Christian & Hopeful make it to Immanuel's Land. But they aren't at the Celestial City yet! The shepherds warn them against losing focus this late in their pilgrimage. How can we set our people's sights on heaven?
Have you heard that millennials are leaving the church? It's true. Young people are looking for a meaningful faith experience. If they can't find it at your church, they'll go somewhere else.
Many denominations ordain women as pastors. Some churches cling tightly to a male model of leadership. Deborah challenges us to broaden our thinking. Are women capable of effectively leading God's people?
We tend to make the holiday season about us. We celebrate that God is "with us" in the midst of our self-inflicted, first-world problems. Meanwhile, Christians in other countries suffer persecution. Why not kick off the holidays by praying for them?
Churches love teaching the Bible. But are we actually putting it into practice? Here are a few ideas to get your church actively engaging with the Bible.