Monday, February 19, 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
How to Offer Help and Counsel After a Mass Shooting
Unsure how to respond or minister to people after a mass shooting? These resources can help.
Sin has broken everything. When tragedy strikes in the form of a school shooting, it reminds us of this harsh reality and wrenches our hearts no matter how close or far we may be from the people and communities affected by the violence and grief. Because of the world we live in today and the speed and unfiltered nature of our access to news around the world, school shootings and other tragedies require us to be ready to counsel and lead our churches and loved ones through these situations at a moment's notice.
Whether you are counseling a family member of a school shooting victim, having a conversation with a child about a news report he or she saw on television, or taking preventative measures to protect your church from a similar tragedy, we want to help. Following is a collection of articles, Bible study discussion guides, video training, and podcasts to help you, your churches, and your families.
Bible Study Discussion Guides
For the next two weeks, the Church Safety and Security training on Ministry Grid is available for FREE. Select a training below and log in with your LifeWay ID or register for a free account. Then click the “Add To My Tasks” button in the description to get started.
The training includes:
Friday, February 16, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Don't miss being a part of one of these Pastor Date Nights coming to Texas in March! These will be great nights of fun, food, and fellowship for ministry leaders and their spouses. If you serve in any staff leadership role, register now! Registration deadline is one week prior to event.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
By Bob Smietana
Church collection plates were a little bit fuller last fall, according to Nashville-based LifeWay Research.
About 40 percent of Protestant pastors say their churches received more offerings in 2017 than in 2016.
Three-quarters say their church met or exceeded budget.
And only about a third say the economy gave their church trouble.
Those are among the findings of a new report from LifeWay Research, based on a survey of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors. LifeWay Research has tracked the impact of the economy on churches since 2009, said Scott McConnell, executive director, and this is the first time the majority of pastors said the economy isn’t troubling their church.
“The past decade has been difficult for many church budgets,” said McConnell. “But things seem to be looking up.”
Read more here...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018