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Five Ways to Make Christmas Count

John Gilman December 19, 2014

Christmas is a big deal. It’s a special season. Church attendance swells with people who haven’t been to church since Easter. Here are five ways to make Christmas count. 1. Christ-filled Christmas Block Parties. Christmas is a great season for parties, and Jesus always loved a good party. Create space for people to be together. Encourage… Continue Reading »

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Tips for an Effective Christmas Eve Service

Meredith Mahon Morris December 17, 2014

Most churches have many special services at Christmas time. One of the most popular services is on Christmas Eve. As Christ followers, worship of Jesus Christ is certainly appropriate and spiritually uplifting, especially during this season. The birth of Christ  is one of the most – if not the most – significant event to occur… Continue Reading »

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Is Your Browser Hurting You? This Includes Windows XP!

Rebecca Moore December 11, 2014

Ok people, gather round and listen because we have some knowledge to impart to all of you. As all of you reading this know, from articles we have posted as well as information provided from Microsoft in press releases and articles, support for Windows XP ceased to be on April 8, 2014. This was done… Continue Reading »

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Sunday School vs. Small Groups (Part II)

Michael Jordan December 2, 2014

Here’s part II of our Sunday School vs. Small Groups series. Connecting in a smaller group of people is important to one’s spiritual walk with God. Relationships and bonds are built as people study the Bible together. Methodology comes into play as churches decide how they want to accomplish this the best to help them… Continue Reading »

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Sunday School vs. Small Groups (Part I)

Jennifer Byrd December 1, 2014

Most churches offer an opportunity to meet together for Bible study in a group.  There is no doubt the traditional model going back many years is Sunday School, which typically takes place before the main worship service.   The small groups model is a relatively new phenomenon that usually meets in group member’s homes.  Some churches… Continue Reading »

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Give Thanks Daily

Michael Jordan November 24, 2014

Nearly everyone in America loves Thanksgiving. It is a time to eat turkey, watch parades and football, and gather with family. We each certainly have our own Thanksgiving traditions. Hopefully, these customs also include supporting our local churches with their Thanksgiving outreach. The Thanksgiving season is a great opportunity to be a blessing to others… Continue Reading »

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How You Can Make Thanksgiving More than a Meal

Michael Jordan November 17, 2014

November is the month that people focus on the faithfulness of God and thank Him for all the wonderful things He’s done. People post daily “Thanks” on Facebook, families put together thankfulness books with their children, children’s ministers make turkeys and people eat way more than they should. It’s a great time of year. Thanksgiving… Continue Reading »

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6 Tips to Help Your Church Staff Embrace Technology

Carol Brown November 12, 2014

What’s a Pastor to do? If you are on church staff or volunteer at a church, you probably know that change can be difficult, and changes dealing with technology can be even harder. Consider the following: Scenario 1 – A committee knew their church needed some specific task software and spent considerable time and effort reviewing… Continue Reading »

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What Does “Church” Mean?

John Gilman November 4, 2014

Martin Luther did not want to translate the word ἐκκλησία as church because the word “church” is loaded and layered with meanings it was never meant to have. Today, “church” has some common uses. They include: Building: People use the word church to identify the building they gather in to worship, listen to teaching, have fellowship,… Continue Reading »

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