The Sunday School Challenge – Step 1

Step 1: Pray Two things I know. First, God has a plan for your church and your community. Secondly, God wants to use you in accomplishing His plan in your church and in your community. The book by Henry Blackaby entitled, Experiencing God, taught us to “find where God is working and join Him”. One […]

Start Something!

Recently I was with a group of church leaders and the issue of reaching the lost came up. One of the leaders asserted that it seems the churches are all going after the same people, while the truly lost in our communities have little outreach to them. He’s absolutely right. Many of our standard church […]

The Sunday School Challenge – Overview

Over the last three or four decades, Sunday School Enrollment and Sunday School Attendance have steadily and consistently declined. There were a few bumps of growth, but the trend line has been heading down. Over the last several years God has challenged me to try and simplify what the average church needs to do to […]

Olive Tree Parenting

Olive trees produce one of the most desired and sought after fruits around the world. The trees can live for thousands of years. The olive and the olive tree is spoke of in the Bible on numerous occasions. Including a few references to family life, like in Psalms 128:3 (NLT) – “Your children will be like […]

Protect Your Congregation

What Can You Do to Protect Your Congregation?

Houses of worship are considered soft targets for those intent on doing evil. In response to the ongoing threat, the Department of Homeland Security has several resources for congregations to review and implement as they desire. Some of these resources include: Hometown Security Report which outlines the challenges and how to prepare for potential threats. […]

Ideas Out Loud

Ideas Out Loud

One of our goals is to provide tools and resources to the many churches in our great state. We do this through conferences, literature, digital media, and more. From 2016-2018, we produced a podcast called Ideas Out Loud. In it, we interviewed various leaders and experts in a variety of ministry-related fields, including VBS, discipleship, […]

Lee Strobel’s Full Presentation (ECON)

Due to a power outage during ECON, Lee Strobel’s message was cut short. He recently gave the same message at another event, and has allowed us to publish the video here. Please enjoy! Video credit: Southern Baptists of Texas

Is My Church RePlant Ready?

RePlanting has become a hot topic for denominations. With 65%-80% of churches in decline and many communities transitioning demographically, new visions and strategies must be developed to reach people with the Gospel and build healthy congregational life. Sometimes, churches can’t go on as they are to accomplish that purpose. RePlanting is a way to redeem […]