Writing On the Wall

Writing on the Wall—The Church Is Not Growing

North America is the only continent in the world where the church is not growing. In North America, the church is in decline. Some even claim it is dying. Most denominations—including evangelical denominations—are shrinking.
Reflecting on Social Media: Some Tips to Navigate this Medium

Reflecting on Social Media: Some Tips to Navigate This Medium

We must begin with this simple assertion: Social media can take over your life. It can become a distraction that takes the best out of you.
How to Love a Prodigal Son or Daughter

How to Love a Prodigal Son or Daughter

For many parents right now watching their kids slowly transition away from the church, it can be all too common to experience feelings of confusion, fear and a lingering sense of failure.
4 Reasons Small Groups are Vital to Your Church’s Health

4 Reasons Small Groups Are Vital to Your Church’s Health

If you think community is an important part of healthy church life, and I hope you do, then small groups should also be important to you. They are actually crucial to the life of any church.
Friendly, Caring, and Carrying Churches

Friendly, Caring and Carrying Churches

As I see it, some churches work to be more friendly—and that’s good. Some move beyond being friendly and move to caring—and that’s better.
Reaching Out to Non-Believers This Holiday Season

Reaching Out to Non-Believers This Holiday Season

I believe that prayer by the pastor should be one of the highest moments in public worship services. This moment of public intercession can be absolutely powerful.
One-on-One with Tim Keller about Reaching Skeptics with the Gospel

One-on-One With Tim Keller About Reaching Skeptics With the Gospel

"If you can answer people's questions and also learn how to question people's answers, that's how you can approach having these conversations."
Ten Years from Now, How Secularism and Church Diversity Intersect

Ten Years From Now, How Secularism and Church Diversity Intersect

Globally speaking, the church is at a significant crossroads right now. We’re watching the geographical epicenter of our faith shift from its centuries-old epicenter in the West to the Global South
One-on One with Mike Burnette, Pastor of America's Fastest Growing Church

One-on One With Mike Burnette, Pastor of America’s Fastest Growing Church

We always try to build ahead of our growth. We are constantly building our volunteer teams—we call them our Dream Team—and empowering them to get ready for growth.
Finish the Mission: Empowered By the Spirit

Finish the Mission: Empowered by the Spirit

Jesus says the kingdom will be established through the power of the Spirit, and the hope of Israel is fulfilled by God’s mission being accomplished throughout the world.