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FIRST-PERSON: Coronavirus and your church
Mar08

FIRST-PERSON: Coronavirus and your church

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BP)—At the time of this article, we really have no idea if coronavirus will become a pandemic or if we have it under control. Though I tend to be optimistic about it, there are certainly perspectives on both sides of this issue. You who are leaders in churches, though, need to begin thinking about how your church should respond right now rather than later. By the way, I am grateful to the community of Church Answers....

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9 trends on Christmas Eve services
Dec03

9 trends on Christmas Eve services

Christmas Eve is a few weeks away. Most churches have some type of Christmas Eve service, but we are seeing clear trends in how churches approach them. Every time we communicate something about these services, we get a lot of comments and questions. In that context, here is an update on nine clear trends we are seeing: It is growing in importance. Non-Christians are more likely to come to worship services on Christmas Eve than any...

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Six statements that can kill a church
Jan16

Six statements that can kill a church

Words can kill. Words can kill churches because they often have deadly actions behind them. As we begin this new year, please allow me to share six statements that I have heard from church members whose churches have died. Please hear that last statement again: These are statements from church members whose churches have already closed their doors. I am convinced these statements were major contributors to the churches’ demise. “We...

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Like so many other organizations around the state and country, Oklahoma Baptists are closely monitoring news and information about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).Learn More Here.