The State of Christianity in America

As an American, I praise God for the opportunity to be born and raised in the greatest country on the planet. I love America. A book I’ve referenced several times here on the blog, The Great Evangelical Recession, by John S. Dickerson, gives us clarity of the state of the church in America today. The stats in this article come more »

New Christian? Your Position in Christ

I am grateful to have seen a good number of people receive Christ as their personal Lord and Savior over the years. As time has progressed, I’ve seen more and more of a need to write a simple explanation of how someone can have clarity of how to receive Jesus, and then what to do and what to know after more »

Why There’s Nothing Wrong with Honoring America in A Church Service

There has been a trend amongst pastors in the last seven years or so to not acknowledge America in worship services on holiday weekends, or any other time, for that matter. I understand the reasoning behind it (to protect the purity of focusing on Jesus), but it resulted in the pendulum swinging too far in the opposite direction.   Churches more »

How Pastors Can Develop An Intentional Sunday Morning Routine

Intentional. That is a key word when it comes to the Lord’s Day. More specifically, I’m talking about the morning of the Lord’s Day.   This post is addressed specifically to pastors. I understand everyone’s routines are different. After years of pastoring, this routine has worked well for me. I hope it helps you!   Before Sunday   If you more »

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 »

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 »