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4 Things Our Children Will Remember About COVID-19

As our children and grandchildren struggle to grasp the implications of COVID-19, there are a few concrete concepts we can help them with. Read More » The post 4 Things Our Children Will … more

4 Ways to Transition Online Visitors to Future In-Person Attenders

Even as we adapt into online ministry today, we must plan to engage these seekers and new believers in church life tomorrow. Read More » The post 4 Ways to Transition Online Visitors to … more

25 People to Pray for During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Pandemic means “all peoples,” so how do we practically lift up the needs of every person who—in ways great and small—face challenges during this crisis? Read More » The post 25 … more

Why Our Worship and Spiritual Walk Needs Repetition

Anything worth doing requires repetition. As much as I wish I could, I can't exercise just one time and be set for the rest of my life. The same is true for our spiritual life.  Read More … more

Coronavirus Economic Relief Bill to Benefit Pastors and Churches

In addition to the money sent to individuals, the economic relief bill has provisions that may benefit churches and other non-profits. Read More » The post Coronavirus Economic Relief Bill … more

4 Ways Churches Can Help Those Who Battle Depression During a Pandemic

These interruptions in life can spur fear and confusion in anyone. But how do we care for those who were battling depression, even before the pandemic? Read More » The post 4 Ways Churches … more

10 Keys to Pastoring Through a Pandemic

Many of you haven't gathered with your local church recently. This will probably be the new normal for at least a few more weeks. So how do you lead now? Read More » The post 10 Keys to … more

7 Keys to a Strong Offering Time During an Online Service

This season of virtual church is unlike anything we’ve been equipped to lead and the offering is no different. Running the plays of the past won't work. Read More » The post 7 Keys to a … more

Free Faith-Based Content for Kids and Parents Stuck at Home

With kids unexpectedly home from school, have you exhausted all the family-friendly streaming options? Here are some free content and trials that can help. Read More » The post Free … more

Why Every Pastor Needs a Jar of Dirt on Their Desk

A pastor can't love a people without learning to love the place that has shaped them. What we'll find is that when we give ourselves to a people and a place we always get out more than we put … more

8 Tips for Leading a Ministry Team Remotely

COVID-19 has scattered our churches and we're now faced with the task of leading our ministry teams in a completely new and foreign way.  Read More » The post 8 Tips for Leading a Ministry … more

10 Ways to Pray for Your Pastor During the COVID-19 Outbreak

People often see pastors as strong and confident, but we haven't seen anything like what the world is currently experiencing in our lifetimes. Pray for us.  … more

4 Steps to Navigate a Death During a Pandemic

We've walked with people during times of profound grief, but not during a pandemic. We must plan ahead to comfort grieving families and give them hope. Read More » The post 4 Steps to … more

Can Churches Survive an Economic Pause?

How long can churches survive financially in these troubled times? The answer depends on the cash individual churches had on hand and generosity in the days ahead. Read More » The post Can … more

3 Critical Actions to Prepare for a Socially-Distanced Easter Sunday

Facing the prospect of not physically gathering for Easter Sunday is daunting. But we, as Christ's Church, could be poised for our finest hour.  Read More » The post 3 Critical Actions to … more

The Unchecked Characteristic That Will Destroy Your Church

If there's longstanding bitterness between church members, plead with the Lord and with the individuals involved for reconciliation. Read More » The post The Unchecked Characteristic That … more

9 Steps to Prepare Your Benevolence Ministry for the Coronavirus Aftermath

The coronavirus outbreak brings economic challenges, but God could be opening the door to new ministry opportunities through our churches.  … more

4 Ways to Engage Gen Z with the Gospel During a Pandemic

COVID-19 is a defining moment in the lives of Gen Zers. Ministries must make adjustments to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Read More » The post 4 Ways to Engage Gen Z … more

5 Encouragements During These Trying Times

While our normal way of life has come to a halt and the church no longer gathers as usual, here are a few encouragements for pastors to take to heart. Read More » The post 5 Encouragements … more

Several Bible Verses Jump in Online Searches During Coronavirus Outbreak

Both YouVersion, the most popular Bible app, and Bible Gateway, the most popular Bible website, noted specific jumps related to COVID-19. Read More » The post Several Bible Verses Jump in … more
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