The Future is Here

Recently, on Bloomberg TV, The Titans featured Bill Gates and Mike Bloomberg. Bloomberg said something that all churches should ponder for a week. He said, “Technology will advance more in the next couple of years than it has since the discovery of the light bulb.”  Now give that some thought.  What does it mean to […]

Alternatives for Sunday School

In my book Dancing with Dinosaurs (1993) I predicted the end of adult Sunday school.  Now we are seeing many new Southern Baptist Churches starting with no adult Sunday school and instead small groups that meet in the homes.

Now it’s time to make another prediction which has already begun and will soon be a trend […]

Childrens Ministry, Not in Adult Worship

From Bill Easum

It is almost impossible for worship to adult and kid friendly at the same time. I don’t see this happening in what I consider to be the normal great churches in the US.  There is just too much difference between an adult and a child.
Now, what remains to be seen is how this […]

There are Better Places for Kids than “Big Church”

According to the American Religious Identification Survey (from Trinity College, Hartford, CT) the fastest growing religious affiliation growing in North America is the unaffiliated. Called “the church of the nones” by scholars, these are people who were once affiliated with the Christian faith, but have “opted out” of faith. Although many, perhaps even a […]

Children’s Ministry: A Key Issue for Growing a Church

One of the key issues facing most children’s ministry today is the environment in which the teaching takes place.  Most dying churches have what I call “stale environments.” Kids are expected to enter a classroom, sit down, and be still as if they are supposed to study.  The rooms are void of any data […]