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Ministerial Relocation Do’s and Don’ts

John Gilman October 31, 2013

Ministers seem to be on the move more often today than ever before. Statistics show the average length of stay is between two and four years at one church depending on the position. There is a tremendous amount of pressure on the minister and his family when considering a relocation to a new church position…. Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: Mill Creek Community Church, Shawnee, KS

Meredith Mahon Morris October 29, 2013

Connecting People to Grow in Christ. The History. Mill Creek Community Church in Shawnee, KS is a church committed to connecting people to grow in Christ. “Our vision is to gather and scatter. We gather on Sundays to celebrate in worship and hear solid biblical teaching” says Stephanie Spandet, Financial Administrative Assistant. “Throughout the week,… Continue Reading »

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What have you learned today?

sallyg October 24, 2013

I am consistently overwhelmed about what can be accomplished from my couch with my phone and computer.  I have trouble now remembering what it was like before I could gather so much of my information and complete tasks online.  Everything in my life is so centric around this type of communication, access, and management.  Online… Continue Reading »

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10 Must Do’s to Navigate Change in Ministry

John Gilman October 21, 2013

Change is difficult, especially in the church world. We are all creatures of habit and it doesn’t take long to get comfortable in our ministries. Here are 10 proven tips to help guide leaders when making those tough decisions. 1. Timing: Timing is everything! Sometimes we can do the right thing, but execute it at… Continue Reading »

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How to increase giving based on American Donor Trends

John Gilman October 16, 2013

Barna published American Donor Trends another study on giving this year. They’ve unveiled the obvious. They’ve let us in on the little secrets hidden in American’s paychecks. Let’s look at a few of them. Americans give. (The vast majority of U.S. adults donated money in 2012 to charities or churches) Giving rates have gone up… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: Winston-Salem First

Meredith Mahon Morris October 14, 2013

Can a church of 3,000 people put their city first? Yes, Winston-Salem First makes it happen. Soon after Dr. Mike and Darla Rakes became the lead pastors, a dramatic shift in ministry focus took place. They changed their name from First Assembly of God to Winston-Salem First. Any time a church changes its name, people… Continue Reading »

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Frozen Screens and Freak Outs: Recovering From Technical Difficulties

Kaitlyn Grooms October 10, 2013

You’re in the middle of running a presentation for a worship service, and your laptop screen freezes. Your eyes widen, heart starts racing. All eyes turn to you as you frantically click every button on your laptop, desperately trying to get it to work. The congregation impatiently shifts in their seats. Someone explains, “We are… Continue Reading »

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SEO Primer (Part 2): Basic SEO tips for churches

Jason Dailey October 9, 2013

Defining SEO In Part 1, we laid a foundation for your new experience with SEO by covering the basics of internet search engines, spiders, and Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs). Now that you understand those terms, it’s time to prepare to actually do SEO. And that’s where the waters of this topic get much deeper…. Continue Reading »

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What Are API’s?

Rebecca Moore October 8, 2013

What does API stand for? It is an acronym for Application Programming Interface. What is it exactly? An API is code that programmers/developers expose for people to use to communicate with their program/service. It essentially lets you talk to their program and use information they have released. Some API’s are free while others are sold… Continue Reading »

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