Needless to say, it was very busy leading up to the 28th day.
By Stephen RummageI have been pastoring and preaching for 28 years, and I’ve spent more than 20 years as a preaching professor. Until very recently, I’ve never really given any thought about how to preach to an empty room. My goal has always been that the church would be as full as we can get […]
… I cannot ever remember this level of response to a health crisis before.
By Ronnie Floyd As the pastor goes, so goes the church. As the church goes, so goes the nation. Pastors have a divine calling upon their lives. In times like these, pastors can speak not only to their church, but to their community, their nation, and even the world. Regardless of the size of the […]
Javier Chavez, pastor of Amistad Cristiana in Gainesville, baptizes a young girl in May of last year in Lake Lanier near Flowery Branch. The joint baptism service with two other churches was so heavily attended that more than 80 people were unable to witness it for lack of parking. AMISTAD CRISTIANA/Special
Church growth writers talk about the bell-shaped curve that characterizes the growth of many churches. The left side of the bell curve is exciting (vision, outreach, growth, etc.), but the right side is challenging (nostalgia, decline, division, etc.).Based on my years of church consulting, here are some markers of churches on the downslope. Every church […]
So many social media platforms exist today. It can be hard to know what platforms are worth our time and what platforms should be ignored. It is almost without question, however, that Facebook is worth a church’s attention as much as any social media platform.A church having a Facebook page really is about as important […]
In recent days, SBC Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd has outlined a clear and compelling vision for Southern Baptists that, I believe, powerfully clarifies what we can and must do together in the next five years. To know Southern Baptists is to know a people who dream big in faith. Dr. Floyd’s vision is exactly what is […]