5 essentials for the African American church leadership

The African American pastor has a unique role that must be maintained and continue to develop during this period of uncertainty and frustration in our nation.


The most important question to ask when planning a church event

Are you asking the right questions to plan effective and strategic church events?
February 09, 2017   Gerry Lewis

Women ‘central’ to spread of Christianity in Iran

Women play a central role in the underground churches of Iran despite the risk of rejection by their families and imprisonment by police.
February 07, 2017   Anthony Marr

The $10 challenge

How can you take something small and “be faithful with a little” to make Jesus famous?
February 04, 2017   Kris Eldridge

4 ways for pastors to navigate the church through the new America

Protests, riots, bitter hatred, and the intolerance of tolerance—get used to it—it’s the new America.
January 30, 2017   Matthew Fretwell

Over 1,200 Iranians at one Christmas service

Encouraging news about the Iranian church.
January 11, 2017   Anthony Marr

5 ways to stop the decline in your church

Is there any hope for a declining church? Here are some suggestions for change.
December 26, 2016   Thom Rainer

“I came to faith around Christmas. Other Iranians can too.”

Dr. Behrang Masoumi, a member of the Elam Ministries team, training many Iranian believers for ministry, shares his story.
December 24, 2016   Anthony Marr

Do the math this Christmas

In algebra, you may remember those little angles that were used to represent one number being “greater than,” and one representing “lesser than.” They helped me understand what Christmas was all about.
December 22, 2016   Phillip Foster

5 creative ways to be a welcoming church

Do people feel welcomed at your church?
December 21, 2016   Parnell Lovelace, Jr.

No church on Christmas Sunday?

Rather than debate the reasons why some say that there should not be services, I would like to give three reasons why there should be worship services on Christmas Sunday.
December 04, 2016   Parnell Lovelace, Jr.

I'm compelled to yell

How do you respond to tough faith questions?
December 01, 2016  

British evangelist’s teaching series broadcast to Persian-speaking world

Reverend Canon J.John, a popular British evangelist, is having an increasing impact on the Persian-speaking world.
November 27, 2016   Anthony Marr

Accessibility for the poor: Veggies, protein, and the bread of life

If your church wants to welcome poor or working class families, you may want to consider providing meals with your classes and activities.
November 10, 2016   Elizabeth Drury

6 reasons your church members may not seem friendly to guests

It’s one of the biggest lies in churches. Of the thousands of on-site and virtual consultations I have done, it is the most common statement I hear church members make: “We are the friendliest church in town!”
November 09, 2016   Thom Rainer
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