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How Can Churches Be Entertaining?

John Gilman February 25, 2015

Is entertainment worship poisoning your people? Can churches use it to reach people? How Can Churches Be Entertaining? Our culture worships entertainment. The English word worship is cousin to the English word worth. Worship ascribes worth to something. The American entertainment industry is worth an absurd amount of money because Americans worship their entertainment. The… Continue Reading »

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Should Your Church Offer Free Wifi?

John Gilman February 20, 2015

Some churches resist the digital transformation which is in full swing. They don’t want the distraction. However, it must be remembered that technology is neither a bad thing or a good thing. It’s simply a thing, and things are neutral. But, it’s a powerful thing that amplifies the good or bad that’s already happening. Use… Continue Reading »

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Pointing to God’s Love this Valentine’s Day

Meredith Mahon Morris February 10, 2015

February is traditionally known as the month of love.  Valentine’s Day certainly gives us an opportunity to show those special people in our lives how much we love and care about them.  This day seems very important to people based on a few key spending statistics.  Here are some raw numbers: •    $13.2 billion –… Continue Reading »

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Images on Your Church Website – Keeping it Safe and Legal

Carol Brown February 9, 2015

Over the last couple of months the topic of how churches use images on their websites and other places has come up several times and made me realize that many in the church world are not aware of the laws and best practices they should follow. We are not lawyers and may not express information… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: Progressive Baptist Church, Aurora, Ill.

Michael Jordan January 27, 2015

It’s easy to see how God has been blessing the good people of Progressive Baptist Church in Aurora, IL. The church has not only been a strong pillar of the community, but a shining light guiding those toward a closer experience with the Lord. Founded in 1963 by Robert Wesby, a freedom fighter for Martin… Continue Reading »

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Seven Benefits of a Preaching Calendar

John Gilman January 26, 2015

Seven Benefits of a Preaching Calendar Some need little preparation for preaching and can do it anytime on any topic. Others spend hours each week crafting their messages to ensure they get across the point God has given them. Regardless of our routines, all of us fall into ruts. We can get caught in the weekly… Continue Reading »

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Six Tips to Help you Prioritize and use Your Time Wisely

Carol Brown January 15, 2015

It’s January 2015 and yes, this is one of those “it’s the new year and we all have new opportunities” type articles. In January, we tend to focus on losing weight, exercise, and eating healthier foods but getting a handle on priorities and time management is just as important, especially for those working in church… Continue Reading »

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(Visually) Appealing to the Masses: Instagram for your Church

Amy Scott-Lundy January 13, 2015

The world of technology, especially social media, changes so quickly that it’s hard to keep up with new trends, tools, and social media platforms, and one newer social networking platform you may be less familiar with is Instagram. Instagram is a free photo and video sharing application featuring digital filters that soften or dull the… Continue Reading »

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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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