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Diversity: The Future of the American Church

The American church has a lot of “planning” to do.

Your Outreach Event Flopped… So What Are You Gonna Do About It?

"Sometimes we see failure only because we’re not privy to God’s perspective," says Lee Strobel.

Beach Churches Blooming in Florida

Congregants don shorts and sandals to attend church at Flounder's Chowder House on Pensacola Beach.

Erwin McManus On Effective Evangelism

"My conviction is that we over-teach Christians and under-teach non-Christians."

The Holy Spirit Is Weird

Pastor Tim Ross helps re-define our view of the Holy Spirit.

Church Public Relations 101

Creating a positive perception of your church in the community provides a critical foundation for all other communication.

Short-Term Missions: Helpful or Hurtful?

Are short-term missions trips helpful or hurtful?

"Churched" and "Unchurched" Not Specific Enough

Research shows that many "unchurched" people visit a place of worship at least once during a year.

Furtick: Two Simple Secrets for New Believer Follow-Up

"We do have specific and practical things that we do. But when it comes down to it, our philosophy is pretty straightforward and simple."

Stop Dating the Church

An excerpt from Joshua Harris' book urging us to fall in love with God's family.

A Third of the World Suffers Religious Persecution

Religious freedoms are declining for more than a third of the world's population, says results of new research.

Why The Church Is Our Greatest Evangelistic Enemy

When in church, Christians are away from the place where they can most impact the Kingdom.

Education Tends to Liberalize Views on Religion

A new study finds that, with each year of education from seventh grade, the odds increase by 15 percent that people will say there's "truth in more than one religion."

Rodeo Riders Cowboy Up for Christ

A faith-based camp on the East Coast features bull riding and the "exciting and fulfilling" Christian experience. (Photo: Christopher Halloran /

Should Christians Watch or Read Harry Potter?

Does the Harry Potter series bring up an opportunity to discuss faith issues, or do they simply promote evil?

3 Things First in Church Diversity

You don’t staff just for diversity; you staff well with diversity!

Compassion Urged for Famine in Africa

The Pope entreated the world to assist those living in the Horn of Africa suffering under a severe drought and famine.

Reaching People Through Diversity In Design

"It’s about incorporating the feelings one gets when looking at something that is designed specifically for them," says Erika Gordon.

Looking Through The eyes Of The Unchurched

There is a lot of discussion about the “un-churched” and the “first time” attendee as it relates to things “The Church” can do...

Underground Pastor in China Sent to Labor Camp

Protestant pastor Shi Enhao was sentenced by the Chinese government to two years in a labor camp for organizing an "unofficial" religious gathering.

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