Strategies to Engage Black Millennials – The Sling-Shot Generation

  Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power. Psalm 145:4   Church and the Millennial Challenge Church growth and retention is a desire Continue Reading

From Butts in the Pews to Views: How to Calculate Online Worship Attendance

From “Butts in the Pews” to Views: How to Calculate Online Worship Attendance COVID-19 Worship Changes In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a drastic change in worship practices for Florence Continue Reading

resilien·city: a resurrected, resilient community

   a pastor’s vision for transforming a dying church into a resurrected, resilient community When I first came to Old West Church from Georgia, I was told it was a Continue Reading

Lord, Have Mercy: The Order of Confession and Forgiveness, Mystagogical Preaching, and the “Southern Way of Life”

Like most Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America, Beth-Eden Lutheran Church begins every worship service with The Order of Confession and Forgiveness:[1] As worship begins, water is poured into a baptismal Continue Reading

Embodying Resurrection: A Theology for Church Revitalization

Rising from the Ashes One of the most often remarked upon attributes of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is the beauty of its sanctuary, most notably, its stained glass windows. Continue Reading