6 Reasons Why July is the Most Important Month for Your Church’s Growth

Next week, we begin a new month: July. This is a time often associated with going to the beach, watching fireworks, and soaking in the sun. There is nothing wrong with these things. In fact, I encourage you to enjoy and embrace all of those things.   However, when you’re working, July is the most important month for your church’s more »

Sermon Recap: A Life of Faith (1 Timothy 1:1-7)

  1 Timothy 1:1 says, Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,   APOSTLE OF CHRIST JESUS BY COMMAND OF GOD GOD OUR SAVIOR AND CHRIST OUR HOPE   1 Timothy 1:2–3a says, To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. more »

The 7 Best Articles I Read This Week

EARLIER THIS WEEK AT JEREMYROBERTS.ORG: 11 Marriage Lessons I’ve Learned After 11 Years of Marriage Podcast Episode 85: An Interview with Bill Price About Fundraising, Giving Trends, and Legacy Giving 6 Reasons Your Church Should Have A High Attendance Sunday The Most Likely Ingredient Missing from Your Church Growth Recipe My Newest Book – 1 Timothy: A Practical Commentary On more »

The Most Likely Ingredient Missing from Your Church Growth Recipe

If you’re the type of person who would read a blog that heavily focuses on church growth, odds are that you are interested in how you can see your church grow. You’ve probably read many of the strategies, including what I discussed yesterday about the need for a “high attendance Sunday.”   These strategies are important and needed. There’s one more »

6 Reasons Your Church Should Have A High Attendance Sunday

If you’re reading this the week it is originally published (this article is originally released June 21st, 2017), you may be wondering, “Why is he writing about a high attendance Sunday in the middle of the summer?” Because this is the time to start planning for one if you’re going to do it in the fall.   In my (nearly) more »

11 Marriage Lessons I’ve Learned After 11 Years of Marriage

This past Saturday, my wife, Charity, and I celebrated 11 years of marriage. Praise God! I am so grateful for our decade plus one of wedded bliss.   Keep in mind I’m writing this as a man. As a result, these marriage observations are skewed from a man to a woman. By no means have we figured out marriage or more »

17 Observations of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention

I’m in San Diego, cooling down from cooking in the Arizona sun the last few days at the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. As I relax here in beautiful downtown San Diego, I’m also reflecting on the 2017 SBC annual meeting. Here are 17 observations . . .   I am more pumped up about missions than I have more »

A Comparative Analysis of Denominations and Networks

In the last 15 years, American Christianity has seen the rise of networks and the decline of denominations. On the blog this week, I’m in the midst of a series discussing denominationalism. On Monday, I wrote about “10 Quick Thoughts On Denominationalism in 21st Century American Christianity.”   When I mention “networks,” I’m talking about groups like C3 Global, Acts more »