How Churches Can Support Busy Working Parents This Fall

  In the past few decades, the typical employment pattern in families changed. While 41 percent of mothers with a working husband were considered “stay-at-home moms” in 1970, that number dropped to 20 percent by 2012.   But what hasn’t changed? Parents of both genders, whether or not they work full-time, need support as they … Continue reading How Churches Can Support Busy Working Parents This Fall

Practical Ways to Prioritize Prayer in Your Church

It is essential for every believer to have a prayer life. Prayer is our communication with God, and its vitality is expressed numerous times throughout His word. Prioritizing prayer means prioritizing our relationship with God. Even Jesus, our model for living, made prayer a daily habit, in which He often ventured off alone to a … Continue reading Practical Ways to Prioritize Prayer in Your Church

Ditching Digital: Why Using Screens in Church Is Backfiring

In his book Revenge of the Analog, David Sax makes the case that good old-fashioned analog products aren't going anywhere any time soon. And it isn’t just hipsters––with their love of vinyl and Polaroids––propping up the market for old-school stuff. His research, and the research of many others, points to something more fundamental: humans like … Continue reading Ditching Digital: Why Using Screens in Church Is Backfiring

How to Match Church Volunteers to the Right Ministry

For many people, the new year means new beginnings and opportunities. For many churches, it’s a time to refocus on outreach goals and ministry growth. Regardless of church size, volunteers are always working behind the scenes to make sure ministries are running smoothly and productively, and everyone benefits when these volunteers are in a position … Continue reading How to Match Church Volunteers to the Right Ministry