Justice and Church Planting: August CPLF Gathering

Justice and Church Planting: August CPLF Gathering

Join us at the Church Planting Leadership Fellowship


Weekend Edition—July 15, 2016

Weekend Edition—July 15, 2016

Race, Russia's bad law, Church cookouts, church signs, and more!


The Pastors Out to Save Millennials’ SoulsAmanda Abrams

Great reminder of the need for planting churches in difficult areas.

Learning to Recognize the Shepherd’s Voice

Learning to Recognize the Shepherd’s Voice

No one matures as a disciple on their own.


In John 10, Jesus describes the ideal shepherd. He knows his sheep and his sheep know him. They follow him because they recognize his voice.

Two Statistics Every Church Planter Needs to Know

Two Statistics Every Church Planter Needs to Know

You can’t plant a church without partners.


You can’t plant a church without partners and you can’t grow a healthy church without evangelism. But those will look different for different planters in different contexts.

Leadership Development According to Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Leadership Development According to Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer's wisdom on leadership endures.


Di-ver-si-ty: Overcoming Homogeneity in Our Churches

Di-ver-si-ty: Overcoming Homogeneity in Our Churches

Racial diversity in local churches is a preview of eternity.


Diversity, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is defined as the state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization. It can also mean the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, and the like.

Alcohol Abuse, Perry Noble, and the Church's Response—What Now?

Alcohol Abuse, Perry Noble, and the Church's Response—What Now?

Alcohol and the pastor.


By now, you’ve probably read that Perry Noble is no longer the pastor at NewSpring Church.

The Greenville Online newspaper explained:

Churches in America—Part 3

Churches in America—Part 3

Convictional Christians are not leaving the faith.


In addition to vital trends associated with Protestants and evangelicals, there are three more vital trends that are necessary to make sense of America’s religious landscape.

The rise of non-denominational churches.

Churches in America—Part 2

Churches in America—Part 2

Mainline Protestantism as a whole is hemorrhaging.


Mainline Protestants

Churches in America—Part 1

Churches in America—Part 1

Overall, the Church’s influence on Americans is beginning to fade.


The polls are in and the news is bad for the Church in America. Christianity is on the decline, Americans have given up on God, and the “Nones”—those who have no religious ties—are on the rise. It is indeed true that parts of the Christian Church in America are struggling, while a growing number of Americans are far from God.

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