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3 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

John Gilman December 7, 2017

People don’t expect to experience the blues during the holidays. Those precious days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are supposed to be spent celebrating family and the magic of Christmas, with cookie exchanges, shopping for the perfect present and decorating with all things green, red and sparkly. But the honest truth is many church leaders struggle… Continue Reading »

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Including Older Generations in the Use of New Technology

sallyg December 4, 2017

As we go into this holiday season, think about how many penny loafer-rocking attendees do you have at your church.  The older generations aren’t always against new ways of giving. They might not be aware that they have the option to use technology to give. Or they may not know how to use the technology… Continue Reading »

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Do We Still Need International Missions?

Meredith Mahon Morris November 29, 2017

As church leaders, we have a keen interest in the concept of a “shrinking globe.” When we look at the church around the world, it seems there are more churches, more Christians, and more faith-based initiatives in just about every nation thanks to international missions.  It seems as if, surely, Christianity must be close to… Continue Reading »

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Find Your Match: Using a Matching Campaign to Maximize Giving

Jennifer Byrd November 27, 2017

It’s nearly the end of the year, a time when thankfulness and a spirit of giving are in abundance.  Every day in our mailboxes and our email inboxes we as church leaders, and as members of the general population, are almost inundated by appeals from worthy causes for meaningful year-end contributions. A few of those… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: Lake Forest Church

Rachel Ankers November 21, 2017

Lake Forest Church was founded in 1998 in the back of a bowling alley and held its first public service on Oct. 18, 1998 under the disco ball at a skating rink. This body of believers has come a long way since its foundation and now serves 2,000 souls weekly on campuses in Huntersville, Davidson,… Continue Reading »

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4 Reasons to Make Gratitude a Habit

Rachel Ankers November 20, 2017

November brings with it the flurry of falling leaves, cooler temperatures and holiday preparations. We celebrate Thanksgiving during this long month before December and, unfortunately, this under commercialized holiday is often overlooked and gets swept into the rush of Christmas preparations. This is unfortunate because the emphasis Thanksgiving brings to what is going on inside… Continue Reading »

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Valuing Volunteers: The Key to Volunteer Retention

Jennifer Byrd November 16, 2017

Many churches, missions and non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to accomplish their goals.  Volunteerism reduces payroll costs and can be an effective way to engage more people in the important work of the Kingdom of God. Working with those volunteers can present some unique challenges, though.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind… Continue Reading »

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Be on the Lookout: What to Ask When Donating Money

Rachel Ankers November 10, 2017

As church leaders, we all want to get our churches and our congregations involved in efforts locally and globally that will make a positive impact for the Kingdom of God.  Many times, this means contributing financially and donating to churches or individuals who are doing the Lord’s work. Wanting to steward God’s resources properly, there… Continue Reading »

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Learning from the Top 10 Ideals of the Global South Church – Part 2

Rachel Ankers November 8, 2017

Today, we continue in our series examining ways the Global South Church is inspiring churches of the West with their ideals as they grow and mature at a rapid rate. 6) Kingdom Mindset, Holistic View of Spiritual Life In the Global North Church, we are extremely adept at compartmentalizing the various areas of our lives. … Continue Reading »

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