February 26th, 2024

Lisa Yvette Pearson

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Lisa Yvette Pearson is a fearfully and wonderfully made Brooklyn Girl living in a Midwestern world. She is a blogger, writer, and author of "Confessions of a Faithful Slacker" - an inspired book created to encourage believers to renew and restore their individual relationships with Jesus Christ. Follow her on Instagram or visit her blog at www.lisayvettepearson.com.

Exclusive articles:

How to Stay Clocked in with God When You’re All Churched Out

Need a church timeout? Feeling discontent or disconnected at church? Here's how to stay connected to God and address the issue.

Bloom Where You’re Planted, It’s Working for Your Growth

Sometimes it's hard to bloom where you're planted, especially if you don't want to be there. No worries, trust that it's working for your growth.

The Finance of Romance: How Can Christian Women Spot a Good Investment?

How can Christian women best approach the prospect of love? Here's how to analyze the finance of romance like a banker for the best investment.

The Golden Calf: Who or What are You Worshipping?

Who or what is the golden calf in your life? Are there people or things you need to put back in their proper place of priority? Here's how.

Don’t Let Spiritual Growth Slip: Lessons from the Banana Peel

Healthy spiritual growth requires us to know the times and seasons we're in. Here are some helpful lessons from a simple banana peel.

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Pandemic Restrictions Had No Lasting Effect on Churches, Study Finds

Even in states where regulations were severe, most congregations moved on quickly. Jeff Schoch was ready to be done with COVID-19 health safety regulations. Like most ministers in the US, the pastor of Crossroads Bible Church in San Jose, California, did his best to comply with the many pandemic rules imposed by state and local governments. But as soon as they were lifted, he wanted to put them all behind him. He quickly tore down the state-mandated signs about social distancing, hand washing, and masks. “I got rid of every visual reminder in the church,” Schoch told CT. “I was anxious, personally, to make that a memory.” Across the country, Protestant congregations are dealing with the long-term impacts of the pandemic. A new, extensive study by Arbor Research Group and ChurchSalary, a ministry of Christianity Today, found that a lot of pastors are still in crisis. Some furloughed staff members haven’t gone back to work. And even when attendance numbers have rebounded, there are still people missing from many congregations. Christian leaders will likely be grappling with the fallout from COVID-19 for years to come. But, surprisingly, state-level pandemic restrictions had no measurable, lasting impact on American churches. Even in places like San Jose—where the county government imposed some of the strictest rules in the country, the restrictions changed frequently, and authorities aggressively went after churches they said failed to comply—pastors like Schoch were able to just move on. The data doesn’t show any adverse effects from the government regulations. Eric Shieh, a research consultant for Arbor Research, said that surprised him. “You would think that the restrictions made things tougher for churches. They didn’t meet as much, and so you’d ...Continue reading...
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