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10 ways to bond as a family

10 ways to bond as a family

Pastor Resources · 10 Ways To Bond As A Family   None of us really expected that we would be indoors together, not really having human contact with other people and it can be really hard, for so many reasons. It’s easy to go to social media and vent about how...

Christian Educators, We Are Called to Such a Time as This

Christian Educators, We Are Called to Such a Time as This

Pastor Resources · Christian Educators, We Are Called to Such a Time as This   With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world as we know it has turned upside down in just a matter of weeks, leaving educators across the country scrambling to provide content and...

Navigating your home during the unknown

Navigating your home during the unknown

Pastor Resources · Ron Deal - Navigating Your Home During The Unknown   We are all trying to figure this out, without a doubt. This is uncharted territory. You can think of this as an unfamiliar wilderness. We don’t know which way to go. It’s helpful if you have...

Three Keys to Remaining Resilient in a Changed World

Three Keys to Remaining Resilient in a Changed World

  If you’re a pastor, your church may not be gathering together physically because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re a traveling evangelist or minister, all your scheduled engagements may have suddenly cancelled. Your own income may be uncertain. As our world...

Am I ready to die in two weeks?

Am I ready to die in two weeks?

  One evening I was quietly considering the news concerning Covid-19 when a still small voice asked, "Are you ready to die in two weeks?" I was startled and puzzled by the question and checked off some crucial things in my life: I am a follower of Jesus Christ,...

Moving from Incarnational to On-Line Worship: Some suggestions

Moving from Incarnational to On-Line Worship: Some suggestions

  First COVID-19 meant we cancelled gatherings of 500 or more. Then fifty. Then ten. Now some cities are near lockdown. Normally, the church gathers as an expression of our love for God and for one another. But in this moment we must do the opposite—for the same...

People Over Process – Improving Church Outreach

People Over Process – Improving Church Outreach

In a recent Pastor Resource’s survey, church leaders responded that outreach is the number one need felt in the church. This need is no surprise since nearly all churches consider themselves dedicated to spreading the word of God and include the term outreach in their...

Three Ways We Can Respond in Love to the Charlottesville Rally

Three Ways We Can Respond in Love to the Charlottesville Rally

My stomach churned on Sunday as I heard the news that white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville Virginia on Saturday to attend a “Unite the Right” rally. Viewing the photos of bodies battered, bloodied and bruised from the chaos saddened me to my core. I asked...

50 Shades of Flourishing

50 Shades of Flourishing

The last “Fifty Shades” film grossed more than $500 million worldwide, despite horrible reviews and weak word-of-mouth scores. And now the newest installment in theaters this month may drive the Fifty Shades dynasty into its seventh digit. As Christians, we know God...

Healing From The 2016 Election For A Healthy 2017

Healing From The 2016 Election For A Healthy 2017

November 8, 2016, brought an end to perhaps the ugliest, most unethical, and most divisive presidential election ever. In fact, I purposely chose to write this article before the election even took place, because I wanted to be clear that no matter the results, the...

10 ways to bond as a family

10 ways to bond as a family

Pastor Resources · 10 Ways To Bond As A Family   None of us really expected that we would be indoors together, not really having human contact with other people and it can be really hard, for so many reasons. It’s easy to go to social media and vent about how...

Christian Educators, We Are Called to Such a Time as This

Christian Educators, We Are Called to Such a Time as This

Pastor Resources · Christian Educators, We Are Called to Such a Time as This   With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world as we know it has turned upside down in just a matter of weeks, leaving educators across the country scrambling to provide content and...

Navigating your home during the unknown

Navigating your home during the unknown

Pastor Resources · Ron Deal - Navigating Your Home During The Unknown   We are all trying to figure this out, without a doubt. This is uncharted territory. You can think of this as an unfamiliar wilderness. We don’t know which way to go. It’s helpful if you have...

Three Keys to Remaining Resilient in a Changed World

Three Keys to Remaining Resilient in a Changed World

  If you’re a pastor, your church may not be gathering together physically because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re a traveling evangelist or minister, all your scheduled engagements may have suddenly cancelled. Your own income may be uncertain. As our world...

Am I ready to die in two weeks?

Am I ready to die in two weeks?

  One evening I was quietly considering the news concerning Covid-19 when a still small voice asked, "Are you ready to die in two weeks?" I was startled and puzzled by the question and checked off some crucial things in my life: I am a follower of Jesus Christ,...

Moving from Incarnational to On-Line Worship: Some suggestions

Moving from Incarnational to On-Line Worship: Some suggestions

  First COVID-19 meant we cancelled gatherings of 500 or more. Then fifty. Then ten. Now some cities are near lockdown. Normally, the church gathers as an expression of our love for God and for one another. But in this moment we must do the opposite—for the same...

People Over Process – Improving Church Outreach

People Over Process – Improving Church Outreach

In a recent Pastor Resource’s survey, church leaders responded that outreach is the number one need felt in the church. This need is no surprise since nearly all churches consider themselves dedicated to spreading the word of God and include the term outreach in their...

Three Ways We Can Respond in Love to the Charlottesville Rally

Three Ways We Can Respond in Love to the Charlottesville Rally

My stomach churned on Sunday as I heard the news that white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville Virginia on Saturday to attend a “Unite the Right” rally. Viewing the photos of bodies battered, bloodied and bruised from the chaos saddened me to my core. I asked...

50 Shades of Flourishing

50 Shades of Flourishing

The last “Fifty Shades” film grossed more than $500 million worldwide, despite horrible reviews and weak word-of-mouth scores. And now the newest installment in theaters this month may drive the Fifty Shades dynasty into its seventh digit. As Christians, we know God...

Healing From The 2016 Election For A Healthy 2017

Healing From The 2016 Election For A Healthy 2017

November 8, 2016, brought an end to perhaps the ugliest, most unethical, and most divisive presidential election ever. In fact, I purposely chose to write this article before the election even took place, because I wanted to be clear that no matter the results, the...

 

5 out of the box community outreach ideas

We’re hearing that many pastors are struggling right now.

If you’re looking for fresh ideas for prayer, worship, communion, and community, then you can find some of the very best right here.