You can lead your church through the holidays this year in a way that brings connection and growth. Are you wondering how your church should navigate the Christmas season during the pandemic? In a year where everything is different, how should we handle our church’s holiday events? We love the traditions that come with Thanksgiving and […]
Reach Out on Holidays
It’s that time of year again. Holiday busyness amps up to ridiculous levels as you work hard to celebrate Jesus’ birth. But privately you wonder if any good will come of it. Will your church be any different, any better, come January? Is Christmas something that just blurs past, or can it be a time that brings strength […]
As Mother’s Day approaches, every pastor’s inbox will be filled with clips and links to fun and sentimental videos about moms. These may be just the right thing to add spice to your Mother’s Day sermon, but your service should not be built around moms. You read it right. Mother’s Day should be about men. Here’s why: 1. On a […]
For those of us who lead local churches, Easter is our Super Bowl. More people attend. More people come to Christ. There’s excitement. There’s hope. And then there’s the week after Easter. One of your lowest attended Sundays of the year. Why? Because everyone attends on Easter. All of your Chreasters, all your once-in-a-whilers, once-a-month-ers, and twice-a-month-ers. […]
You want to make the most of Easter this year, but your to-do list looms large. And you want to do what’s most important. What can you do that will make a big impression on your guests and have a spiritual impact on them after they go home? Give them a copy of The God Questions Gift Edition. Here’s why I recommend […]
This is the time of year when Christians like to read about the birth of their Savior. The hallmark accounts are found in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2. But Christmas passages are found in several other places in Scripture as well.
If you’re looking for “new” and “fresh” accounts of the incarnation, here are a few you may want to read this season:
Christmas visitors are not like normal visitors. Every year a significant percentage of them will leave your Christmas services with good feelings, but no thoughts of returning soon. They came because it was the thing to do. They don’t expect to be back until Easter. How can you change those expectations so they’ll return sooner?
Chreasters are easy to reach and hard to keep. The easy part is getting them to one of your holiday
services. They’re actually out there looking for a place to attend on those days. The difficult part is getting them to return on a regular Sunday. How do you persuade someone to come back to church who has no intention of doing so?
Easter is the most important day on the church calendar. Not only is it the day Jesus won the victory over death; it’s the day more people become Christians than any other day. I want to take full advantage of this once-a-year opportunity. So every year at this time, New Song begins what we call our […]