You’re working to make sure your small group members still feel connected even when you can’t gather in person. Making sure church online still offers the same level of discipleship—even if it’s digital discipleship. (more…)
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, it’s not only impacting church gatherings across the nation (many are scrambling to get their churches online fast), but some states are shutting down everything except groceries, pharmacies, and take-out restaurants. Many people across the nation are observing social distancing, meaning they’re staying home and avoiding crowds. And yesterday, the CDC recommended banning gatherings over 50 people for 8 weeks. [Read more…]
Church attendance skyrockets at Easter and Christmas. Other times, it dips. And sometimes, it plummets—whether because of flu season, coronavirus, or summer vacations.
Of course, church isn’t about numbers. It’s about ministry. But you’ve got to keep the lights on so you can keep the doors open . . . and keep serving. Even if you’re not sticking to your regular Sunday schedule or are having church online, you’ve got to stick to a regular budget (more or less). [Read more…]
Are you trying to take your church online until the coronavirus passes? If so, one of the hardest parts is figuring out your sermon recording—and then how to share it. It can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
These simple instructions can help you get up and running in time for Sunday. (If you have any trouble, our Church Support Center is open and ready to help.)[Read more…]
“What’s your calling?”
How you answer that question could change the way you see your entire life. The answer—and the process of learning how to answer—helps us find our place within the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:4–30).
Every Christian is called to go and make disciples (Matthew 28:18–20), but where and how we do that looks radically different for every person.