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5 Steps to Engaging with your Congregation

John Gilman October 28, 2016

Church attendance seems to be trending down these days for sure. Commitment is lacking and there are plenty of distractions that keep the average church-goer’s attention away from church. Church leaders should be concerned about this and asking themselves how we can keep our congregation focused and engaged in our ministry. There are many opinions… Continue Reading »


Giving Tuesday: Join the Movement!

Mary Patrick October 27, 2016

October 30 kicks off the most festive time of year. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, college football rivalry week… For 60 days, we rush from party to tailgate to covered dish. We fellowship with friends, family, and church members. It is the most wonderful time of year or at least the most fattening. Still, it doesn’t leave… Continue Reading »


The Importance of Small Groups in your Ministry

John Gilman October 24, 2016

Church growth strategies come and go with new trends all the time.  Today’s church culture shows that most churches have plateaued and are actually in decline.  Today’s churchgoer doesn’t just want to be a casual attender, but be involved in genuine relationships with others who do life together.  Therefore, as a church leader, it is… Continue Reading »


Connecting through Common Interests: Debunking Small Group Fears

Meredith Mahon Morris October 21, 2016

Over the past 20 years, many churches have transitioned their discipleship approach from Sunday School to small groups. Many people imagine a small group as a very awkward attempt at forced spiritual intimacy among a group of relative strangers. Discipleship directors have experienced skepticism and even received direct opposition to this change. The struggles have… Continue Reading »


Making the Most of your Fall Festival

Jennifer Byrd October 12, 2016

Fall temperatures create great opportunities for fall festivals. By the time fall comes around, families have settled back into the school routine and are looking for fun things to do around town. A few google searches can give you more ideas for fall festivals than you can count. We’ve compiled a short list below. But… Continue Reading »


Holding up your Pastor’s Arms through Prayer

Meredith Mahon Morris October 4, 2016

As we enter October and celebrate all things pumpkin spice, this is also the month set aside to celebrate our pastors. During Pastor Appreciation Month, we look for ways to celebrate and honor our pastors. While they certainly appreciate tangible gifts, I decided to ask the many friends I know who serve in ministry what… Continue Reading »


Customer Advisory Team!

Kaitlyn Grooms October 3, 2016

When we need feedback on new Realm features, who do we call? No, not Ghostbusters. We call our Cool Cats! Jen, Jerry, and Melissa work at Lake Forest Community Church in Huntersville, North Carolina. We like to think of them as Cool Cats because “the CAT” is our Customer Advisory Team, where customers can influence… Continue Reading »

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