What’s In a Denominational Name?

According to a survey from the National Association of Evangelicals, most churches do not have their affiliation on their sign.

Where We Find Our Hope

More than 40 percent of Americans say they feel hopeless at least some of the time. Here’s how you can help.

Is Your Teen Stressed?

More than a quarter (27 percent) of teens say they experience extreme stress during the school year. And 34 percent expect stress to increase in the coming year. How can you help them deal with it?

Hope for the Afflicted: The Church and Mental Illness

Twenty-six percent of American adults experience a diagnosable mental disorder each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. But many church leaders and churchgoers don’t understand mental illness and don’t know how to support sufferers.

Using Church Design to Create Modern-Day Jacob’s Wells

The people at Visioneering Studios believe modern-day wells can be dug to facilitate the horizontal connection between people, as well as the vertical connection with the Creator and His creation simultaneously.

On Our Radar: Books & Bible Studies for Summer 2014

Each issue of Facts & Trends, we profile some upcoming resources we think will be helpful to you. Here are the books and Bible studies from the Summer 2014 issue.

Sermon Help for Busy Pastors

Despite viewing preparation as one of the more difficult aspects of their jobs, most pastors spend a significant amount of time on sermon prep.

8 Tips for a Great First Impression

By Sean Fowlds Having served in the local church the past two decades, one of the first things my wife and I did after our recent move was eagerly hunt for a new church home. To our surprise and disappointment, we’ve experienced a rather lukewarm reception at the churches we’ve visited. But our experience as […]

What You Need to Know Before Your Church Goes Multisite

What do you need to know before your church decides to become multisite? Here are tips from those who have done it.

What Does Multisite Mean for Churches?

Multisite can mean many things and can take on dramatically different forms. But for the vast majority of churches, multisite means one thing—growth.