Membership Decline Post-COVID for Churches

Membership Decline Post-COVID for Churches

5 years ago I posted this article as a reflection. I’ve revamped it and now ask, what will church membership look like post-COVID? I have a hunch. Purely a guess, but 25-50% membership decline. Not everyone, but as a whole. We’re noticing how little we...

Why Debt and Seminary or Bible College Don’t Mix

**Repost from 2012, 2015, with updates.** In May 2019, billionaire Robert F Smith declared to the graduating class of 2019 at Morehouse college in Atalanta, GA, that he would cover their student debt. 400 students had amassed approximately $40 million in student loans...
Why Don’t Church Planters Collaborate?

Why Don’t Church Planters Collaborate?

What would it look like if we built church planters and leaders to join existing churches in the neighborhood regardless of affiliation? *Originally posted in 2015, edited, and reposted.* I remember when I started my first church plant in 2009. Within a couple of...