Wednesday August 8, 2012
It’s time to crank up the new season. As the new church year approaches, church leaders begin to roll out varied efforts to entice the unchurched to fill the pews. Churches across the country use all kinds of back-to-church lures: special events, comedy concerts, giveaways, fish frys, and creative advertising.
Wednesday August 1, 2012
This summer’s big regional youth conference has been cancelled. Because of tunes. The leader of the denominational office notified all the churches in the region that he decided to pull the plug. The reason? ...
Wednesday July 25, 2012
Where will you be in 10 years? in 20 years? If you’re involved in a church, it may look quite different from what you’re accustomed to today. The church in America is currently shuddering under unprecedented societal change.
Wednesday July 18, 2012
A friend visited the large, famous church on a typical Sunday. The worship band performed with precision. The lighting and fog effects were state of the art. The pastor presented a polished sermon amidst specially built staging.
Wednesday July 11, 2012
Last weekend most people in America avoided church. And, a sizable portion of those who did make it to church wished they were somewhere else. But why?