Why do some churches grow while other churches falter? How can the church meet the changing needs of diverse communities? Get advice from Christian leaders—including Francis Chan, David Platt, Paul David Tripp, and many more! This hand-curated collection of feature stories, originally published in Bible Study Magazine, speaks to our role in advancing God’s plan for his people. Learn how you can take part in spreading the gospel around the world.
Jessi Strong is the senior writer for Bible Study Magazine. She has also developed content for Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary.
John D. Barry is the CEO and Founder of Jesus' Economy, a non-profit dedicated to creating jobs and churches in the developing world. He also serves as a missionary with Resurrect Church Movement, the domestic division of Jesus' Economy dedicated to equipping U.S. churches to alleviate poverty and plant churches. John is the general editor of Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary. He has authored or edited over 30 books, including The Resurrected Servant in Isaiah, Cutting Ties with Darkness, and the daily devotional Connect the Testaments. John formerly served as founding publisher of Lexham Press and is the former editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine. John speaks internationally on engaging the Bible, poverty, and spreading the gospel.