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Why we no longer want to volunteer

Why we no longer want to volunteer

We inherently love the idea of volunteering, it is in our DNA. It's just we don't have time or space anymore. We still love volunteering; we just hope someone else will do it for us.
The Effectiveness of the Small Church: What the Statistics Really Say

The Effectiveness of the Small Church: What the Statistics Really Say

Well, larger churches are more likely to be growing numerically through having more switchers from other churches and retaining their young adults
NORTH KOREA | Surviving 72 years of persecution

NORTH KOREA | Surviving 72 years of persecution

North Korea is the most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian. Leading the World Watch List for the 16th year in a row.
What’s happening to service attendance?

What’s happening to service attendance?

The attendance issue I was retreating with a group of senior pastors recently when the subject of attendance at Sunday services came up. The general consensus among these pastors was that ‘committed’ Christians come to
My Love-Hate Relationship with New Technology

My Love-Hate Relationship with New Technology

I love new technology (in ‘new technology’ I am including hardware, software, and ways of communication). I certainly didn’t get this passion from my father, who has never touched a computer in his life. He
Rewarded for service?

Rewarded for service?

Initially, the idea of God blessing us for serving him appears to be out of keeping with the call to sacrificially follow Christ. Christians have no need to constantly look for rewards for the sacrifices
A Godless Australia?

A Godless Australia?

Over the last few months of 2016, two important sources of facts about religion in Australia have been released.
Learning about Leadership from Donald Trump

Learning about Leadership from Donald Trump

With many other Aussies, I have watched with amazement the rise of Donald Trump as a politician.
My Childhood Church

My Childhood Church

Recently, I received an anonymous letter lamenting (among a number of things) the lack of a tie (or was it a suit and tie?) in a photo
Breaking the 200 Barrier

Breaking the 200 Barrier

Research on churches over the last 50 years has shown that many churches struggle to grow past 200 people in worship attendance.