Every brand has a shelf life . . . even church brands.
January is the month for self-improvement. It’s a time to reflect, refocus, and restart.
Christmas is a time of reconciliation between God and sinners, but what about reconciliaton between sinner and sinner?
When it comes to extending generosity, how far is far enough?
So what is "it" and what do you do with it?
If we were willing to walk through the pain of obedience to discover the promise of obedience.
How can you appreciate the holiday season when life has turned upside down?
God's rules remind us we need someone we don't deserve: a Savior.
Be Rich, our annual giving and serving campaign, is one way we can shine corporately.
God has given us the opportunity to create churches unchurched people love to attend. We're about to do something unprecedented.
No one wants to be average. Average isn't a positive thing in our world of superlatives.
What do you do when there's nothing you can do?
You need community and somebody in community needs you.
Have you ever tried to convince people they have to try something you've experienced, only to realize some things are beyond explanation?
Everyone wants life, liberty, and happiness. But few experience them to the fullest. Why is that?
What if you were confident you had the answer to the most important question about your faith?
We all love a great story. Whether a legend, a book, or a feature film, a story is compelling. But the most compelling stories are the ones that are . . . Based on a True Story.
How to ensure next time won't be like last time.
Why put your faith in Jesus as your Savior? The answer is history's great mystery.
With all that's wrong in the world, why would God choose to become one of us?
What does it mean to be a church unchurched people love to attend?
Whether it's the big game or a little argument, you'd pick winning. But what if the choice wasn't that simple?
Did you know there's a question that makes it easy to determine the answer to all the other questions?
A special Christmas devotion to close out 2013.
What if our desire to do what is right in our own eyes has consequences for ourselves and the people we love?
Imagine the difference the church could make in the community if we were known as the most generous and compassionate people.
From the very beginning, our vision has been to create a church that unchurched people LOVE to attend.
Solomon said a cheerful one is good medicine. Shakespeare said absence makes it grow fonder. Celine Dion said it would go on. It's all about the heart.
Control gives us the illusion of stability and happiness . . . but it's just an illusion.
Everything has a beginning. It's not always comfortable. It's not always easy. But it's a starting point.
Have you ever had a bad church experience? Did it drive you away or just drive you crazy? You are not alone.
Jesus invites everyone to follow him . . . especially unbelievers and misbehavors.
Lots of people respect Jesus as a teacher. But the men who recorded his story were clear that what Jesus taught isn't as important
It's often the little things that unexpectedly have the biggest impact in our lives. They sit there, hiding in plain sight, waiting to be noticed again.
Have you ever felt like God made you a promise? Or maybe broke one?
Ever feel like you can't catch your breath? Perhaps you need some...[inhale]...breathing room...[exhale].
The Perfect Christmas
When God is silent, are you tempted to think he's absent?
Church is a stewardship. It isn't about us. To be a church unchurched people love to attend, we must be fully engaged.
The more you have, the more you want. It's a cycle that begs to be broken and the Bible contains unexpected insights into how this can be accomplished.
What do you do when you just can’t seem to do what you know you ought to?
Some of us are owned by our past regrets. For others it's the uncertainty of the future. Regardless of what owns us, we all want to be free.
Whether our childhoods were good or bad, we all want something better for our children. When it comes to your family, what does your preferred future look like?
Why is it that we can sit in church week after week and it makes little difference in our lives?
Have you ever wondered what God would say if he talked to himself?
With great power comes great responsibility... and the freedom to neglect it.
Every relationship has a climate—sunny, stormy, or even icy. Which of your relationships need a climate change?
Is the idea of Jesus rising from the dead so hard to believe that you cherry-pick his teachings and refute the resurrection?
Ask 100 people to define it. You'll get 100 different answers.
Regardless of our pasts and abilities, God can do miraculous things through us when we bring our lives to Him.
Not a day goes by that we're not tempted to compare ourselves to the people around us. Sure, it's exhausting. But what can we do about it?
Everybody hurts. Someone has to pay.
At some point, following Christ will cost you something. Will it be worth it?
If you are a follower of Jesus, is baptism still on your "to-do" list? Maybe it's time to finally go public.
Is something in your life—a habit, a relationship, a debt—that deserves your attention?
Do the current circumstances of your life seem random and unconnected? Perhaps they are not as random as they seem.
The story of Christmas—God's most important message to mankind–shouldn't be complicated.
Do you give to the church because it feels good? What if there's a better way? What if there's a way your giving can make an immea
The church is famous for leveraging guilt. But what if guilt isn't a church issue?
Is the immeasurable life attainable or just another hopeless pursuit?
What do we do when our prayers are unanswered and our circumstances go from bad to worse?
Do you have a habit you wish you could change but wonder where to start? The answer may surprise you!
When it comes to the state of our nation everyone has an opinion on whose to blame. Regardless of whether you think it's Wall Street, Main Street, or 1600 Pensylvannia Avenue, there are a few things we can all agree on.
Jesus said stumbling blocks are inevitable, so what can we do in response to this truth?
Do the words of Jesus ever shock you? Did he really mean to say them? What if he did?
Do you want to make a point, or make a difference?
Tales as old as time, but with truth that is timeless.
All of our challenges have one uncommon thing in common.
If you don't want a marriage like the majority of marriages, then stop dating like the majority of daters!
The Easter story might never have made it out of the first century without these two unlikely characters!
These days it seems there's an app that promises to help you manage every aspect of your life. The Bible is full of similar "apps" that have been collecting 5-star ratings for thousands of years.
Have you ever thought about what God wishes for you?
Two thousand years ago, a gathering of people in a middle-eastern city began a movement that would become known as the church. It's a big deal.
Is it more important to be fair or to do good?