By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE (BP) – Many Americans found themselves in need as the COVID-19 pandemic caused significant loss of life, medical burdens and business closures. Most say local churches were helpful during this difficult season, but some didn’t see the aid congregations were offering. Nashville-based Lifeway Research found 53 percent of Americans say churches in […]
Only God knows what the “new normal” is going to look like in churches…
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 […]
Bethlehem Church in Bethlehem, Georgia and Cascade Hills Church in Columbus, Georgia are among the 34 Southern Baptist congregations listed with other evangelical churches that are the fastest growing and largest congregations in the nation. GOOGLE IMAGES/Special By Diana Chandler NASHVILLE (BP) — Thirty-four Southern Baptist congregations are among the fastest growing and largest evangelical […]
All of us have room for improvement, and none of us always gets everything right.
“As a pastor, I’m heartbroken for people in our community and our church.”
Seals and Hart, both in their seventies, have traveled the breadth and width of Georgia …
“This is God’s work, beyond what we can think of or do on our own.”
“About 90 percent of the time search committees are open to the training,” Braswell says.