“If our members did not let their kids play on travel leagues or Sunday sports, our attendance would increase by 25 percent.”
It seems almost silly now, but here are some things/words/phrases new believers may not completely understand when they first hear the gospel and follow Jesus. We need to keep this in mind as we evangelize and disciple.
A big part of our job as pastors is to learn how to steward broken people. Doing this as Jesus heals them, while minimizing opportunities for them to further wound one another – or us – in the meantime. But how do we deal with people who are difficult, disruptive,…
People often don’t understand what goes into their Sunday morning worship each week. What does a full-time worship pastor do the rest of the week?
Is your church ready for Christmas? If you think it’s too early to ask that question – think again!
There’s always that one person who seems to know exactly what to pray for, exactly how to say it, and could go on and on for eternity speaking to God (and sometimes it feels like they do). How do they do it?
The pandemic is not the reason pastor search committees are struggling, but it did expose and exacerbate the problems. In fact, we at Church Answers see more pastor search committees struggling to find a pastor than at any time we can recall.
Cracking the Code on Gen Z, How 5 Generations Can Get Along at Work, Why Gen Z Mistrusts Authority and How to Engage Them
PODCAST: Tim Elmore returns to the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast to talk all things Gen Z, why they mistrust authority, how to win their trust, engaging them at work, and why they have high agency and high anxiety. Plus, Tim covers all five generations in the workplace and how to…
How a worship leader starts a service is revealing. What we say off the top sets the tone for the entire service. The first words out of our mouth indicate why we’ve gathered and instruct us all on what we’ve come to do.
Church leaders may provide several ways to communicate to the congregation. Many people will hear; some may not. But announcements that are vital to the vision and life of the church need to come from the pastor.
The church media tech booth is a very important part of the Sunday morning service. It’s where the slides and videos are projected, the sound is controlled, and the lights are set. In the church media tech booth, we have a lot of responsibilities. In this article, I’m going to…
No sanitized prayers enter this space. God wants it all and wants nothing held back. Lament starts to look familiar—it sounds and feels just like prayer, but honest prayer.
Today’s worship leaders and teams have many choices on how to approach communion worship services and even selecting fitting songs for them. So we’ve gathered the top 12 songs for your communion worship service to help you provide an engaging and immersive experience for your congregation as they participate in…
Are you ready for another way of thinking about the relationship between in-person and online church?
The communion service is a beautiful opportunity to reflect on the heart of our faith, the depth of our sin, and the sacrifice of Christ to atone for it. It is a unifying event for believers, and a wonderful testimony to seekers. As we celebrate communion, it is an intentional…