An American Baptist church in Boulder, Colo., was on the brink of closing when a radical redesign of worship, staff and social media presence created the conditions for “resurrection.”

Published in Congregations

Contrary to popular belief — and media reports — Millennials and other young people are not abandoning church, says Baylor University professor Byron Johnson. And the so-called “nones” are not quite as religiously unaffiliated as many think.

Published in Social Issues

A writer and others say stereotyping Millennials as eager for contemporary worship overlooks differences among individuals and the human capacity to change.

Published in Congregations

Church revitalization is increasing, but is there enough interest to spark change?

Published in Congregations
Monday, 14 July 2014 13:43

Selfies

Millennials advocate radical freedom and that’s good. But the shadow side is the devaluing of community.

Published in Trending
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 10:24

Wedding words

On the responsibility, and opportunity, of officiating a wedding in post-Christian America. 

Friday, 14 March 2014 09:44

Millennials at hand

Those 18- to 33-year-olds present a challenge to churches, but they may be more religious than we — or they — think.

Published in Can I Get a Witness?

Organization leaders say college and graduate students are more interested in longer-term, relationship-building projects than they are in quick-hit mission experiences. 

Published in Organizations
Monday, 03 February 2014 22:36

Sunrise, sunset: The Church in America today

Across the United States, many churches are fading, some churches are closing, and a handful of churches are surging with explosive growth. What makes the difference?

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 12:04

'Churchy' lingo turning off Millennials

Accepted phrases like "everything happens for a reason" and "God's in charge" can alienate young people and others who are unfamiliar with the deeper truths behind such jargon, Baptist ministers say. 

Published in Congregations
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