A Beacon of Light for Faithful Living

June 12, 2021 ...

Plumb Line for Theological Integrity Browsing the promotional materials of dozens of mission agencies represented at the conference, the Kullbergs found material from the National Association of Evangelicals. Immediately, they were drawn to the Statement of Faith as a compelling summation of their core beliefs. They decided to use the NAE Statement of Faith as …

Cultivating a Politically Diverse Church

February 8, 2021 ...

Less than a month before the national election in 2016 our church held a congregational forum. Two members — a Republican and a Democrat — shared how they were going to vote and why. They then answered questions from me, each other, and the congregation about their political thinking and what shaped it. Following my …

A Pandemic Impact on the Church

January 27, 2021 ...

Guides for the Course Over the last few months, all of us sought understanding and answers on how to navigate the new normal. I gained significant help from three sources. First, Scripture. I have most often reflected on Philippians 1:12–14. Paul, writing from jail, addressed the church’s concerns about the effects of his “stay at …

Commitment to Unity Is What the Church Needs Most

January 5, 2021 ...

“The lines of division have never been so wide in our country. Polarization is like powerful magnets throughout our ideological spectrum. They pull us apart and clump us into tribes. We have a hard time breaking away from the magnetic security of being with like-minded people, who reinforce our like-mindedness. Efforts to move towards others …

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Nonprofit Parking Tax Repealed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 …