Entries by Lane Corley

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 […]

10 Biblical & Practical Ways to Get Involved in Church Planting Today

There’s no right or wrong way to support church planting & multiplication in Louisiana & beyond. Don’t let failure of imagination or the excuse, “I don’t know how,” keep you and your church from engaging the lost through church planting and multiplication. Here’s 10 Biblical & practical ways to get involved IMMEDIATELY: Engage in strategic […]