Cheers to COVID, dear church!

COVID-19 is a killer, both directly and indirectly. During the pandemic, Grossman, E.R.; Benjamin-Neelon, S.E.; Sonnenschein, conducted a survey where “60% reported increased drinking […] compared to pre-COVID-19.”Texas allowed Margarita deliveries early on, and I heard similar reports throughout the pandemic but didn’t think much of it. My nonchalance is based on my cultural heritage.…

Church in Decline? A Matter of Perspective

Rev. Daniel Haas is currently serving as a chaplain in hospice, hospital, and Army Reserve. Rev. Haas loves numbers, manages his own blog, and helps churches with their social media, website, and communications needs. But is it? But our congregation was so much bigger in the 50ies!Yes it was! The 1950ies were definitely a period…

How to Embrace Church Shoppers

Rev. Daniel Haas is currently serving as a chaplain in hospice, hospital, and Army Reserve. Rev. Haas loves numbers, manages his own blog, and helps churches with their social media, website, and communications needs.   For the first time in my life, I find myself church shopping. As a pastor I have accompanied people on…

All Saints by the Numbers

Rev. Daniel Haas is currently serving as a chaplain in hospice, hospital, and Army Reserve. Rev. Haas loves numbers, manages his own blog, and helps churches with their social media, website, and communications needs.   Today is All Saints Day. The Sunday before or after my congregations used to invite next of kin for those…

O Say Does That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Wave?

Rev. Daniel Haas is currently serving as a chaplain in hospice, hospital, and Army Reserve. Rev. Haas loves numbers, manages his own blog, and helps churches with their social media, website, and communications needs. When I first migrated to the United States in 2008, I came to pastor a church in Provo, Utah. The altar…

Stewardship For a Post-COVID-19 Church

Welcome back! It’s a new week and I’d like to introduce and welcome another one of our newest writers to Vital Signs & Statistics, Rev. Daniel Haas!  Rev. Daniel Haas is currently serving as a chaplain in hospice, hospital, and Army Reserve. Rev. Haas loves numbers, manages his own blog, and helps churches with their…