Monday, December 4, 2017

Pastors Should Know Who Gives to the Church

NAE Update

Pastors Should Know Who Gives to the Church

Seventy percent of evangelical leaders believe pastors should be able to know who financially gives to their church, according to the October Evangelical Leaders Survey. Read more.

Religious Freedom and the Law

How safe is religious freedom in the United States? Upcoming cases in the courts could have a significant impact on our religious freedom. Today’s Conversation podcast with Leith Anderson and Thomas Berg gives an overview of religious freedom, including what is protected in U.S. law, and what is not. Listen in.

Free Download: "Faith in the Voting Booth" Chapter

With tax reform in the news, many evangelicals are wondering how their faith should impact their views on taxes. We're pleased to offer a free copy of Chapter 12 of "Faith in the Voting Booth," which includes a short overview of taxes in the Old Testament, taxes in the New Testament, and general principles Christians should consider when evaluating tax proposals today. Download the chapter.

Immigration Advocacy Opportunities

On December 6, join a collective push for immigration reform by participating in iMarch, which includes social media advocacy, contacting Congress and joining local events. Also, Christian Dreamers created a video about what they are thankful for. Watch the video and consider sharing it with others. 

Two Weeks Left to Register for NAE's Student Conference 

Space is still available! We invite college students to join us for a week in Washington, D.C., where you will learn how to engage in public policy. The Christian Student Leadership Conference will be held January 22-26, 2018, with the theme "Leadership for the Future." Learn more.

Order Your 2018 Bible Reading Guides

Thru the Bible Reading Guide is a checklist of daily Scripture readings. Churches across the nation have used this guide to help their members make God's Word part of their every day. Place your order by December 15 to ensure delivery by January 1, 2018. Order now.

Managing Technology in the Family

Our most recent webinar is now available for purchase. If you are an NAE member, email the NAE for free access. In this recording, Andy Crouch, past executive editor of Christianity Today, offers principles on how to manage technology in the family with examples of how these principles played out in his family. Learn more.

Member Spotlight: Chain of Lakes Community Bible Church

The mission of Chain of Lakes Community Bible Church in Lake Villa, Illinois, is to "... glorify God together and advance his kingdom in this world." The church has robust ministry programs for students, men, women, families and adult seniors. Learn more.

Article Spotlight: Adoption Tax Credit Saved by Both House and Senate

Christianity Today — A popular tax credit for adoptive families that was controversially cut by House Republicans in their initial tax reform plan has finally been restored. Read more.

Event Spotlight: National Marriage Week USA

Celebrate National Marriage Week USA during February 7-14, 2018! Grow your church by reaching out to neighbors with a marriage class or event, and distribute this church bulletin insert. Get tools and resources, post your event on the National Calendar, and join the campaign. Learn more.

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