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With finances tight, churches must think carefully about the number of professional staff members they require and can afford, and the focus of those positions. Here are 3 steps to consider. […] Read More

How can we best equip and disciple second-generation Africans for mission in non-African nations, such as Britain or the U.S.? A new book offers some suggestions. […] Read More

Nearly half of U.S. Protestant pastors reported increased giving in 2018, a report found, with larger churches the most likely to experience increased giving this year. […] Read More

More churches are inviting parents to remove their children from worship services so they’re not a distraction. This trend is unbelievably counterintuitive to a faith literally passed down from one generation to another. […] Read More

Local churches and people of faith must actively support sexual assault victims and provide safe spaces for those who have yet to share their stories. These 3 things need to be part of your church culture for that to happen. […] Read More

Far too many stories of sexual assault and abuse have happened among our faith communities. Our churches must be safe havens, where we believe victims and where people know how to respond to them with compassion and helpful steps. […] Read More

When evangelicals surrender to the selfish and self-centered politics of “America First,” they abandon the teachings of Jesus and submit themselves to idolatry. It may be harsh, but it’s time to separate from them. […] Read More

Gender inequality continues to thrive in the one place that should be inclusive and equal – the church. Here are 4 ways men can support women in ministry roles in our churches. […] Read More

While U.S. adults express many beliefs affirming evangelical positions, many affirm views typically deemed unorthodox by evangelicals, a report found. […] Read More

In our fractured world, it’s tempting to withdraw from the fray or even deepen the gulf. Neither choice advances God’s kingdom. Instead, we must live a ministry of grace. […] Read More