As of April 2012, 53 percent of American adults age 65 and older use the Internet or email. Though these adults are still less likely than other age groups to use the Internet, the latest data represent the first time half of seniors are going online. After several years of very little growth among this group, these gains are significant.
Refreshing a plateaued ministry can be hard. It takes time and energy. But on the other side of the process is a refreshed and renewed ministry more focused and impactful than before.
Plateaued ministries needing refreshment can follow the same principles impacting church growth. Whether the ministry needs to be revitalized or restarted all together, Rhonda Kelley offers some tips on how to give your ministry a makeover if it is stagnant, declining or dead.
Co-authors Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon answer a few questions about their book The Art of Neighboring and offer ideas on how Christians can start being good neighbors.
In a national poll of 1,000 Protestant pastors, LifeWay Research found Mother’s Day to be the third highest church attendance day among holidays behind Easter and Christmas.
Eighty-two percent of the unchurched are likely to attend church if a friend, co-worker, neighbor or family member invites them. So, are Christians inviting non-Christians to church? The heartbreaking answer is “no.”
A strong case can be made that it is ludicrous to attempt to measure transformation in a person’s life. Nevertheless, there are biblical injunctions that halt our progress into sin and prescriptions that lead us toward spiritual maturity. Here are eight attributes that indicate spiritual growth is occurring.
Discipleship within the local church takes many forms. But the purpose is the same: Christ-centered discipleship that brings about true transformation. Pastors Steve Murrell and Jon Ferguson describe how their churches foster spiritual transformation in others.
Dhati Lewis, lead pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta, takes disciple-making to a whole new level.