When I first began working in child welfare over 17 years ago, the Lord had not yet captivated my heart and radically changed my life. Because of this, I had an exceptionally critical eye for the Christians. Especially ones who were foster or adoptive families, and the Church. I saw the Church as an organization …
They blazed a pathway to connect prospective families with the child welfare agency.
The inclusion of people with disabilities in our churches isn’t merely a pro-life issue. It is also a Biblical one.
How To Start A Foster/Adoptive Family Ministry Equipping the Church for Lasting Impact in Child Welfare Eight of ten children were off to school, covering four campuses, three cities, and five grades. She stared with disbelief at the city official. It was mid-morning. The house was almost quiet except for the pair of three-year-olds in …
Facilities are important tools in reaching and leading people. I encourage you to walk through your facility as a guest. Maybe invite someone who has never visited your church to do a walk-through with you. See the space from their perspective.
The church is not immune to confusion when it comes to understanding and applying the bible. Dr. Jeff Myers helps us remedy thoughtlessness in the body of Christ.
Thoughtful Christians don’t fear difficult questions. They expect them. Rather than blind faith, they ask questions such as, “is the Bible really true for everyone, everywhere, all the time? If so, how do I know? How ought this to change my life? How would I explain this belief to others?
If we move before we receive direction from God, we move without His presence. We must wait, knowing that God’s thoughts and plans are different than ours.
With 1 in 4 women making an abortion decision by the age of 49, the likelihood of us encountering someone post-abortive is very high.
A crisis is a magnifier that tends to reveal cracks – but also highlights needs. What type of feedback are you receiving? Are your congregants enjoying your extra emails, texts and phone calls? Has this season revealed your need to spend less time on large group events and more time on one-on-one ministry?