"I am intentional about carving out time and space for personal interaction with people I wouldn’t have time to get to know."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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
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.