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Money is tight. The schedule is crammed. Work is overwhelming. The list could go on and on and on. Let’s be honest—life can get stressful. And when you find yourself stressed (which will happen), lean into Scripture. Feel free to use these verses as a starting point.
Generation Z is going to college at a higher rate than previous generations and that may mean trouble for churches trying to keep them involved. Pew Research found a higher percentage of today’s high school graduates are choosing college compared to previous generations. Fifty-nine percent of 18-20 year olds today are enrolled in college, compared to 53 percent of millennials and 44 percent of those in Generation X.
Over the years, I’ve worked with a lot of pastors in difficult churches to lead. They’re not impossible—because nothing’s impossible for God (Matt. 19:26)—but they’re still tough to pastor:
Churches around the country are marking this weekend as Sanctity of Life Sunday. Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court tragically legalized abortion in 1973, Christians have lamented unborn lives lost due to abortion on demand. The voice of the church is important on this issue and other issues of human dignity. So how can a church serve as a faithful witness and mobilize to stand up for the most vulnerable in our society? Here are four practical ways to be pro-life:
This Week at ThomRainer.com:
Five Reasons Why “We Pay the Bills” at This Church Is Such a Harmful Attitude
One of the most toxic statements a church member or group of church members can make is, “We pay the bills at this church”…READ MORE
Death by Church Meetings: Five Considerations
You might be surprised if you did an honest audit of your church meetings. And you might understand more fully why your members don’t have time to do real ministry…READ MORE