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Resources from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute

Resources from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute

Reopening the Church Guide - We launched brand new manual last Friday: Guide to Reopening Church Services: A Step-by-Step, Biblically-Based and Research-Based Approach to Resuming In-Person Ministries. This 26-page manual can be downloaded...

Longing for Revival During the Pandemic

Longing for Revival During the Pandemic

Pastor Resources · Longing For Revival During The Pandemic   Look at the nations and watch — and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. — Habakkuk 1:5 Before COVID-19 struck, life was already...

How Not to Read the Bible

How Not to Read the Bible

Pastor Resources · How Not To Read The Bible   I’ve been reading the Bible almost every day for decades. I firmly believe that any listening and reading of Scripture is better than none at all, but I do think that some of the ways I’ve read the Bible have ended...

Mission 3:16

Mission 3:16

 Pastor Resources · Excerpt - The Introduction - Mission 316   God’s mission in the world includes you. Uniquely you. Specifically you. Think through those statements for a moment. God—the Lord of the universe, sovereign over all nations, creator of all humankind,...

Move The Can: The First Step To Help A Church Become Healthier

Move The Can: The First Step To Help A Church Become Healthier

Pastor Resources · 100 DaysHealthierChurch The Paint Can   Turning a church from unhealthy to healthy is a daunting task. It starts by working smarter, not harder. Here’s an example. The Paint Can: A Parable In the 1990s, I led a small group of church members on a...

Rediscipling The White Church

Rediscipling The White Church

Pastor Resources · Adaptation Chapter 3   In my experiences with racial reconciliation conversations, there usually comes a moment when superficial talk gets real. Often this comes about because a person of color takes the risk to share how racism and white...

An unusual practice to make you into a Godly leader

An unusual practice to make you into a Godly leader

Pastor Resources · An unusual practice to make you into a Godly leader   Four hundred years before Israel ever had a king, God gave Moses a spiritual practice that would transform the life of the king and the people he served. The practice is described in Deuteronomy...

How To Measure A Church’s Health Without Using Numbers

How To Measure A Church’s Health Without Using Numbers

Pastor Resources · The Healthy Church Log   One of the biggest challenges for any church is to figure out how to measure healthfulness. The usual default is to count attendance figures. But the number of church attenders was never the best measure of church...

Left Behind by a Prodigal Child

Left Behind by a Prodigal Child

Pastor Resources · Left Behond By A Prodigal Child   There has been much written about the exodus of Millennials from the church. But I haven’t seen much discussion about the effect of that exodus on those they’ve left behind; specifically, the parents who sought to...

Resources from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute

Resources from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute

Reopening the Church Guide - We launched brand new manual last Friday: Guide to Reopening Church Services: A Step-by-Step, Biblically-Based and Research-Based Approach to Resuming In-Person Ministries. This 26-page manual can be downloaded...

Longing for Revival During the Pandemic

Longing for Revival During the Pandemic

Pastor Resources · Longing For Revival During The Pandemic   Look at the nations and watch — and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. — Habakkuk 1:5 Before COVID-19 struck, life was already...

How Not to Read the Bible

How Not to Read the Bible

Pastor Resources · How Not To Read The Bible   I’ve been reading the Bible almost every day for decades. I firmly believe that any listening and reading of Scripture is better than none at all, but I do think that some of the ways I’ve read the Bible have ended...

Mission 3:16

Mission 3:16

 Pastor Resources · Excerpt - The Introduction - Mission 316   God’s mission in the world includes you. Uniquely you. Specifically you. Think through those statements for a moment. God—the Lord of the universe, sovereign over all nations, creator of all humankind,...

Move The Can: The First Step To Help A Church Become Healthier

Move The Can: The First Step To Help A Church Become Healthier

Pastor Resources · 100 DaysHealthierChurch The Paint Can   Turning a church from unhealthy to healthy is a daunting task. It starts by working smarter, not harder. Here’s an example. The Paint Can: A Parable In the 1990s, I led a small group of church members on a...

Rediscipling The White Church

Rediscipling The White Church

Pastor Resources · Adaptation Chapter 3   In my experiences with racial reconciliation conversations, there usually comes a moment when superficial talk gets real. Often this comes about because a person of color takes the risk to share how racism and white...

An unusual practice to make you into a Godly leader

An unusual practice to make you into a Godly leader

Pastor Resources · An unusual practice to make you into a Godly leader   Four hundred years before Israel ever had a king, God gave Moses a spiritual practice that would transform the life of the king and the people he served. The practice is described in Deuteronomy...

How To Measure A Church’s Health Without Using Numbers

How To Measure A Church’s Health Without Using Numbers

Pastor Resources · The Healthy Church Log   One of the biggest challenges for any church is to figure out how to measure healthfulness. The usual default is to count attendance figures. But the number of church attenders was never the best measure of church...

Left Behind by a Prodigal Child

Left Behind by a Prodigal Child

Pastor Resources · Left Behond By A Prodigal Child   There has been much written about the exodus of Millennials from the church. But I haven’t seen much discussion about the effect of that exodus on those they’ve left behind; specifically, the parents who sought to...

 

17 Ways to Keep Your Church Connected During Covid

17 Ways to Keep Your Church Connected During Covid

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