The world can be a scary place. From wars to epidemics to natural disasters, we often have good reasons to be afraid. But Scripture reminds us that we have even better reasons to trust God. These 14 Bible verses about fear help us remember that God is with us, no matter what. (more…)
We’ve all taken photos of our Bible and a coffee mug—I know I have. But most of the time, I’m left wondering why my photo is missing the wow factor of other images.
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In this short video brought to you by Faithlife Media, you can learn what a flatlay is, what you need to make a beautiful flatlay, and how to take flatlay photos. Whether you’re shooting on a smartphone or a DSLR, you can start putting these tips to work today. [Read more…]
Who wants to spend more time in prayer next year?
(My guess is that’s everyone.)
Prayer is one of those few things you can do with excellence the first time you do it—and you can still get better at it. But becoming better at prayer is an exercise in humility, learning from others and recognizing your dependence on God. [Read more…]
These days are hectic and divisive—and while it can feel as if the chasms between each of us are deepening, recent films about Mister Rogers’ life are helping us remember our shared humanity. [Read more…]
I felt that way when I first started using Facebook ads for my church. But then I saw who was liking my church’s ad. Far from the usual suspects, dozens of people I’d never seen at our church were liking our ads—some even commented to ask for our address (don’t be like me: include your address and service times in your church ad). And it’s all because we made an effort to go where unchurched people in our community were.
There’s a reason New Year’s resolutions like “pray more” tend to fail. “More” is vague—when will you feel like you’ve reached your resolution? And if you’re talking about church giving campaign goals, “more” means practically nothing to your donors. [Read more…]
This week we pause to remember Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, and for many of us, that means attending special church services.
Many—if not most—churches have Good Friday services in addition to special Easter gatherings, but some churches also meet on Maundy Thursday. [Read more…]
A recent survey shows nearly one-third of smartphone users rank their mobile banking app as their most-used app, just after social media and weather. And it’s not just the under-30 crowd that’s managing their money from their phones. Nearly half of adults in the survey are increasingly using mobile banking.1
Here are three tips for making the most of these changes when it comes to helping your members give financially. [Read more…]