ReImagining Generosity: Reshaping the Conversation on Stewardship, Giving & Generosity

By Jack Alexander
How many people, when asked for impressions of Bible-believing Christians, would choose words like “generous” and “compassionate” and… read more

Street Smarts for Pastors

By John Flowers
When folks come by the church office requesting assistance, how do we know if they are truly needy or simply trying to pull a scam? There are a few simple rules to help you help… read more

Getting Counting Wrong - and Right

By Jorge Acevedo
Many in my denomination are in uproar over the recommendations that every one of the more than 32,000 United Methodist churches in America measure vitality for at least the next… read more

Two Essentials for More Effective Announcements

By Jessica Miller Kelley
It’s great when an event announcement leaves people wanting more. But it’s not so great when the “more” they are wanting is basic information like when and … read more

Improve Your Communication: Q&A with Kem Meyer

By Kem Meyer
Your church has a valuable message to share. But before people in the congregation or community encounter that message, they encounter you. What are you saying? How are you… read more

Statistics in Worship?

By Alex Joyner
Enough statistics ABOUT worship; how about statistics IN worship? Sound crazy? Maybe. But maybe not. At a recent chaotic and unfocused council meeting, my associate pastor Peter… read more