachings about Christians and the Old Testament by Andy Stanley, pastor of North Point, the nation's second largest church.
What the ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’ Says About Young Adults in Your Church
More people in their 20s reported feeling lonely “often” or “very often” than those over 75.
A family of compassion: How one church created community for adults with disabilities
David's Promise, a ministry of Jackson, Michigan, First Church of the Nazarene, seeks to create a place where people with disabilities can be a part of ministry, farming the land together, living in community, and taking care of one another.
What Happens when Churches Read Together
We need to read the Bible, certainly—but also history, literature, current events, and everything else under the sun.
How F1 champion Hamilton is trying to save the world
Lewis Hamilton has outlined in detail how he has tried to become more environmentally friendly and how he hopes to encourage Formula 1 and others to do the same. The five-time world champion recently wrote an impassioned series of posts on his Instagram page in which he said the state of the planet left him feeling like "giving up on everything" and that the "extinction of our race is becoming more and more likely as we overuse our resources". Hamilton, who has more…
Five Ways We Learn by Teaching in the Church
By Dave Schroeder I am not a teacher. I am not a PhD. I do not have an MDiv. Yet, I have yearned to achieve each of those things but have not felt called by God to seriously pursue them. In my head, it is a constant debate of man’s glory and God’s glory. Despite life not guiding me in those ways, my desire to influence and teach has never gone away regardless of what label is on it. I am a child…
10 NEW BOOKS FOR CHURCH LEADERS ABOUT WORSHIP, OUTREACH, CONGREGATIONAL LIFE, and MORE on sale...
Sometimes, as in last week's BookNotes, I try to tell you a bit about the authors of a particular book, explaining why their past work remains important, and why a new book (in that case, Beyond the Modern Age: An Archeology of Contemporary Culture by Bob Goudzwaard & Craig Bartholomew) is so very urgent. I do my best to explain about it in some detail, making a case that at least some of our readers should purchase it right away. Such reviews are…
4 Ways to Improve Your Church Website
"You've got to remember that your website is the front door to your church."
5 Effective Ways to Convince a Church Guest to Return
We want to communicate to guests: “We love you. We love God and people made in His image. And we want to meet you with that love in the place where you are.”
How I Wrote This: AJR Break Down Their Single ‘100 Bad Days’
How a single line on a cellphone, Wii Tennis and a tiny home studio gave birth to the leadoff single from AJR’s new LP ‘Neotheater’
3 Ways to Welcome Single Adults to Your Church
How did this happen? One minute you were grabbing a quick coffee and chatting with the first-time guest next to you. The next minute, the Lord is clearly leading you to go beyond a quick “he…
The Five Most Common Ways Churches Guide New Believers
It’s one of the most common questions we get at Church Answers. What resources or approaches do you use for new believers?
Four Ways to Love a Disappointing Church
When your local church begins to look unexceptional, it’s usually time to put away comparisons, settle in, and love the church you’re with.
10 ways to revitalize the Catholic Church
September 10, 2013 by I. Michael Bellafiore. (Andrew Medichini/AP ) Reform is afoot in the Vatican. Pope Francis has tightened the reins on the Vatican bank, worked through a grueling visit to Brazil,
What is a Church?
Mesa Karate, Mesa Martial Arts, Gilbert Karate, Gilbert Martial Arts for Kids and Adults
Of all the benefits karate can bring to your life, I believe leadership is at the top of the list. If you think about it, all of our life skills (such as discipline, respect, courtesy, goal-setting, honor, etc.) combine into a super-life skill called leadership. And the best thing about these skills is that they more »