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These Faithlife Ebooks deals are so good, they won’t stay around long! Add new favorites to your library before the bargains disappear. [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…]
March 17 is the day set aside to remember St. Patrick, but there’s more to his story than legends of driving snakes into the sea or using shamrocks to teach about the Trinity.
Here are 7 historical facts about St. Patrick and how his life impacted the spread of Christianity in Ireland. [Read 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…]
This week, the State of Washington put gatherings of 250 or more on hold in three counties, and more states are probably following suit as cases of the coronavirus grow. Where does that leave churches? [Read more…]
We’re entering the Easter season, and Christians around the world are remembering Christ’s death, caused by our sin. But we are also celebrating, because Resurrection Day is our God-given promise that we, too, will one day rise.
This year on the blog, we’re featuring a five-week family Easter Bible study written especially for families. We’ll post one study a week every Friday, starting today, leading up to Easter. It’s an excellent opportunity for your family to remember the story the Bible tells about Jesus’ death and resurrection—but also challenges families to consider three important questions at the end of each study: Who is God? Who is Jesus? Who are we? [Read more…]
We’re starting a new training mailbag segment here on the Faithlife blog, in which we answer some questions about our products from readers. Whether your questions are answered below or not, we’d love to hear from you! Add a comment below with your questions, and we may answer them in an upcoming mailbag segment. [Read more…]