Let’s start with some great news: Generosity is thriving across all generations. Perhaps that feels like an inconsistent statement when you look at the reality that less than 10% of younger generations (Gen Z and Millennials) would say they most frequently choose to be generous through monetary giving. Beyond younger generations, the numbers are not […]
Social media chatter has revealed mixed reactions to the Sunday services rap megastar Kanye West is holding. West professed saving faith in Jesus Christ, and for the past year or so, he has been hosting servicesto be “a way to point people to Jesus through the arts and through a community of people who love and care […]
Top 5 FAQs Regarding Minister’s Housing Allowance What the Recent Court Victory Means for You by Greg Love It’s everyone’s favorite topic —taxes! That’s right! Today we’re talking about minister’s housing allowance —where it stands today, how we got here and what it means for you. In a handful of cases heard in the early 2010s, the […]
How Can a Survivor Thrive After Sexual Abuse? by Jennifer Michelle Greenberg Abuse has, tragically, been a part of the story of more people than we dared imagine. And the devastating truth is that much of this abuse has happened within the church, by those who proclaim God’s name. Jenn Greenberg is one of those […]
By Jessica Burke When Rosaria Butterfield was first invited by Pastor Ken Smith to dinner at his house over twenty years ago, she was antagonistic towards the gospel. She was a tenured dean at Syracuse University immersed in a feminist, lesbian community. She hated Christians like Ken and his wife Floy and only accepted his […]
Does Jesus give Christians the authority to handle criminal offenses and accusations in the church without going to the governing authorities?
This is not just a problem “out there” in the culture. It has impacted people in our pews and people we are trying to reach with the gospel.
Is Saving For Retirement Biblical? Why Saving for Tomorrow Isn’t About a Lack of Faith Today by Greg Love Working alongside pastors and ministry partners over the years, I’ve noticed that the concept of retirement—especially in the most formal sense of the word —can at times carry a negative connotation. And I understand why. For most, ministry […]
By Matt Rogers We want to be a church that is an aircraft carrier to the nations. That is, we want our church to be a runway for sent ones. I’ve cast this vision hundreds of times in the life of our ten-year-old church in Greenville, South Carolina. By virtue of our location, we have […]
By Julie Simmons Picture the scene – you are driving your shiny, new car past well-manicured lawns on a bright, sunny day. You and your well-dressed friends are laughing at a clever joke. All of you are perfectly happy, without a care in the world. The commercials would make you think it is all because of your new […]