– Allan Taylor. Can a person be a believer and not a disciple? This is a question church leaders are asking as they evaluate how effective the church has been and should be in making disciples. Before answering these questions, the question, “What is a disciple?” must be answered. Defining what a disciple is should…

– Jerry Ross Soon, we will be on the other side of the greatest crisis the world has known in our lifetime – a pandemic that has stifled economies; shuttered schools, businesses, and churches; taken the lives of millions; and, though slowing, is by no means done. One of the side-effects of COVID relates to…

– Dr. Tim Smith I was a high school student sitting at a banquet table with several well-known millionaires and some may have even been billionaires!  I was a national officer of high school club and I was out-of-place on that night!  The topic of conversation was on how those gentlemen had made their fortune. …

I am sure all of you have been in conversations in the local church or with leaders from other churches where the validity of Sunday School is questioned. Most of those conversations are usually built upon assumptions based on one’s legitimate experience of an unhealthy Sunday School model versus a historical and strategic look at…

– Ken Braddy Today I want to call your attention to a book you probably don’t have in your library. The book is an old one, The True Functions of the Sunday School, by one of my heroes, Arthur Flake. Written in 1930 and revised several times, this timeless treasure of advice from LifeWay’s first…

“Zoombombing” has begun to take place now that so many are using the online meeting platform, Zoom. It’s a great resources but, as with all technology, there are those who wish to use it to call attention to themselves and interrupt people who are trying to serve others. Here are 6 steps that could protect…

– Morlee Maynard The “it” here is the church library. Many churches have a space dedicated as a church library. But, many church leaders struggle with what to do with the church library. Many see it as space that could be utilized for meeting or classroom space. This perception is because a clear church library…

– Rick Howerton Many churches believe they’re disciple making churches when, the truth is, they are not. Oftentimes these churches have a misguided view of what disciple making is, have a program in their church they call “discipleship,” or believe that all churches, because they have the title, “church,” is making mature disciples. Here are…

– David Apple If someone were to ask you, “What are the wins for an adult Sunday School group?” how would you respond? How can we tell if we’re successfully accomplishing what a group should be accomplishing?  Let me suggest ten things: Help people grow in love with Jesus and His Word. Ours is a…

– Jeff Ingram When was the last time your church used the word “outreach”? When you use the word “outreach” does your church automatically focus internally on taking care of the needs of current members or focus outward toward a lost world? It seems pretty apparent to me as I work with churches, that many…