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Gen Z and Mental Health: An In-depth Interview with Josh Packard

Gen Z and Mental Health: An In-depth Interview with Josh Packard

How can church leaders better reach Gen Z? Doug Powe, Director of the Lewis Center, speaks with Josh Packard about Springtide Research Institute’s research including what faith leaders need to know about Gen Z’s religious beliefs and mental health.  Listen to this interview, watch the interview video on YouTube, or continue reading. Doug Powe: What is […]

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5 Trends Impacting Church Leadership for 2023

5 Trends Impacting Church Leadership for 2023

Doug Powe, Ann Michel, and Jessica Anschutz of the Lewis Center staff identify five trends church leaders should keep in mind as they develop creative ministries to reach new people in 2023. From worship and hybrid ministry to relationship building, staffing, and finances, paying attention to these trends will help chart the course for the […]

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Stop Beginning Worship with Boring Announcements

Jason Moore says churches should stop beginning their worship with boring announcements and instead give worshipers an overview of what’s coming and why it matters to them. Announcements can be reframed as action steps flowing from the theme of the sermon and presented at the end of the service. One common way we start worship […]

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7 Policies Every Church Needs for Trust and Transparency

7 Policies Every Church Needs for Trust and Transparency

Trust is fragile, says Bonnie Ives Marden. And finances, if not handled correctly, can be a source of worry rather than security. She outlines seven policies for institutional trust and financial integrity that reduce confusion and conflict while at the same time encouraging generosity to support your mission. To celebrate the Lewis Center’s anniversary, we […]

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10 Dos and Don’ts for Handling Difficult Conversations

10 Dos and Don’ts for Handling Difficult Conversations

No one looks forward to dealing with difficult issues, but confronting problems is an essential part of being an effective leader. Chris Sonksen outlines four wrong approaches and six more constructive ways to handle difficult conversations if division, dissention, mission drift, or other difficulties plague your leadership teams or staff. You know in your heart […]

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