Latest Articles by DIANA DAVIS
Apr 11, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—It’s the first thing you see as you drive into the church parking lot. It’s a focal point as you enter the lobby. You may discover it near the water fountain, the clock, the exit, the foyer, the mirror in the restroom. What a concept: placing God’s Word in plain sight!
Feb 22, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—When a new believer is baptized, it’s a momentous event. A life’s been changed for eternity! Try these fresh ideas to make baptism a true celebration:
Jan 28, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—Here’s a simple way to evaluate how guests see your church building. Take the “5-Spot Test.” Stop at five specific places around your church site for five minutes and answer five questions.
Aug 13, 2012
Here’s a fresh and simple way to invite school teachers and staff to your church. Honor those important community leaders by planning a “Meet the Teacher” Sunday during the first month of school.
Jun 4, 2012
Need a small gift for dads on Father’s Day at your church? Create a bookmark from this article. Download it at keeponshining.
May 14, 2012
Hundreds of children at a school near your church are ready to celebrate summer vacation. What an opportunity! Plan a gigantic end-of-school party with an outreach purpose.
Apr 27, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—Summertime’s coming, and you might be surprised how many people in your community would enjoy a walking tour of your church building. Whether it’s large or small, your church building is a beacon in your town.
Nov 7, 2011
When an Indiana pastor asked his small congregation to set a sacrificial goal for their Lottie Moon offering, he never expected this. A goal of $500 would have been a challenge for Iglesia Bautista Hispana El Calvario, but they set a seemingly-impossible goal of ten thousand dollars! People of every age contributed sacrificially. Some worked a second job for a month and gave those earnings. One lady gave two weeks of paychecks. Kids, retirees, even unemployed folks found creative ways to give. That awesome little church collected over $10,000 for SBC international missions.
Sep 7, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—It was 5 a.m. on the first anniversary of 9/11, and I was in New York as a victim chaplain to minister to family members at the memorial service.
Aug 2, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—It’s an enormous transition time, both for preteens and parents. How can a church assist its students entering middle school this year?