How Rituals Can Knit Your Family Together

“For most of my life, I rejected the “r” word. Ritual. After all, why would I want to pray someone else’s prayer? (Never mind the fact that this is precisely what we do when we read the Psalms.) Who wants to perform a mindless activity? Eventually, I realized that I had a hyper-individualistic conception of […]

What is a Healthy Small Group?

“We all want healthy small groups. But without a central focus on God and growing in our faith, we are simply a gathering of people who meet for coffee when it’s convenient. Coffee is great but healthy groups practice spiritual habits that form hearts and lives into being disciples of Jesus.” In many churches, tis’ […]

7 Suggestions TO DO When a Church Is In Decline

“There are no cookie-cutter solutions for reversing a church in decline. Churches have unique characteristics because they have different people. There are different reasons that cause decline. It could be anything from poor leadership to being locked into the traditions of men or simply a change in population in the community. It’s difficult to copy what […]