What the Church Needs to Know about Families with Special Needs

What the Church Needs to Know about Families with Special Needs

You see them. You know they’re there. You might even provide a great Special Needs ministry for their child or young adult. But have you ever focused on what a family who has a kid with special needs might want you to know? After talking with lots of churches who serve families who have kids with special needs, and with the families themselves, here are some things we’ve learned and wish you’d know too. Their kid is awesome Every kid is unique and special to their parent, but here’s what we... Read More
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