Most Have Not Made Funeral Plans, But Think They Should

September 4, 2019 ...

“Planning for funerals shouldn’t be limited to the elderly and to a distant date. Some die young. Death comes by surprise. Advance planning can be a gift and blessing to those who are shocked and grieving,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “I have 100 percent chance of dying,” said …

NAE, Catholic Bishops Support New START

September 2, 2019 ...

The treaty, which the U.S. Senate ratified in 2010, limits the number and types of nuclear weapons that Russia and the United States may deploy, and provides for inspection visits to verify treaty compliance.  Unless extended, the treaty will expire on February 4, 2021. The United States and Russia possess more than 90 percent of …

NAE Webinar on Church Security

August 29, 2019 ...

In this webinar, James Li offers practical guidance for churches seeking to be safe places for members of its community. As the leader of Northland’s security ministry, Li has operated security for more than 1,000 concerts and special events, in addition to regular operations. The webinar costs $25 for non-members. If you are an NAE …

The Future of Bible Translation

August 15, 2019 ...

Samuel Chiang joins Today’s Conversation with Leith Anderson to discuss the current state of Bible translation and what its future looks like. In this podcast, you’ll hear: How Bible translation is preserving endangered languages; What the most critical needs are for today’s translation ministry; What role orality plays in Bible translation work; and Whether there …

Groanings Too Deep for Words

August 6, 2019 ...

In the flood of explanations and proposed solutions there is the realization that no single solution is enough to stop the slaughter. As Christians we read the words from Romans 8 in the New Testament about “the sufferings of this present time” and that “we do not know what to pray for as we ought.” …

How Water Damage Turned Into Blessing

July 31, 2019 ...

While our church leaders were going through the Church Generosity course, the church custodian found water damage in the church’s crawlspace. Contractors then found that our church building had structural damage that would need to be fixed as soon as possible. What we hoped would be an easy fix turned into a $100,000 project. For …

7 Ways to Bless Your Pastor

July 31, 2019 ...

A pastor’s week is filled with early morning meetings, office hours, visitations, counseling, sermon preparation and prayer, evening committee meetings and weekend worship services. Yet research shows the majority of pastors make less than $50,000 per year and do not receive health insurance benefits or retirement contributions from their churches. So, here is a list …

On Taxes for Pastors & Churches

July 26, 2019 ...

What are the most significant tax issues pastors and churches should know about? There are a couple of fundamental tax issues for pastors and churches to understand. First, if a pastor is licensed, commissioned or ordained and performing ministerial duties, he or she must be treated as a minister for Social Security tax purposes. This …

Affirming the Dignity of All Races and Ethnicities

July 24, 2019 ...

Pursuing Racial Justice and Reconciliation The Bible uniformly teaches the essential dignity of all humans and the shared desire to belong in community. Yet, the devastating reality of sin results in denigration and alienation. Christians affirm that the gospel brings reconciliation not only between God and humanity, but also among estranged groups of people (Galatians …