It’s summer. Families are traveling, attendance is sparse, but your budget hasn’t changed.
How can you ward off the summer giving slump and encourage your congregation to give cheerfully so that you stay on track with your church budget? (more…)
Devotional books are excellent tools to fire up your spiritual growth. Whether you’re a longtime Christian, a new believer, or just investigating, devotionals offer biblical insights in short readings to refresh your soul.
This excerpt has been adapted from C.H. Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening: Daily Readings. In each devotion, Spurgeon offers two short meditations on Scripture—one to read each morning and another at the end of the day. In today’s morning reading, Spurgeon reminds believers how Christ’s presence in our lives brings hope and joy in the midst of trials. [Read more…]
We often watch TV in isolation—and purely for entertainment. But what if there were a way to use TV to bring people together instead?
Faithlife TV offers an array of small group studies that turn your TV into a tool for facilitating discussions about important topics.
From women’s studies to theological conversations to marriage preparation and more, these five resources will help you connect with family, friends, or a church group. [Read more…]
You’ve heard the skeptics: “We can’t trust the biblical manuscripts.” And sadly, many people believe them without actually knowing the facts.
So what do the experts really say?
The new Faithlife original film Fragments of Truth tackles skeptics’ claims head-on, providing a powerful resource for defending your faith. This feature-length documentary takes you around the globe with renowned scholar Dr. Craig Evans. Join him as he investigates ancient manuscripts, deciphers historical mysteries, and interviews leading experts on the reliability of the New Testament.
Not only is Fragments of Truth now available for home viewing, you can also get a group license and watch this edifying film with your whole church or study group. Viewers will come away better able to separate sober scholarship from sensationalism when explaining the firm foundation of the Gospels.
Plus, you can immediately download a free discussion guide to help facilitate conversations with your church, small group, or family.
Whether you’re building a church website for the first time or updating it for the tenth time, you might feel in over your head.
Indeed, there is a lot to keep in mind when it comes to building a truly great church website.
But for now, just focus on three big rules, and you’ll be much closer to a church website that’s welcoming to visitors, helpful for members, and true to your church. [Read more…]