Why Church Attendance is Declining (and what you can do about it)

August 5, 2015 10:02 am

by Crys Gorman Gallup Research shows us that in the 1950s, 49% of Americans went to church on a regular basis. That number remains relatively unchanged all the way until the 2000s, when it dropped to 36%. But suddenly, there’s a significant drop in the percentage of millennials who attend church; 25%. Unfortunately, this number only continues to decline.  ... View Article

Internet Pioneers for the Next Generation

February 18, 2015 12:17 pm

by Steven Dilla Lawrence Landweber called the Web the “largest repository of information and knowledge that’s ever existed.” Landweber was one of the original Internet pioneers; his work laid the foundation for the Web to grow from an academic concept to an integral part of daily life. Along with that growth came the evolution of the Internet’s scope from information to human connectivity... View Article

How Could YOU Use Incredible Islands in 2015?

February 3, 2015 2:40 pm

As we kick off 2015 with a new pricing structure and a new live-service curriculum piece, I just wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the highlights of 2014. Below are some stories of children’s ministry leaders like you, who embraced digital ministry in their own way. I hope this gives you some ideas! HE HAD AN... View Article

The 4/14 Window: Reaching Kids While We Can

October 16, 2014 6:30 am

  Did you know that 70% of all decisions for Christ are made between the ages of 4 and 14, but yet just 3% of the Church’s resources are focused on this age group? This week, OneHope and Incredible Islands team members joined more than 1,000 other thought leaders and influencers at the 4/14 Window Conference at Promise Church in New... View Article

Momentum Moments

August 12, 2014 6:14 am

In their latest book, Decisive, authors Chip and Dan Heath recount the story of Southwest Airlines. Early on, Southwest made a crucial determination: to be the low-cost airline. The moment of that decision led to a vision, and every moment of every day since then has been spent striving toward that vision. One such moment was a suggestion to change the... View Article

Children’s Ministry in the Year 2050 (Maybe)

July 29, 2014 6:25 am

Today’s post is a guest post by speaker, writer, and Orange social media manager, Matt McKee.  Whenever you talk about the future you talk about the possibilities that could be. Many people think of the Jetsons and flying cars, robots at home, and closets that dress you with the same outfit everyday. What would happen if you thought of your church... View Article

The Heart Behind Incredible lslands

July 17, 2014 6:38 am

With Incredible Islands, we wanted to do more than just create a digital product for ministry: we wanted to see if we could help the Church change how it thinks about ministry. Over the past year we’ve had quite a few opportunities to share this vision, from Orange (pictured above) to Children’s Ministry Leader Roundtables, to the OneHope Global Congress... View Article

KidMin Leaders Roundtable

July 3, 2014 2:31 pm

This past week OneHope and My Healthy Church gathered several children’s and family pastors from across the country to discuss the future of children’s ministry. Over two days, pastors from churches of various sizes and backgrounds came together to discuss the changing face of ministry in the coming years. These ministry leaders discussed what is working, what is fading, and what needs... View Article

Prepare to Share

June 19, 2014 6:31 am

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”—1 Peter 3:15 In a recent meeting with the Incredible Islands team, I pointed out the importance of this verse in the context of... View Article

A Bridge to Nowhere

June 10, 2014 3:58 pm

In Honduras there is an unusual bridge. It’s a bridge of modern construction, strong, and in near-perfect condition. If you stand on it, you can see for miles. It can hold the weight of a truck. It may even be strong enough for a train. But there’s one thing this bridge can’t do—it can’t get you across the river. You... View Article