– Bill Taylor I was shocked to receive a writing assignment from the Baptist Association of Christian Educators titled, The Leadership Vacuum in Church Leadership, yet that title is an apt description of most churches today. The word vacuum stems from the Latin adjective vacuus for “vacant” or “void.” The word meaning of vacuum is…

There are two questions rising to the surface during this stage of the COVID-19 crisis: When will we be be coming back to the church building? How will will we be coming back to the church building? God tells us in the book of Proverbs that, “Without guidance, people fall, but with many counselors there…

– Boyd Pelley The very core of our mission as church educators is to provide the tools to make sure people are connected, cared for, discipled and launched into ministry. Intrinsically, we know that technology ought to be able to help us accomplish this mission and in many ways it has. If nothing else, it…

“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…

It’s amazing how quickly normality can be cancelled! All “normal” best practices for Sunday School and Small Groups have been turned upside down in recent days, which has left most church leaders in our culture scurrying about trying to determine how we are going to continue discipleship in a COVID-19 world. Yet, there is one…

– 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…