Bright Hopes for Tomorrow

December 23, 2019 ...

Evangelical churches in America are doing well, and evangelicalism around the rest of the world is booming—especially in Africa, South America, and parts of Asia and Europe. To flourish in the coming decade, what trends should American pastors anticipate? Let’s risk some predictions for 2029. Read the full article at Christianity Today.

Nonprofit Parking Tax Repealed

December 23, 2019 ...

“This is a tax that should never have been imposed, and we are thankful Congress has overturned it,” said Galen Carey, NAE vice president of government relations. “Churches and charities will now have more resources available for serving their communities.” The NAE calls on Congress to take the next step in tax reform by supporting …

Are Santa Claus & the Easter Bunny Welcome at Church?

December 17, 2019 ...

“Christmas and Easter are the historic holidays of Christian faith,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Both have been commercialized in America. Personally, I choose to keep both centered on Jesus, because he is bigger and better than all the distractions. But, it is interesting to learn the range 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 …

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 …

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 …

Churches Take Steps to Increase Security

June 27, 2019 ...

“Places of worship should be safe spaces for everyone,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Many churches are adopting new security measures so that they will continue to be places where people in their communities feel welcome and safe.” Many evangelical leaders who responded to the survey provided detailed descriptions of …

Prayer & Polarization

June 22, 2019 ...

Even suggesting a place in the lonely middle-of-the-road can spark accusations of compromise and capitulation. Like the North Pole and the South Pole, polarization is about opposites that never meet and can’t even see each other. When it’s summer in the northern Arctic, it’s winter in the southern Antarctic. Introduce a big What If. Read …

Understanding the Opioid Crisis

June 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, Dr. Lindsay Stokes, an emergency medicine physician in Albany, New York, explains: Her experiences in the emergency room with those who are addicted to opioids; Why opioid addiction became so prevalent in the U.S.; How to identify an opioid overdose and provide life-saving help; What churches can do for those impacted by …