Sunday

Created on Monday, 07 April 2014 / Community
Tags: Chuck Lawless, pastors, churches, Resurrection Sunday, guests, spies, website, greeters, building, impression, sign, services, foyer, guest welcome center, fellowship
Last year, I published a blog post titled "Eight Confessions of Church Spies," a summary report from the “spies” our church consulting team, the Lawless Group, has used over the years. As we approach the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 / Pastoring
Tags: Joe McKeever, visiting preacher, host pastor, guest, invitation, information, internal workings, church, negatives, times, services, children's sermon, Sunday school, dress code, honorarium, understanding, ...
As a retired pastor, I’m often on the receiving end of invitations to preach at other churches, so am well acquainted with this subject. Here are a few things that a visiting preacher requires from his ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 / Education
Tags: Diana Davis, Sunday School, ideas, fresh, church, small groups, classes, ministries, childcare, attendance, group, themed study
When a church begins new small groups or Sunday School classes, eternity is impacted. New hands are put to the task. Easy entry points are established. Members are more likely to invite lost friends. Peripheral ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Joe McKeever, preaching, pastors, less is more, St. Francis of Assisi, words, Sunday, radio, Ecclesiastes, sketching
... for instance, one day after Thanksgiving, I sketched a dozen people in the breakfast room at our hotel next to the interstate. Later, I sketched a half dozen or more in a restaurant 200 miles up the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 / Service
Tags: Greg Atkinson, Elevation Church, volunteers, service, culture, leaders, thank you note, video, community event, Volunteer Sunday, photo, appreciation dinner
... “How can I serve in my church?” Greg Atkinson has been in ministry for two decades and has been writing, speaking and training thousands of church leaders since 2000. He now serves as the campus pastor ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, intentional neglect, church, application, Sunday morning experience, kids, small groups, ministry, what's important now, resources, energy, attention, goals
We have to know our focus. I heard a term the other day that has had my gears turning: intentional neglect. It wasn’t used in a church context, but I think it certainly has application right now, especially ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 12 September 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Scott Attebery, pastor, to-do list, importance, sermon, leaders, church, time, members, congregation, deacons, Sunday School
... 2000-2005, Scott Attebery pastored Wyatt Baptist Church in El Dorado, Ark. After seven years of pastoring, Scott was selected as the executive director of DiscipleGuide Church Reources, a department of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 11 February 2013 / Vision
Tags: Church, Families, Church, Sundays, getting there
In the book, Zombies, Football and the Gospel, Reggie Joiner talks of how Sundays are now a day to watch football, be with family, and do just about anything else but church. I know that this varies from ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 28 January 2013 / Church Growth
Tags: Church health, God, presence, Sunday
This month, I’ve been looking at multiple tools for looking at how people experience your church. Hopefully, these tools are helpful to you as you consider how you interact with people. However, I think ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 01 January 2013 / Worship
Tags: Pastor, corporate worship, Sunday, service, Pentecostal, Charismatic
As a pastor, you set the tone for true corporate worship. Every pastor wants to raise up a group of people who God considers true worshipers. Jesus defined these people in John 4:23 as those who "worship ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 05 October 2012 / Main
Tags: Sunday, Pulpit Freedom Sunday, Jim Garlow, John Hagee
The future of religious freedom could depend on a free pulpit to communicate fundamental, biblical principles to congregations across America. Pastors, led by Jim Garlow of Skyline Church in San Diego, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 / Main
Tags: awareness,barefoot,barefoot sunday,bernice king,church members,easter,martin luther king iii,martin luther king jr. day
On April 4, Easter morning, while many church members are dressing up in their Sunday best, nearly 5,000 pastors from different denominations across the country will be attending church shoeless ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 31 December 2007 / Children
Tags: sunday school, christian, church, ministry, bible,bible
These churches ditched traditional kid’s ministry—and are seeing God move A children's ministry can take diverse forms. In many settings, it's a traditional Sunday school department headed by a hardworking ... [ +++ ]
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