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Created on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 / Culture
Tags: Ed Stetzer, LifeWay Research, Christmas, Christ, holidays, poll, data, de-Christianization, Santa Claus, traditions, reason for the season, Jesus
In recent years there has been some significant discussion and controversy over the de-Christianization of Christmas. With shop workers being told to say "Happy Holidays," the over-emphasis of Santa Claus, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 27 November 2014 / Community
Tags: Thanksgiving, holidays, LifeWay Research, hunger, America, church-run food pantry, food supply, church, churchgoers, Feeding America
As the holidays approach, food pantries across the country will collect donations to help those in need.  Chances are some of the folks who donate also know what it's like to go to bed hungry. Nearly ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 23 June 2014 / Preaching
Tags: Mark Driscoll, preach, Sunday, responsibility, organization, relational, preaching, rest, holidays, attendance, guard, pre-service, meetings, hydrated, eat well
How can a lead pastor handle sermon preparation while also juggling other pastoral responsibilities, like counseling and administration? Pastor Mark Driscoll has some advice for a reader on just that question. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 03 January 2014 / Youth
Tags: Tony Myles, More Than Dodgeball, trends, current, U.S., youth ministry, Miley Cyrus, Duck Dynasty, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Google, Christian
How do you get students to start serving and affecting their culture in the name of Jesus Christ? Maybe it begins by being in the loop on past and current trends. You’ve probably heard all the flashy headlines ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 / Money
Tags: Jeff Anderson, pastors.com, ministry, tithing, giving, year-end, budget, calendar, holidays, New Year, gift calendar, Passover, Israelites, Pentecost
Last week, a development leader of a $100-million-a-year ministry shared with me that 60 percent of their annual budget would be received in the last three months of the year, and much of that in December! ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 19 December 2011 / Main
Tags: No More Plastic Holidays!
Don't allow gift-giving expectations to put you deeper in debt and rob you of the true joy of the season by Amie Streater I know what you're thinking: Here they come. Christmas and New Year's; gifts to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 15 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Dealing With Holiday Grief
by Nancy Justice Paul and Betty Neff know a lot about surviving the Christmas holidays with painful memories of happier times. In 1983, they lost four of their five young children when their home was ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 / Main
Tags: americans,barna group,churchgoers,david kinnaman,easter,holiday,religious,resurrection,unchurched
Less than one-third of active churchgoers said they definitely plan on bringing an unchurched friend to an Easter service this year, according to a new study from the Barna Group. However, most ... [ +++ ]

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