As we get to the end of another year, I thought it would be great to share the top 10 ChurchMag posts. Of course this has been a pandemic / COVID-19 dominated year. There are many things that have happened in the world and in church space but those reflections will be for another post. For now, here are the top 10 ChurchMag 2020 posts.[Read more…] about The Top 10 ChurchMag 2020 Posts – Most Read
The COVID-19 pandemic is the story of the year, and it will be the story that defines much of the 2020’s as a decade. It is so big that it is the backdrop of dozens of other stories and the launching pad for enough grievance pieces to give your sixty year-old aunt enough stuff to share on Facebook till she turns ninety.
One particular windmill that these grievance pieces attack is the closure of churches in several states across the US. I’ve seen an unending stream of articles, blog posts, and social media posts arguing that churches must be opened immediately. Even some of my agnostic / atheistic friends are offended by this outrage![Read more…] about Church Is Not Essential: Lessons From COVID-19
I don’t know about you, but a year ago I would have struggled to think about doing evangelism online. I’ve got some friends that work in those fields and I always come back to the same questions with them. Does it work? Doesn’t it feel a bit weird? Are people who wouldn’t consider themselves Christ followers willing to explore faith online? How do you connect new believers to local churches? How can more people be involved in it?[Read more…] about Evangelism Online? How Can Churches Do It?
Just over a month ago we started a survey to see how COVID has affected Christians and the role technology has played. How have churches, at least from the perspective of respondents, been affected? We’re naturally curious people and we wondered what sort of trends there might be.
- Has people’s faith been strengthened or weakened?
- What role has technology played in this time?
- What technology have people found the most helpful?
- How have churches leveraged technology during this time?
- What opportunities have been seized or missed?
With a global pandemic, we have all had our share of video calls and Zoom meetings. There have been thousands of in-person conferences that have either been canceled or transformed into webinars.
Will the conferences we have come to know ever return? Will webinars replace them?[Read more…] about Will Conferences Ever Return?[Podcast #317]
After months of a global pandemic and economic strain, what effect has it had on church planting?
Join the conversation on this week’s episode by using the #cmagcast hashtag or send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll share your comment on a future podcast.[Read more…] about Church Planting In Times Of A Pandemic [Podcast #316]