One of the key ways to reach an unchurched audience is through special events. Warren Bird writes: "For church leaders who are trying to crack the code on more effectively reaching younger generations and those not connected to church, my friend Dr. Scott Thumma has published a report with great insights about the impact of special events on these groups. Scott worked...
Author: Warren Bird
The tragic death of any celebrity offers every parent the opportunity to talk to your kids about drugs. Her death is on every television, magazine, and Web site in the country. When something is this widespread, it creates a nice big opportunity for you to address the issue of drugs. You might hear from your kid, as many parents do these days, this idea that smoking weed is...
Author: Kevin Leman
Churches have different strong suits. Each individual fellowship can refocus to prioritize reaching its community for Christ.
Help your congregation to become passionate about sharing their faith. All churches have a focus: teaching, prayer, worship and counseling. However, every church should evangelize.
In many local elementary schools, every few weeks the “Lost and Found” box is emptied out and the contents are scattered down the length of the main hall. Coats, mittens, shoes, sweatshirts, gym clothes, are all laid down and spread out in the hopes that their owners will spot them and take them home. But the scene of all those empty clothes creates an eerie sensation, as if...
Author: Leonard Sweet
The visible glory of God descended, then manifested on the top of Mt. Sinai. As many as six million Israelites heard the audible voice of God speaking to them from the majestic fire. The entire nation quaked and trembled in holy fear. In response, Israel's leaders begged Moses that no further words be spoken to them by God. Moses agreed, then turned and ascended the...
Author: Francis Frangipane
When is the last time you felt alive? I mean, really alive. Free to be the person you have always envisioned and hoped you could be? Free to be the person that you know deep down in your heart you are. If you are feeling less than alive (or if you are wondering, “Do I even have a pulse?!”) then it’s time for a spiritual check-up. Let me explain why. The essence of who...
Author: Margaret Nagib
Global missionaries tell their stories and describe their passion to share the gospel with unreached people. From African jungle pilots to English language schools, these brave evangelists tell the Good News about Jesus Christ.
We must share the Good News of Christ in fresh, relevant ways. Genuineness, and authentic care for others must guide our relationships.
The unbeliever is looking for something deeper and meaningful. He wants to know he matters. Jesus revealed that to reach the seeker we must not crowd people out with dogma and doctrine. We must not be the guardians of morality (the Holy Spirit does that). We must be inclusive and help people with questions to find answers, comfort, love and hope. Preached at Casas Church....
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:1-2, Ecclesiastes 1:12-13, Ecclesiastes 4:7-8, Ecclesiastes 7:15, Mark 11:15-19
Topic: Church and Culture