Good News Or Bad News? Reacting To The Latest Data On Baptisms

Good News Or Bad News? Reacting To The Latest Data On Baptisms

In a recent study conducted by Lifeway Research, intriguing patterns have emerged regarding baptism practices among Southern Baptist congregations, especially in the context of the ongoing pandemic. The study, which meticulously gathered data from the Annual Church...
Disciple-SHIFT: What Is (and Isn’t) a Discipleship Pathway?

Disciple-SHIFT: What Is (and Isn’t) a Discipleship Pathway?

The Church Revitalization Podcast – Episode 225 Don’t think about discipleship as a thing the church does. Think of discipleship as everything the church should be doing. In Episode 223 of The Church Revitalization Podcast, we talked about the centrality of the...
Understanding the Four Types of Core Values

Understanding the Four Types of Core Values

In the world of ministry, values aren’t just about what you believe or prefer. They’re the deep-rooted and passionate forces that drive and direct everything you do. Think of them as the pulse of your ministry – they keep things moving and point you in the...
How to Evaluate Your Church’s Mission Statement

How to Evaluate Your Church’s Mission Statement

The Church Revitalization Podcast – Episode 223 If you were asked, “What is the mandate of the Church,” what would your answer be? It’s an important question because what we believe the answer to be becomes our mission. That which we believe to be preeminent in...
The Uncomfortable Truth About Church Decline

The Uncomfortable Truth About Church Decline

In recent years, a quiet crisis has been unfolding within the walls of churches across the United States. It’s a crisis that many congregations are either unaware of or are reluctant to confront. This crisis is the steady and persistent church decline in...