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<a href="http://www.TheColumbiaPartnership.org" rel="nofollow">www.TheColumbiaPartnership.org</a> empowers congregations to be vital and vibrant as they pursue their full kingdom potential. Those doing so are considered FaithSoaring churches.
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51% of Churchgoers Don’t Know of the Great Commission

51% of Churchgoers Don’t Know of the Great Commission | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Matthew 28 is the most well-known biblical record of what is commonly referred to as “the Great Commission.” But a new Barna report reveals that a surprising proportion of churchgoing Christians lack familiarity with Jesus’ famous command to “go and make disciples of all nations.”
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Historic churches install metal detectors to prevent terrorism

Historic churches install metal detectors to prevent terrorism | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
If Alexander Hamilton wanted to visit the church where he’s buried today, he’d have to leave his pistol at home.
Historic Trinity Church and St
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How much security in churches is too little, too much, or just right? Of course the context of the church matters.
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How Churches Can Stop Using Stolen Images | Insights into Religion

How Churches Can Stop Using Stolen Images | Insights into Religion | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Start scouring through church websites or worship bulletins and it won’t take long to find stolen images.   According to a survey from Pixsy — an image detection and legal resolution organization — 64 percent of photographers had their images used illegally on the Internet in 2016.   The Rev. David Lewicki , co-pastor of North Decatur Presbyterian Church in Georgia, and an avid blogger, said he understands how it happens, but urges church leaders to think twice.  
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5 Lessons from Moore's Law Every Church Should Learn

5 Lessons from Moore's Law Every Church Should Learn | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Learn about Moore's Law and what the church needs to know about its impact on ministry.
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This Pastor Is Putting His Faith in a Virtual Reality Church

This Pastor Is Putting His Faith in a Virtual Reality Church | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
D.J. Soto believes Christianity can be renewed through worship in virtual reality. His VR mega-church is even attracting atheists.
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5 Surprising Facts About the Worldview of Gen Z - Impact 360 Institute

5 Surprising Facts About the Worldview of Gen Z - Impact 360 Institute | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Who is Gen Z? How do they differ from the Millennials and other generations? What kinds of questions are they asking about God, happiness, and the biggest questions of life? What do they think about topics like science, faith, and church? What is life like for a young Christian in 2018? Are Gen
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Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z - Barna Group

Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z - Barna Group | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Meet Generation Z: The first truly “post-Christian” generation. Barna conducted a major study to examine the culture, beliefs and motivations shaping young people in the U.S. and found that the percentage of 13- to 18-year-olds who identify as atheist is double that of the general population. In this release from the new report, we take a look at Gen Z’s views on faith, truth and the church.
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Is Your Building Impeding Your Mission? - Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Is Your Building Impeding Your Mission? - Lewis Center for Church Leadership | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Mark Teasdale says churches need to be open to renting, selling, or redesigning buildings to further God’s mission.
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At what point does a congregation morph from empowering a movement to managing a museum?
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9 Ways To Reverse A Downward Giving Trend In An Otherwise Healthy Church

9 Ways To Reverse A Downward Giving Trend In An Otherwise Healthy Church | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Even people who love the church and are fully committed to its mission are not giving as much as they once did.
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Visionary Leadership

Visionary Leadership | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference contributes to a new series
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4 Assumptions Pastors Can No Longer Make About Church Giving Patterns

4 Assumptions Pastors Can No Longer Make About Church Giving Patterns | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
While it’s still  true that people stop or slow their giving when they’re unhappy, that is no longer the only reason for a drop in giving.
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The Life Cycle and Stages of Congregational Development

The Life Cycle and Stages of Congregational Development | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
The developmental life of congregations follows a predictable trajectory. Veteran pastor, congregational consultant and coach George Bullard presents a life cycle model that can help leaders understand their congregation’s current life stage and anticipate inevitable transitions. It can als
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Pew: Christmas celebrations, beliefs less religious

Pew: Christmas celebrations, beliefs less religious | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Most Americans believe society is increasingly abandoning the religious aspects of Christmas, according to new Pew Research Center findings, but most Americans are not troubled by the trend. Concurrently, Pew said a religious appreciation of the season is declining among individuals themselves.
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‘Relationships, not programs’: Youth Ministry shares research on young adults

‘Relationships, not programs’: Youth Ministry shares research on young adults | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Two surveys, one of congregations and one of young adults, focused on the question of retention of LCMS youth following confirmation.
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Dear Church: It's Time We Stop Idolizing the Millennials

Dear Church: It's Time We Stop Idolizing the Millennials | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
A decade ago, my wife and I were a young newlywed couple in the process of launching our adult lives, among the first group of so-called millennials to do so. Having started out as Baptist and Methodist, we had denominationally sojourned our way through college and grad school, and picked up degrees in Theology and …
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Church-Based Academic Partnerships—How the Church and the Academy Can Better Connect to Raise...

Church-Based Academic Partnerships—How the Church and the Academy Can Better Connect to Raise... | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Students receive practical ministry training, in context, when church and academia partner.
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Why Hospitality in the Church Matters

Why Hospitality in the Church Matters | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
If we are not constantly evaluating our hospitality in our churches, we may be missing a great opportunity to show the love of God in practical ways.
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4 Reasons Visitors Do Not Return - Lewis Center for Church Leadership

4 Reasons Visitors Do Not Return - Lewis Center for Church Leadership | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Doug Powe says congregations wondering why their visitors don’t return should assess their visitor response and what their church has to offer.
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Quit Trying To Fix Sunday School – Until You’re Sure You Should Have It At All

Quit Trying To Fix Sunday School – Until You’re Sure You Should Have It At All | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
We need to ask better questions, then do whatever ministry answers those questions in the best possible way.
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Internet use may prompt religious ‘tinkering’ | Baptist Standard

Internet use may prompt religious ‘tinkering’ | Baptist Standard | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Internet use may decrease the likelihood of a person affiliating with a religious tradition or believing only one religion is true, a Baylor University study reveals.
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Body Life By Org Chart?

Body Life By Org Chart? | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
If an org chart drives your church’s ministries, what happens when someone’s gifts don’t fit neatly into your open slots? Are they simply set aside – buried, so to speak?
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Churches Like Facebook, but Don't Follow Twitter - Facts & Trends

Churches Like Facebook, but Don't Follow Twitter - Facts & Trends | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Seven in 10 Protestant churches provide Wi-Fi for both guests and staff, according to a new survey of Protestant senior pastors from LifeWay Research.
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5 facts about Christmas in America

5 facts about Christmas in America | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Read five facts about Christmas in America and how people celebrate the holiday.
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Burned Out on Revivalism

Burned Out on Revivalism | FaithSoaring Churches | Scoop.it
Revivalism requires from adherents a constant infusion of adrenaline, revving members to live in constant readiness to either fight or flee.
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