News & Smiles

Smiles – September 2017

Word to the Wise “He who is grateful is never truly poor, and he who isn't grateful is never truly rich.” ----- The story is told that a 75-year-old lady was able to

World News – September 2017

  8 Most Controversial Topics in the Church World Today What is the Christian view on gay marriage? Are spiritual gifts biblical? Can Christians drink alcohol? These are some of the topics

Staff Columnists

Is It Too Soon To Tell?

“It is too soon to tell.” Though no one is quite sure if it is fact or fiction, this historic quip is attributed to the first Premier of the People’s

Guest Columnists

Electronic Giving – Update

We have previously discussed the benefits of providing multiple ways for people to give electronically.  Since the number of people who carry cash or a checkbook continues to decline, churches

What a Difference a Year Makes

One year ago, my friend Tim Massengale, editor-in-chief of IBC Perspectives, offered me this space in which to share my thoughts on children’s ministry. In the twelve months that have passed,