My husband leads singing in our small church. Every now and then, he’ll ask me early on a Sunday morning, “What song is on your mind today?” Last Sunday, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” popped into my head. The first Sunday we couldn’t meet in person, it was “Day by Day.” (more…)
First Corinthians 15:19 says, “If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.”
Because of Christ’s resurrection, we know the opposite is true. As 1 Corinthians continues, “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.” [Read more…]
In times of crisis, people need community—especially their church community. But when a pandemic spreads or a hurricane hits, gathering together becomes more difficult (or impossible) for many churches. Here are some steps for taking what could push people apart—and using it to bring your church together. [Read more…]
The start of a new year invites us to stop and reflect, doesn’t it? We think about the healthy habits we need more of . . . and the unhealthy ones we need less of. About balance and healthy rhythms. [Read more…]
At the end of the year, there’s a giving BOOM.
An incredible one-third of the year’s giving comes during December. Perhaps even more incredibly, 12% of giving for the entire year comes in the last three days of December! [Read more…]