An unregistered or "house church" in China that has been the object of the government's persecution has suffered another blow. An overnight raid of members' and leaders' houses left many arrested.
According to some estimates, anywhere from 4,000 to 7,000 local congregations die each year. Leadership Journal maintains that 340,000 churches in America have plateaued, are declining or are on the verge of death.
On November 28, 2018, Christian musician Natalie Grant testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of sex trafficking.
Most of those who are looking to re-shape their organizations or leadership teams are doing so because they most likely want to change their culture, all in hopes of reaching a new group of people.
Some churches will meet and exceed their budgets this year. But there are far more churches (maybe yours?) who will “just get by” or who won’t reach their church budget this year.
Jonathan Pokluda leads a group of 3,500 millennials in Dallas, Texas. His best tip for discipling this age group: Don't lower the bar.
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson discusses the lessons she learned during her service in the military about mentorship and uniting under a common mission. She sees many crossovers between her military training and discipleship in the church.
Gavin Rogers serves as an associate pastor of Travis Park United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. Pastor Roger's ministerial work concerns itself with helping...
Lysa Terkeurst faced a major blow to her marriage and two life-threatening illnesses in a relatively short amount of time. She shares how she managed to keep faith in God and keep leading even while her personal life was being severely shaken.
“I don’t think privilege in and of itself is the problem. I think the poor stewardship of privilege is the problem," Bryan Loritts says.
Alan Briggs discusses how pastors and other church leaders can manage expectations—both internal and external—in order to avoid "pastor overwhelm."
When Pastor Corey Nelson took over a pastorate in a very rough neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky, he didn't expect to transform it into a church for children. But that is exactly what God had in mind to help the neighborhood.
'Tis the season to bless your pastor! These pastor gift ideas are sure to please.