Ministry Impact

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14 Strengths and Weakness of Bi-Vocational Ministry

John Gilman September 16, 2014

Many embrace bi-vocational ministry. Others treat bi-vocational pastors as the B team of professional ministers.  Being bi-vocational doesn’t make you any less of a minister. Paul worked two jobs. He made tents and he started churches. He used the money he made with his hands to take care of himself and his team. Paul’s commitment… Continue Reading »

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Steps to Increase Safety in Children’s Ministries

Allison McGinnis September 11, 2014

The greatest assets a church has are its people; they are the body of Christ. In order for the church to grow, all ministries must be encouraged to prosper. All of the church’s ministries work together to strengthen the body of Christ and are important, but I believe the children’s ministry is the lifeblood of… Continue Reading »

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Keeping your Data Safe and Secure

Kelli Brannen September 9, 2014

Keeping your data safe and secure is more important today than it has ever been before. We hear about security breaches on the news more and more frequently, and sometimes they affect us personally. You want to keep your personal information secure as well as that of your church and its members. There are simple… Continue Reading »

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The ABC’S of getting people involved

John Gilman August 27, 2014

Do you want people to get involved in your church? Here are the ABC’S of getting people involved. Assess people Church members need to know their gifts. Use one of the countless assessment tools built for businesses or churches. Myers-Briggs, APEST, Lifeway’s SPIRITUAL GIFTS SURVEY, Peter Wagner’s Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow, and… Continue Reading »

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Sermons Can’t Solve Every Problem

John Gilman August 18, 2014

Sermons are powerful. They encourage people to Christ-likeness and help them to grow spiritually. Sometimes, the sermon is the main event of the church service. It’s a high point of Sunday morning, and most of Sunday’s programs revolve around it. But, sermons can’t solve every problem. Sermons are a passive experience without reciprocity. One person… Continue Reading »

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What’s Wrong with the Church?

John Gilman July 31, 2014

What’s wrong with the Church? This question might offend some people. However, it is a question we must consider. First of all, Jesus told Peter in Matthew 16:18 that “the gates of Hell will not prevail against it.” Certainly, we take Jesus’ words as absolute truth, but it doesn’t discount that some churches will struggle… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: Two Rivers Church, Knoxville, TN

Meredith Mahon Morris July 30, 2014

Two Rivers Church, right outside of Knoxville, TN,  is doing what it takes to reach people of all generations. Not only do they offer 6 different worship times on the weekend, but the uniqueness comes from 3 different styles of worship that are all on the same campus. This new trend is called multi-venue and… Continue Reading »

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6 Ways to Make Your Sermons Stick

John Gilman July 29, 2014

Do your sermons stick or are you just an information dump truck? You’re teaching, but are your people learning? Information dumping doesn’t make disciples. You don’t become doctors just by sitting in medical lectures. You won’t be a pro-ball player by memorizing stats. And you won’t get in shape by reading a biology book. Jesus calls… Continue Reading »

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