Entries by Lane Corley

5 Ways to Have Fun and Reach Out This Fall

Fall is a favorite time of year for all of us in the South as weather cools and football season kicks off. Fall also offers some great open doors for reaching out to the community through your church or small group. Here’s a few ideas for getting on the “Go…” (Matthew 28:19-20) this Fall: 1. […]

9 Keys to a Successful Church Revitalization

Earlier this year, I got to spend some time with leaders from First Baptist Church West Monroe and The Way Church in Denham Springs to talk about their successful church revitalization endeavors over the last few years. The Stories: Fairbanks Baptist Church in Sterlington, LA, had a history of decline and was struggling to keep […]

How to Baptize More People at Your Church 

People in the water being baptized serves as a highlight and significant spiritual marker in the life of an individual and a church. Recently, I polled a few of our highest baptizing church plants in Louisiana and found that they have 5 intentional practices that every church can do to increase baptisms: 1. Pray & […]

Why Block Parties?

One intentional form of community outreach is the evangelistic block party. Recently I was asked if block parties are effective or just something else to add to a long list of things that keep Christians busy, without bearing fruit. Here’s a few reasons why I think block parties are a great tool in the outreach […]

A Look at the Gospel in Louisiana

Where in Louisiana do we need new churches? The infographic below shows there are still parts of our state that are without significant evangelical presence. The top five least evangelical areas include St. James Parish – which shows up as one of the least reached counties in North America! See how many evangelicals live in […]

What is Lent? “The Season of the Cross”

This week marks the beginning of a major religious celebration around the world called Lent. In our area it means FRIDAY’S ARE FOR SEAFOOD! What is Lent exactly? In brief: For Roman Catholics, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and other liturgical protestant denominations (those with a continuous history before AD 1500), Lent is the forty day […]