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Don’t Put The Brakes on Summer Groups

John Gilman May 2, 2016

It’s tempting to waive the white flag, to throw your hands up in surrender, to the summer slump. Many churches simply resign their efforts and re-appropriate them in the fall. First on the chopping block of suspended ministries are groups. It’s almost expected that groups will take a break during the summer months. But, doing… Continue Reading »

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5 Questions to Get Members to C.O.M.E to Your Small Church Events

John Gilman May 1, 2016

Just like large events, small church events also need to have a specific plan in place to be meaningful for your members. Sometimes, smaller church events can be more effective than larger church events. Smaller events give more people the chance to get involved in ministry. Smaller events don’t have to replace large events, but… Continue Reading »

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8 Questions to Ask When Planning Your Next Large Church Event

John Gilman April 30, 2016

I get energized when I dream up outreach events. One of my favorite pastimes is planning church wide concert series or barbecues in my back yard. I want to see people come, have a good time and find Christ. In fact, I get excited when I dream up outreaches and I’ve learned a lot over… Continue Reading »

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Reaffirmations Friday – April 29th

John Gilman April 29, 2016

Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have too much time during your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, increasing participation or building stronger church community. But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up… Continue Reading »

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Overcoming the Summer Budget Crunch

John Gilman April 28, 2016

The church world is not immune to the “ups” and “downs” in attendance and in budget numbers.  Matter of fact, the average attender only gives 2.3% of their income to the church in an average year.  That being the case, the summer can be especially tough on church budgets.  Because attendance is down for various… Continue Reading »

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Dealing with Crazy Summer Schedules

John Gilman April 23, 2016

Some aspects of parenting are more fun than others. Snuggling with clean kiddos after bath time, swinging at the park and reading bedtime stories are some of my favorites. Keeping up with everyone’s schedules is definitely not my favorite. Making sure each child arrives at school, appointments and activities on time is practically a full-time… Continue Reading »

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Reaffirmations Friday – April 22nd

John Gilman April 22, 2016

Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have too much time during your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, increasing participation or building stronger church community. But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up… Continue Reading »

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New Ways to Interact with Live Video

Carol Brown April 21, 2016

Recently an app called Periscope caught my attention. I know….big deal….another app in world of exploding apps. But, what got me interested in it is how churches can possibly use it. Up Periscope Periscope lets you to broadcast live video from your mobile device so you can share experiences, right now, through live video.  Why… Continue Reading »

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