Christian enjoys a few days at the Palace Beautiful. He finds rest, peace and strength for the next stage of his journey. Why don't we feel this way after attending church? How can the modern church strengthen us on our pilgrimage?
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.
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.
Many churches write a "vision statement." These are useful if we adopt them the right way. We mustn't get so caught up asking, "What is our vision?" that we forget to ask, "What is Jesus' vision for us?"