Created on Monday, 01 September 2014 / Church Growth
Tags: Carey Nieuwhof, church growth, attendance, barriers, megachurches, multisite churches, Barna group, Protestant, desire, prayer, love, facility, leaders, strategy, empowered, volunteers, microman ... the church. Every single day, I want our church to become more effective in reaching one more person with the hope that's in Christ. So, why is it that most churches never break the 200-person attendance ... [ +++ ]
Tags: Greg Stier, churches, America, Protestant, Starbucks, converts, Colorado, Grace Church, outreach, evangelism, prayer Right now there are over 300,000 Protestant churches in America. Just do the division—300,000 divided by 50 states—and that equals 6,000 churches per state. Wow! That’s a lot of churches! Think about it ... [ +++ ]
Tags: Ed Stetzer, Calvary Chapel, Chuck Smith, cancer, Protestantism, evangelicalism, evangelist, Viral Churches, Reinventing American Protestantism, sheep, Bible, verses, legacy, church planting Like many of you, I found out Thursday morning that Calvary Chapel founder and pastor Chuck Smith has died. He was 86. Charismanews.com has a helpful obituary. Chuck and Calvary Chapel have played ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 07 February 2013 / Multicultural
Tags: Hispanic, Evangelicals, Sam Rodriguez, Protestant, Reformation ... “In 2001, for the first time, over 50 percent of all missions giving from Hispanic churches went to such places as Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.” Hispanics are deliberately focusing on such ... [ +++ ]
Tags: Romney, Faith, Mormon, Protestant, Pastors ... Twenty-two percent are still undecided. The breakdown is similar to what it was in 2008 when John McCain challenged Obama for the presidency. A survey conducted by LifeWay Research in October 2008 found ... [ +++ ]
Tags: job market,pastors,protestant,recession,unemployment ... national enrollment is down 6.4 percent since 2005.
However, a large pool of unemployed ministers is good for some groups. Churches that are financially stable, especially larger churches with big staffs, ... [ +++ ]
Tags: ed stetzer,evil,franklin graham,islam,lifeway research,pastors,protestant,religion
Half of protestant pastors agree with Franklin Graham’s view that Islam is an “evil” religion, according to a new LifeWay Research survey. Most pastors have a negative view of the religion overall. ... [ +++ ]
Tags: bob frie,building blocks program,catholic,churches,colorado,dave runyon,denver,foothills community church,neighbors,outreach,protestant
For more than a year, 20 Catholic and Protestant pastors in Denver have been partnering in an outreach program designed to encourage their congregations to take the commandment to “love your neighbor” ... [ +++ ]
Tags: association of theological schools,education,lifeway research,pastors,preaching,protestant,scott mcconnell,seminary ... The number was even higher among those with doctorate degrees, where 94 percent said the experience was worth it.
“This is encouraging news for seminaries at a time when a 2009 report from the Association ... [ +++ ]