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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 28, 2016

How Church Leaders Can Communicate Better

Church leaders may see what needs to change, but their words can have a powerful impact on culture if not used well. For instance, leaders should say what people can handle and what can help them grow. In addition, a leader’s words can carry more weight and kill conversations or motivation. Speak when necessary and use your words carefully.

Source: Tony Morgan Live

Key Ways Ministry Has Changed

Pastor Ron Edmonson writes that ministry has changed in many significant ways since he started serving at his church. Edmonson’s own ministry has changed as he’s had to be a better leader since people aren’t naturally committed to serving the church, there is more competition for time, more competition for teaching, and the concerns of pastors have gotten more complex, with security taking on a bigger part of their time.

Source: Ron Edmonson

Oct 14, 2016

Millennials Aren’t Really a Thing, We Made Them up

We long to create categories in ministry, but "Millennials aren’t really a thing. We made them up" says Karl Vaters. This is why any ministry targeted at them must view them as a group with which no "one size fits all" strategy will work. We must also keep in mind that many of the relationships that worked for their parents are now broken and unstable.

Source: Christianity Today

Are You Sharing a Pew with a Heretic?

A new poll by LifeWay Christian Research shows that the beliefs of many who identify as Christian may be fairly shallow. "Sometimes, as Christians in America, we’re so busy running from one thing to another without taking the time to really closely see how this relationship with God works” says pollster Scott McConnell.

Source: Christianity Today

InterVarsity Set to Fire Any Staffer Who Admits Support of Gay Marriage

InterVarsity, one of the largest Evangelical college groups in the country, has told it's 1300 members that they will be dismissed for disagreeing with their newly penned policy on gay marriage. "If you are in disagreement, then we are going to ask you, with integrity, to identify that and leave” says InterVarsity VP Greg Jao.

Source: Christianity Today

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