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In Harmony: How Worship Works in Concert with Other Church Ministries to Make Disciples

Musical excellence and developing great choirs are worthy goals, but if they are our primary focus we run the risk of losing sight of the bigger mission of the church.

3 Important Church Trends for the New Year

Watching trends and thinking about how one might respond is essential to effective leadership. Here are three important trends Thom Rainer sees growing in 2017.

Americans Doubt Preachers, Presidents or Anyone Else Can Address Nation’s Issues

Few Americans agree on who can best lead a conversation about the nation’s woes, according to a new report from LifeWay Research.

Sound Theology: Teaching Your People Through Music

A Conversation with Keith Getty   Interview by Bob Smietana When Keith Getty was young, his parents would take him to missionary suppers at their church in Northern Ireland. After they brought out all the food and the endless cups of tea, the church members would start singing together. Those missionary suppers and Sunday worship […]


What’s Next in Church Technology?

The technological revolution we’ve seen over the past 30 years is staggering. What’s even more remarkable is the speed at which tech in the church continues to improve.

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“She Reads Truth” Sparks A New Movement in Women’s Bible Study

What’s behind the groundbreaking community of She Reads Truth that grew from online to a recently release book and Bible study? F&T caught up with the duo behind the movement.

‘Insanity of God’ Film Shows Faith Amid Despair

While serving as missionaries, Nik and Ruth Ripken faced the death of their son and potentially their faith. Their journey, chronicled by Nik in the book “The Insanity of God” is now a film.

Why Nones Want an Investigative Faith, Not an Inherited One: Q&A With Dave Ferguson

Facts & Trends spoke with Dave Ferguson about his book, “Finding Your Way Back to God” and reaching those who want to be spiritual without God.

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