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In-Person Church Attendance Is Here To Stay (But 5 Ways It’s Changing In the Future)

By Carey Nieuwhof: As things continue to change and the crisis we’re in drags on, you’re probably asking what’s going to happen to physical church attendance in the future. That’s a really important question. The good news is that as long as there are people, people will gather. The need […]

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Millennials, Gen Z and Your Church with Benjamin Windle

By unSeminary: Thanks so much for joining us for another unSeminary podcast. Today we’re talking with Benjamin Windle. A native Australian, Benjamin has worked as a youth and young adult pastor in the US and currently helps churches develop Generational Intelligence in reaching Millennials and Gen Z through an assortment […]

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3 Ideas For Increasing Your Influence With Gen Z

This post on influencing Gen Z is written by Shane Sanchez. Shane is The InsideOut Director for Gwinnett Church (a campus of North Point Ministries.) I recently interviewed Shane on ChurchPulse Weekly. You can listen to the interview here.  By Shane Sanchez Does the idea of influencing the next generation […]

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Is America Burning Out? (How to Minister to an Exhausted, Cynical Culture)

by Carey Nieuwhof: You know that people burn out. In fact, given the way you feel, you may have asked whether that’s what happening to you. But here’s a deeper question. Can a culture burn out? And if the answer is yes, any chance that’s happening to America in this […]

PODCAST 071: Nils Smith & A Futurist's View of an Innovative, Entrepreneurial Church

The Church.Digital: In the midst of this pandemic, we’re taking a moment to talk with one of the pioneers of the Church Online movement. Nils Smith was there from practically day one, diving into Church Online when the social media platform of choice was MySpace (yes, Myspace). This conversation is […]

What 'The Office' is Teaching Us About Church Online

by The Church.Digital: Ministry is weird. It essentially boils down to being all things to all people “for the sake of the gospel” so that we can win them to eternal life in Jesus Christ. That’s not a normal thing. Usually we’re told to be who we were created to […]

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2nd Main Stage Session Recap: Surrendering to Obedience-Based Disciple Making

by discipleship.org: In our second main stage session, we focused on what it means to follow King Jesus in obedience. Here are the five things we noted from the 2nd main stage speaker sessions: 1.  North American’s Have a Problem with Obedience. We value freedom as a culture, and we […]

Part Two: A Hub and Spoke Model to Create Digital Community for Small Groups and Sunday School

In part one of this article, we looked at four important criteria for creating digital community in your church, and gave some quick recommendations if you want to pursue a decentralized approach where you empower individual group leaders with one or more suggested platforms, provide coaching and training on those […]

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Redeeming Rural

Home > Blog > Redeeming Rural Redeeming Rural By Josh Laxton A couple weeks ago the Laxton house couldn’t agree on a movie for family movie night, so my wife clicked on Hoosiers. Now, a movie as old as Hoosiers certainly raised my children’s eyebrows—and even complaints—since they weren’t born […]

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Three Ways for the Church to Seek Peace

Home > Blog > Three Ways for the Church to Seek Peace Three Ways for the Church to Seek Peace By Josh Laxton The influence of Christianity upon Western society seemingly has become a past experiment. As the Enlightenment experience failed—failing to eliminate all societal ills and bring about a […]