– 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…

– Randy Tompkins Information about people living in a specific area of your church’s ministry area can be beneficial to the planning of activities and events for your church. Using community data such as the age of the people, the number of children, youth, or senior adults, and other information can allow church leaders to…

– 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…