All Hands on Deck; The Situation is Dire

All Hands on Deck; The Situation is Dire

The spirit of God is moving in nontraditional ways. More precisely, God’s creative nature takes the spirit outside the walls of the church engaging humans where we dwell. When the pandemic closed the doors of church buildings all across the globe, God’s spirit moved...
What’s Up – or Down – with Giving?

What’s Up – or Down – with Giving?

How is your church doing financially in these pandemic days? Do you know? I set out to write a column about financial shortfalls congregations are facing as fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues. It was inspired mainly by a recent email from my own church...
After COVID-19, We’ll Need Churches Who Heal

After COVID-19, We’ll Need Churches Who Heal

“Pastor, this has been overwhelming for my family.” “I feel like I’m stuck in grief because we did not get to mourn with our friends and family.” “I miss singing with my friends at church.” “I have not seen anybody in four months except the nurses who come to check on...