21st Century Evangelism

By Bill Easum

Commitment to organized religion is now declining at the same time the public passionately pursues personal, spiritual journeys. How ironic that established/mainline denominations are shrinking during one of the most intensely spiritual periods in North American history. Aside from the spiritual malaise of many churches, two cultural changes lie behind this decline.

First, […]

What Are You Measuring – Expanded

When I posted this on my blog I had no idea I would get some many emails asking for more clarification on how to go about deciding on what to measure and how to actually do it. So here does the expanded version of my blog post.

The old adage “you get what you measure” […]

Virtual Discipleship: Part 02

Online discipleship presents some significant challenges, not the least of which is “We’ve never done it that way before!” In Part 01, we looked at some of the ways you can get online, including a bit of some How To’s. In this part, we’ll look at some of the more exciting things we’re seeing […]

Virtual Discipleship: Part 01

“So, what about online discipleship? How do you make that work?”

A quick perusal of churches on the internet reveals that the US church is all over the map in terms of virtual discipleship offerings. Many churches have virtually nothing at all (pun intended!). Some have opted to turn their Bible Studies and Sunday School […]

It’s Not a Bookmark

I wandered back into my church office the other day. I hadn’t been there in a month. As I sat in my office chair I glanced over at my Snoopy Calendar Cubes. It said March 11 …

March 11. That’s the last time I worked out of my office some twenty-two weeks ago. Since […]

Cyber Security for the Church?!

By Guest Blogger Craig Huss

Published in Net Results Magazine, Nov-Dec 2019

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, known as GivingTuesday, is a day set aside for people to support the organizations, causes and communities that mean the most to them – often through charitable online donations.

It’s a significant time for religious organizations, which are the nation’s largest […]

Pastor, You’re NOT the Secretary

It happened again. I was speaking with a pastor of a small church at a training event and they admitted that they created the bulletin every week. I asked if anyone else could do it and the pastor said, “No one will step up. I’ve tried.”

That’s not acceptable. Ever. There’s no way a pastor […]

Ummm … Coffee!

Anyone who spies me in the morning has a pretty good idea that coffee is one of my best friends. A good cuppa is my near-constant companion from breakfast until an hour before lunch.

Except when I’m a visitor at church … or at least at most churches.

You see, although I’m not a […]

Disciple More by Leveraging What You’re Already Doing

Every week, thousands of pastors spend hours and hours creating a sermonic masterpiece that will be heard once by fewer than 60 people.
Every week, tens of thousands of Sunday school classes will meet to educate and ostensibly disciple less than a dozen people.

The same goes for Bible studies, small group studies, and so on.

All […]

On Not Being Nice for the Sake of the Gospel

The following is one of our most asked-for blog posts.  It was written two decades ago, but it is still as relevant today as it was then.

Throughout all my consulting ministry, I have seen a disturbing pattern: most established churches are held hostage by one or two bullies. Either one individual or a small group […]