A Millennial Anomaly? Why I’m Still In Church

A Millennial Anomaly? Why I’m Still In Church

Just because Millennials aren’t at your church doesn’t mean they’ve forsaken church.


Hi, I’m Emily, and I’m an anomaly. (Hiiii, Emily.) I’m a Millennial who’s staying in church. I understood (and believed) the gospel when I was just 4, and I’ve been going to church ever since. Sure, I’ve thought about leaving more than once. But let’s just be honest—we all have, haven’t we?

How We Lead in Times of Cultural Shift

How We Lead in Times of Cultural Shift

In many ways, we have lost our home field advantage.


It’s pretty obvious the English-speaking Western world is rapidly changing in regards to faith. The culture is moving in secular and pluralist directions, and away from a more Judeo-Christian influence. As a result, Christians need to re-learn how to lead effectively in our new post-Christian culture.

Types of Interim Pastors: An Overview

Types of Interim Pastors: An Overview

Some ways churches engage interim pastors


The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 24)

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 24)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.


One-on-One with Randy Frazee about Pastoring and a New Initiative Focused on City Reaching

One-on-One with Randy Frazee about Pastoring and a New Initiative Focused on City Reaching

Become an advocate for people in your city who don't have hope.


I recently had the opportunity to chat with Randy Frazee. Randy is the founder of a new work based out of San Antonio, Texas called Hope4RCity.

Ed: You grew a church from 4,000 people to over 10,000. But you've left to focus on city reaching movements. Why did you make this transition?

Missions Sunday: The Missing Key to the Refugee Crisis: Christian Hospitality towards Muslims (Part One)

Missions Sunday: The Missing Key to the Refugee Crisis: Christian Hospitality towards Muslims (Part One)

A biblical view of hospitality can offer a corrective to the current view of refugees.


We live in a rapidly changing world in which massive amounts of people move from one place to the next. Many people who have come from other places live on the margins of society as socially excluded international refugees or immigrants.

Dealing with Rejection: How to Move Past the "No, Thanks" to Continue Sharing the Gospel

Dealing with Rejection: How to Move Past the "No, Thanks" to Continue Sharing the Gospel

God tends to our hurting hearts.


I was recently on a long car ride with my husband and two kids from Illinois to the northern woods of Minnesota. Anyone who has traveled that kind of distance with younger children before knows it can be rather challenging to find fun ways to break up the ride, without extending the road time.

The Value of Church Planter Assessment and Boot Camps

The Value of Church Planter Assessment and Boot Camps

We identified seven challenges faced by most church planters.


Planting a church is hard enough. It is more difficult when the planter doesn’t have solid support and resources. And we’re not talking about money here. Church planter development is a crucial element to giving new churches a real chance to succeed.

Politics, Elections, and Christians: Reconciling the Church after the Great Divide of 2016

Politics, Elections, and Christians: Reconciling the Church after the Great Divide of 2016

Have you allowed election speech to replace the speech of the 'elect'?


The 2016 American presidential election divided the nation and many churches in a way that is unprecedented. It may seem like a long time ago, but the effects linger, often continuing to cause deeper wounds than we know.

One-on-One with Clayton King about Overcoming the Lies Christians Face

One-on-One with Clayton King about Overcoming the Lies Christians Face

God loves us and is not trying to get even with us.


Ed: First of all, what are the lies that hold us down that need to be replaced that you talk about in your latest book?

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