How Do You Cultivate Lay Leadership?

by Timothy Siburg
You might often hear the term "lay leadership" every once and awhile in church and ministry areas of thought. Many people describe this differently. The description that I prefer… read more

Sometimes We Get It Right: The Aldersgate Covenant

by David F. Watson
Last weekend I attended the Aldersgate Covenant meeting at the Church of the Resurrection. At this gathering, I think I finally learned what holy conferencing should be. We… read more

The Growing Season

by Dave Barnhart
Today, people eat locally for a variety of reasons: to support local growers, to choose healthier options, or to reduce their impact on the environment. These are all lifestyle… read more

Why Get Up at All: Part 1

by Ed Zinkiewicz
Why do you get up in the morning? I thought it might be important to paint a backdrop for the topics and concerns I write about on Ministry Matters. This is the first of a three… read more

Review: Attract Families to Your Church and Keep Them Coming Back

by Stephanie Dunn
As someone who is currently in their fifth year serving the local church as a Minister to Children and Families, it seems like the only thing that I can say with complete… read more

Why Are So Many Churches Empty? The Importance of In-Depth Bible Study for a Congregation

by Shane Stanford
An article in a church growth magazine asked, “Why are so many churches empty?” The writer answered the question with the typical responses, including the need for… read more
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