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?"
The church world tends to bash programs. But if kept in proper perspective, they add much value to the life of the church! How do they contribute to the life of your church?
The church has been quick to honor America's veterans. But we have our own veterans who are serving and suffering to advance the gospel. Whom should we honor?