Earlier this week at ThomRainer.com:
- Four Unique Characteristics of Churches That Will Breakout in 2018
- Why 2018 Is so Different Than 2008 in the Local Church – Rainer on Leadership #394
- Understanding Where Your Church Is on the Congregational Life Cycle
- Organizing a Replant from Within – Revitalize & Replant #022
- Humor and the Church with @ChrchCurmudgeon – Rainer on Leadership #395
On YouTube, and really in the world of social media in general, the year 2017 belonged to two brothers who compete for the attention of same audience (preteen-to-teen boys and girls): Jake and Logan Paul.
It wasn’t my plan to be the pastor of a church with a name that I couldn’t pronounce in a town with more cows than people but I’m glad that it worked out that way. Here’s why.
Thankfully, in recent years church leaders have developed a better understanding that struggles with depression and battles with mental health are not solely spiritual issues. Just as godly people can struggle with physical sickness, godly people can struggle with mental sickness. Both are a result of our fallen and broken world. While we have made progress in this area, according to a recent LifeWay research project on 1,000 people, there is still work to do. You can read the whole research project here; the research points to at least three reasons pastors must be concerned about mental health:
I recently began thinking of bands and artists within Christian Contemporary Music whose debut album was so good that it immediately established them as exceptional. Here are the ones I came up with.
Identify 3 money goals to chase this year. Make sure the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. And then go for it!
The way people give is changing. If your church hasn’t felt the results of those changes yet, you will soon. If you are feeling them, you may be scrambling to figure out what’s happening, why, and what to do about it.