Each issue of Facts & Trends, we profile some upcoming resources that we think will be helpful to you. Here are the books and Bible Studies from the Spring 2014 issue.
Being in a military family, Kate Shellnut says the shows of appreciation around patriotic holidays are great, but churches can do more to support members of the military and their loved ones.
If the truth were known, we would look inside the soul of many pastors and find exhaustion, depletion and spiritual malnourishment. With divinity school degrees, commentaries on the shelves and Bibles across their desks, they live in the midst of a spiritual feast, and yet they often refrain from partaking for their own benefit.
Everyone wants to be part of a team that accomplishes goals and gets things done. But a make-it-happen team culture is only possible if leaders are committed to doing their part in creating that type of team culture.
In the “On Our Radar” section of Facts & Trends, we feature practical resources for your and your church. Here are the three we highlighted from the digital side of things in the spring 2014 issue – Pastors Today, Day One, and Nextdoor.
As the culture changes, there’s a greater need for Christians who “understand the times” and do all they can to reach those who are far from God with the gospel.
A strong, effective team needs nurturing, encouragement and personal spiritual direction. A ministry team that serves sees Jesus work through them and experiences Him working within them.
Mark Howell discusses how small groups can help keep people from disappearing from your church.