An Often Overlooked Measure Of A Successful Sunday

An Often Overlooked Measure Of A Successful Sunday

It’s Monday morning and the weekly debrief meeting is about to happen. You know the normal questions that are about to be asked. How many people showed up? How much money was given? Who was missing as a volunteer? How many guests did we have? How many views did we get on our online campus? How many likes or retweets did we get? How many people accepted Christ this weekend? These are all of the measurements that your typical staff at a church will look at week after week. These are not... Read More
Andy Stanley Shares About Clarity, Controversy and Irresistible Faith

Andy Stanley Shares About Clarity, Controversy and Irresistible Faith

I first stepped into the doors of Buckhead Church almost seven years ago. As a young leader, I was constantly looking for new ways to approach ministry in different contexts. A friend pointed me toward Andy Stanley and the team at North Point Ministries as an example of those who were doing fresh and innovative things in the church every single week. So that Sunday, I went. And you guys, I was blown away. By the time that hour was up, I’d sought out a volunteer just to ask, “How do you do... Read More
Combatting Spiritual Warfare with Wisdom and Boldness

Combatting Spiritual Warfare with Wisdom and Boldness

When it comes to angels and demons, I have more questions than answers. Have you ever wondered why angels always had to say, “Do not be afraid,” even though they’re on our side? Why did cartoonists illustrate the devil with a pitchfork? Why is it that most of our modern day stories of intense interaction with the spiritual realm come from missionaries serving in countries where some kind of voodoo or black magic is practiced?   Every account of the spiritual realm given to us in the Bible is... Read More
How to Incorporate Social Media into your Weekend Services 

How to Incorporate Social Media into your Weekend Services 

Today it is very rare for someone not to be on social media in some capacity. They may not have accounts on all of the most popular social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or Pinterest) but they have at least one of these. Considering the amount of involvement and engagement on social media channels, it is important that you, as the church, use this to engage your attendees and encourage them to share.  Considering the amount of involvement and engagement on social media... Read More
What is the Church’s Role in Teaching Teens About Social Media?

What is the Church’s Role in Teaching Teens About Social Media?

Much can be said about the way social media is used by young people today—and it’s not always favorable. From cyber bullying to catfishing, there is a lot to be wary of, for sure. But it’s not all bad! Especially when it’s used appropriately. So where does the church exist in all of this? How can we come alongside families to help teach teens about healthy social media usage?   Offer a social media class.  Pull together some resources and some experts in this field from those... Read More