Knowing many churches today operate with smaller staffs and greater demands on facilities and human resources than in the past, seminaries are responding with programs aimed at equipping future ministers with the business-oriented skills they’ll need to succeed.
Experts generally define “missional” as ministry that seeks first to discern God’s ongoing mission in the world and then become aligned with it. But critics fear the trendy label has lost its meaning, as churches use it to describe the same strategies and
The Baptist Union of Great Britain will downsize its national staff from 46 to 32 employees and change the way it works with associations and Baptist colleges to improve how it serves local churches in the 21st century.
Churches and nonprofits report increases in shoppers who want to give meaningful gifts. The practice involves making contributions toward the purchase of goods and services for people in need domestically or internationally.