By Steve Smith on Mar 25, 2017
True friendship and community must be reciprocal.
By Todd Hiestand on Feb 25, 2013
"One of the most individual things done in churches these days is preaching." (And that's not a good thing.)
By John Gilman Ii on Jun 16, 2016
Before kids, life was simpler, but it was a lot less fun. After kids, things get crazy. Everything takes more time, and you wonder what you did before the little ones were around. Going places with your kids becomes an adventure. You pack up everything you’ll need and some things you won’t. You make sure everyone’s eaten and used the restroom, even though you know they’ll be hungry and have to go again when you get there.
By Lisa Eifert on Jul 11, 2016
What strikes simultaneous fear and joy in the hearts of church staff and volunteers this time of year? Yep, you guessed it, Vacation Bible School (VBS). Anyone who has been a part of planning VBS knows the vast amount of time, resources and imagination that go into making these events memorable experiences for kids.
By Lisa Eifert on Jul 16, 2016
Getting kids to VBS is big step. It’s a great way to help kids during the vulnerable summer months and introduce new families to your church. Communication and promotion are key steps to ensuring your church reaches as many kids as possible. There’s a lot that can be done to promote it so remember to call on your teens and a powerful group message service like One Call Now.
By Jonathan Watson on Mar 2, 2016
With wars, terrorism, natural disasters, and persecution it can be easy for the church to batten down the hatches. But what has Jesus called us to do during this times? During times of tragedy, the Church's witness can be stronger than ever.
By Karl Vaters on Mar 29, 2017
How can we reach our communities if they have no idea we love them? And how will they know we love them if we don’t work alongside them?
By Perry Noble on Jun 13, 2011
"I honestly believe I’ve got the best idea ever for a sermon series in your church…one that will lead to breakthroughs, one that will be talked about until Jesus comes back."
By Larry Moyer on Jul 11, 2013
Not everyone will tell you how they feel about your preaching. Larry Moyer offers three popular frustrations about preaching that people often keep to themselves.
By Peter Mead on May 1, 2018
Does your sermon keep building momentum as you progress or does it stall out in the middle or end? Peter Mead offers encouragement for preachers to avoid the common pitfalls to message momentum.
By James Davis on Nov 15, 2010
James O. Davis shares powerful principles from the life and ministry of the great preacher, Dr. Adrian Rogers.
By Tyler Scarlett on May 5, 2018
If you lose your congregation at the beginning, you will have to work twice as hard to get them back by the end. Why not give your message the best possible chance to connect with people at the outset?
By Peter Mead on May 7, 2018
The challenge with criticism is to sort it through and preach for our audience of One, yet with a loving sensitivity to the many who sit and listen.
By Mark Mohler on Sep 26, 2011
Sermons are not made for paper; they are made for people. We should listen before we preach.
By Peter Mead on Jun 27, 2018
It's important to think about what to include in your sermon, but it's probably just as important to carefully decide what to exclude. Learn how (and where) to trim your sermon down with these tips from Peter Mead.