It might be helpful, however, to understand the reasons…
The Church Today
HOUSTON (BP) — Listening to the discussion surrounding the reopening of churches after the COVID-19 shutdown, Steve Bezner could see much of it revolved around a dichotomy of faith versus fear. As Bezner, pastor of Houston Northwest Church, and other church leaders studied the issue from a variety of angles, they began to see it […]
“Governments need to treat churches the same where there is sameness.”
It feels like the pandemic fast forwarded whatever trajectory people were on.
By Thom Rainer There have been volumes written about the church world in a post-pandemic era. There have been webinars and blogs and podcasts and more. Indeed, I am one of those who has joined the chorus of voices sharing my perspectives with local congregations. I have also been looking below the surface to see […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When pastors begin to welcome back their congregations to in-person services, they may want to consider offering them a shorter sermon. Consider a shorter sermon A study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found Protestant pastors’ estimates of their sermon lengths are shorter than the estimates of their congregations. Additionally, more than a quarter […]
This is an unusual year and we will need to think of unusual ways to do ministry.
“… it almost didn’t hit me what was going on.”
“We’re prayerfully cautious, and we are just asking the Lord for wisdom.”