New Year's Visitors

By Jessica Miller Kelley
New Year's resolutions are a celebration of good intentions. Some we stick with, some we don't, but the goal is always to make changes that we know are good for us, even if they… read more

All Saints Day

By David L. Bone
Martha eagerly looked forward to her DISCIPLE Bible Study group. She found the personal and spiritual dialogue to be the high point of each week. She especially enjoyed being with … read more

Church for the Unaffiliated

By James K. Wellman, Jr.
The American religious landscape is experiencing some fundamental changes. The recent Pew Report highlights findings that question many of the assumptions that previous religious… read more

Jesus Is My Candidate

By Morgan Guyton
A beautiful wind is blowing through the body of Christ in our country right now even as American Christianity seems to be split between a side that's in decline and a side that is … read more

Church Buildings and Sacred Space

By Betsy Hall
We all know the church is more than a building, the church is more than a steeple. Tracey Ford and Gary Everton with EOA Architects understand this in a unique way. I talked with… read more

Spring Breakers, Snowbirds, and Barflies All Worship at the Water

By Jeremy Mount
When speaking to locals about the outreach worship service meeting in our Gulf Coast community's world-renowned bar, the Flora-Bama, it becomes evident that things are not the way … read more

Ministers Matter (the blog tour!)

By Ministry Matters
October is Clergy Appreciation Month, and Ministry Matters is kicking it off with a blog tour celebrating all the unsung heroes of ministry. We've asked some of your favorite… read more

World Communion Sunday Helps

By Robin Knowles Wallace
World Communion Sunday falls on the first Sunday of October, as churches around the world celebrate their oneness in Christ by gathering at the Communion table. For this service… read more

Teaching Grace

By Transformation Information
Whether it takes place quickly—as in a sudden conversion experience—or gradually—as people find nurture in the church—God's grace is the key to… read more

Counting the Cost: A Worship Service Emphasizing Stewardship

By David N. Mosser
Prayer to Begin Worship O Lord, Holy and Righteous God, as we come into the realm of this sacred sanctuary and its hallowed space, may we defer to your awesome character. It is… read more

Better Song Backgrounds

By Len Wilson
My favorite way to do song backgrounds in worship is not shifting blobs of color. Most large, contemporary-style worship services have settled into a routine for worship… read more

Light (Four-part series with FREE graphics)

By Ministry Matters
This four-week series outline includes free graphics for projection and printed materials (see downloadable file below). The title and imagery could easily be used for a longer or … read more
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