Is Christianity Dying? Christianity is dying. At least, that’s what major newspapers are telling us today , culling research from a new Pew Center study on what almost all sociologists are observing these days—the number of Americans who identify as Christians has reached an all-time low, and is falling. I think this is perhaps bad news for America, but it is good news...
Author: Russell Moore
Topic: Church and Culture
Learning to be grateful will transform your thoughts, your relationships and your walk with God. This practical guide filled with Scripture and prayers will change your life!
Type: Bible Study
Church leaders want to be good stewards of what is entrusted to them, but each generation has struggled to find an appropriate way to measure their effectiveness. Businesses measure return on investment (ROI), but measuring return on ministry investment (ROM) is much trickier. Here’s a few reasons why: The Inputs Healthy ministry takes more than money and...
Author: Kent Shaffer
Is Jesus welcome at your house? Or are you afraid He'll see the dust bunnies in your life? “Batten down the hatches!” I was happily brushing my molars early one morning when I heard the jingle of the kitchen telephone. Hurriedly spitting out my Crest, I scurried to answer the call. Helen, my mother-in-law, was on the other end, announcing her arrival the next morning for a...
Author: Julie Barrier
King Solomon gives valuable insights into the sin of pride and self-reliance. He also encourages us to enjoy our Heavenly Father's pride in us as His children.
Type: Bible Study
Scripture: Genesis 3:4, Psalm 47:4, Proverbs 3:7, Proverbs 26:12, Isaiah 2:11
Celebration is about spiritually savoring all of who God is, all that He has done. It is all about the joy available to us and the connections we have with others. Celebration is God's promise that pulls us forward and assures us that we have a secure future in Him. We must savor Him and all His gifts with a grateful heart.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Psalm 118:24, Nehemiah 8:9-12, 1 Thessalonians 5:16, Deuteronomy 16, Nehemiah 8:9-11
Working for the Man is a series that gives God's perspective of work, what it means for God to redeem our work and to use us to redeem our places of work, to restore to work what sin took away, to restore to work what God originally intended.
The key to abundant living is to abide in Christ, to drink of His “living water.” Many see life filled with scarcity, stagnation and misery instead of a life with Jesus marked by abundance, transformation and joy. Joy comes from mourning and comforting our hurts, trusting God with our future and living in the present.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: John 2:1-9, John 10:10, John 7:37, John 15:11, Ephesians 2:4-5
We are stewards of all the earthly possessions God has given us -- our mates, children, homes, cars, education, skills and more. Because of His great gifts, we must be pure, vigilant and careful. In the same way, church leaders must care for their flocks understanding that the followers belong ultimately to God.
Scripture: Proverbs 25:26, Proverbs 27:23-24, 1 Peter 5:1, Genesis 15:6
Mary of Bethany truly learns to worship at the feet of Jesus. Mary receives her blessings at His feet, and she lays her burdens at the feet of Jesus. Too often we reverse the process. We must learn to know Jesus while sitting at His feet before we bring our problems to Him.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Luke 10:38-39, John 11:32, John 12:3