Life’s busy. Especially when you’re a church leader. To help you out, we scanned the top trends of 2017 to give you this listicle of what you need to know for 2017 and 2018.
What You Need to Know
There are a lot of things we can tell you about that happened in 2017. These are the most important for you to know as a church leader.
What You Need to Know About Culture in 2017
If it’s true that we put our money where our mouth is, then this report from Thenumbers.com will help you see how your favorite movies fared in 2017. There were over 700 movies that sold 1,197,554,799 tickets and grossed over $10 billion! Want to know the movies coming in 2018, here’s a calendar with the latest.
Who doesn’t love a good Ted Talk? Check out ted.com’s list of the top-14 Ted Talks in 2017. Megan Phelps-Roper describes life in Westboro Baptist Church, Tim Ferriss on why you should define your fears instead of your goals, Anjan Chatterjee on how your brain decides what’s beautiful…and much more here.
A new word added to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary this year is binge-watch. And these are Netflix’s top-10 binged shows in 2017. No, you don’t have to watch them but it’s a good idea to know what people are talking about when they mention dressing like 11 for Halloween. For more about the over 1,000 new words, read here.
And the words people googled en masse tell us much about what’s on their hearts and minds. Find out the top googled words here.
What You Need to Know About Technology in 2017
What You Need to Know About Ministry in 2017
When you’re curious about what makes churches grow, check out Outreach Magazine’s top-100 list for insights into the fastest growing churches in America.
And while you’re at it, read the top-12 read articles on churchleaders.com to see what intrigued your peers and gave them ideas for more effective ministry.
Get in touch with what matters to the people you’re trying to reach with this list of demographic trends that affect them from Pew Research.
What You Need to Know About News in 2017
In case you missed it, here were the top-10 news stories in 2017. It was a stormy year! The weather outside was frightful and the boogey-man in Korea was blustery.
And news on the tech front features everything from Facebook to bitcoins. Read more here.
We all know a picture says a thousand words, but what about a political cartoon? These are USAToday’s top 10.
What to Read if You Haven’t Yet
Here are just a few lists of the top books in 2017 from various sources.
What You Need to Know About 2018
Getting ready for the coming year, check out…
And it looks like it’s going to be “more of the same” with the public agenda, according to a report from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Here’s to an amazing 2018! We at churchleaders.com are rooting for you and praying this will be a year that you experience God’s presence and blessings in everything.