Why Do People Go To Church?
If you were asked that question, how would you answer and how long would you need to think about it?
Why So Many Young Adults Went Missing
In the last several decades a critical balance shifted in the United States. While the majority of Americans still consider themselves Christian, less than half are churched.
How Motivations for Church Life Changed
See how traditional church cultures motivated their congregations by meeting basic needs compared to the need for love, joy, peace and hope that Americans today are seeking in modern churches.
The Crumbling Sacred Canopy
The old church institutions provided what sociologist Peter Berger called the “sacred canopy” for living. Current institutions are crumbling and today children raised on evolutionary theory no longer see human life as special, let alone sacred.
Look to the Spirit for Spiritual Energy
A good way for a traditional church to regain spiritual energy is to focus more on how the Holy Spirit energizes Christian fellowships. Read my latest blog for a fresh perspective on what Jesus teaches about his Spirit and how Paul explains the role of the Spirit in Christian church life.
Why Do Some Churches Grow While Others Decline
Significant church growth is a special providential blessing of God. When it happens, leaders need to run like mad to accommodate future growth, which of course is not guaranteed.
Their End is Practically in Sight
The decline of mainline Protestant congregations has been going on for forty years. What do you think they can do for a brighter future?
Re-Discover the Forgotten Gospel
During the Reformation, the forgotten Gospel of salvation by grace was re-discovered, and it was established that we are justified by grace through faith and the gates of heaven are open to all believers.
What’s the Level of Spiritual Energy in Your Congregation?
The Spirit changes how believers think and what motivates them. What does that look like in believers’ lives? The role of “fellows” in a congregation is to share their experiences of the Spirit’s work in their personal lives.
When Churches Wither, Turn to Christ’s Spirit for New Energy
The “good old days” ended about fifty years ago for traditional mainline church bodies. The great church-related social change of our present time is a shift away from traditional mainline churches to non-denominational community ones.
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