Most business travelers depart on Sundays. What can your church outreach do to minister to them while they’re away? How many people go to your church? Chances are you’re pretty informed on the subject. Perhaps you don’t know the exact number, but at a moment’s notice you’re likely prepared to share a rather accurate estimation. One reason for your confidence on this matter likely stems from the the reality that you’ve been asked this question about a million times since entering ministry.
I spend most of my week talking with pastors. Though advent is a busy season for their ministries, I’ve been surprised to hear over the years that Easter might be an even busier time for them.
Palm branches and Easter lilies need to be ordered. Children’s choirs and orchestra pieces need to be arranged and practiced. “Visit Us” mailers are designed and distributed, while inviting road signage is drawn up and displayed. Finally, don’t forget the meticulous planning that is required to create a memorable and meaningful Good Friday service.
Life has changed for the better thanks to the many advancements that modern man has accomplished during the most recent century or so. The global standard of our homes, hygiene, and health has risen dramatically during this timeframe. Perhaps even more so, our transportation, telecommunications, and overall technology has radically transformed the way that we as humans function throughout our everyday lives.
In the midst of such overwhelming progress, however, many men and women still live heavily entrenched in the midst of profound difficulty and darkness.
Have you thought about using surveillance cameras at your church? A pastor contacted the Christian Law Association with a problem that most small churches struggle with and an attorney was able to provide a solution. We hope this story inspires you and your church and provides insight and offers solutions to what your church might be facing, currently.
It’s Valentine’s Day! And love is all around. TV stations are flooded with cheesy Hallmark romance, stores are full of roses, flowers and teddy bears. Meanwhile, the world is constantly using technology to pollute God’s definition of what love is. Let’s redefine that definition as the church, shall we?