LifeWay Dr. Thom Rainer: Four Ways Churches Break Attendance Barriers

Almost anytime I mention numbers related to church life, I anticipate some responses about the value of numbers and congregations. In the 1980s, this type of discussion came primarily from more liberal churches that weren't growing. Some of these leaders felt that declining membership and attendance was likely a sign of health. The members who really cared about the church were the ones who remained. They could make the biggest difference without the more nominal members remaining as obstacles.




Billy Graham: Real Hope Starts with Prayer

"The goal is to share the love and hope of the Gospel with people in every corner of America, in every neighborhood possible, during 2013," Billy Graham writes in his new prayer letter.


Billy Graham's grandson, Will Graham: God Loves Kenya

Has God ever laid something on your heart that has motivated you to go out of your way to minister to somebody or to a group of people? God has instilled in me a huge desire to preach to the Kenyan people the message of love, hope and peace that only He can bring.




What Donut Day Can Teach Christian Event Promoters

As I write this blog post, Donut Day is winding down. In 1938 the Salvation Army started this annual event as a fundraiser during the Great Depression. A search in Google News for "Donut Day" shows 12,400 results. Few Christian events obtain this kind of media attention.



If Preaching Was Like Playing

I went to the Blue Jay game last week. The Rays were in town and I like to go and cheer/jeer for my buddy Ben who plays for the bad guys. "You stink! And thanks for the tickets!"

Linking with BGEA to Spread Gospel

May 16, 2013 - How do you share a clear Gospel message on your church or business website? Many are finding that linking to PeaceWithGod.net is an easy – and concise – way to tell others about a relationship with Jesus.


John Piper Interviews Rick Warren on Doctrine

This 98 minute interview that I did with Rick Warren was recorded on May 1, 2011, during the Desiring God Regional Conference at Saddleback Church. It's the fulfillment of a commitment we made when Rick was not able to come in person to the Desiring God National Conference in Minneapolis in October, 2010.


Pray For America: 50-DAY Prayer Calendar

As we Pray for America, who’s pledge of allegiance recounts that we are “one nation under God”, and whose currency states that it is “in God we trust”, we want American’s to encounter the God who rules over their country. He is the One who gave us this promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14

Finding Photos to Share the Gospel

Perhaps you've wanted to include photos with your articles about the Gospel but have questions about copyright or didn't know where to find photos. This article is an attempt to answer those kinds of questions.

5 Minute Gospel Challenge

I would like to thank everyone that has read my articles and participated in Internet Evangelism Day. Since this year's event has passed, I have been thinking about how we can be more effective in the future.


God Bless the Missionaries

A strange pattern seems to have developed in how we pray. The bulk of our praying is for ourselves and our needs. Corporate prayer is dominated by intercession for those sick and suffering.

Ways to Promote Blog Posts

Internet Evangelism Day 2013 has passed but our obligation to share the Gospel remains. The following infographic lists 30 ways to promote blog posts. You might find this information helpful.

Observations of Internet Evangelism Day 2013

Internet Evangelism Day has come and gone ... and almost no one noticed. Only 11 tweets mentioned the #ieway hashtag on Internet Evangelism Day and almost 30 tweets mentioning "internet evangelism" were tweeted on April 21st.

Hashtag Tips for Internet Evangelism and Networking

Besides labeling information, these tags can be helpful in networking. For example, church staff members attending the Verge 2013 discipleship conference used the #Verge13 hashtag to identify conference-related tweets.