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Monthly Archives: February 2016

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5 Tips to Increase Your Church’s ‘Giving’ Attitude

John Gilman February 29, 2016

Noticeably absent from more and more neighborhood parks is the quintessential human powered roller coaster ride – the see-saw. Older generations remember bouncing up and down, back and forth, in a joint venture with a friend who you hoped was about your approximate size and weight. For those that can remember, it started with a… Continue Reading »

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Reaffirmations Friday – February 25

John Gilman February 26, 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 creating discipleship, increasing participation or building stronger church community. But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up of… Continue Reading »

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Multi-site Churches: Friend or Foe?

John Gilman February 25, 2016

It is safe to say that the church has embraced the idea of multi-site ministry today.  Most churches of any larger size either have another campus or are considering moving in that direction.  Trends come and go in the church community, but the multi-site movement seems to be here to stay for a while. Pastors… Continue Reading »

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Myths and Methods of an Online Church

John Gilman February 23, 2016

Is online church for real? Yes, and here are a few of the myths surrounding online church. Myths vs. Reality Myth – Online church can’t build community. Reality – Communities exist all over the internet. Community springs from communication, and every minute of the day community happens on message boards, blogs, websites, and social networks. … Continue Reading »

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Reaffirmations Friday – February 19

John Gilman February 19, 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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Creating an Authentic Community in Your Church

John Gilman February 17, 2016

Churches in the 21st century must strongly consider what type of community exists amongst your body of believers.  Today’s church-goer wants to be a part of a church where people are real and genuine in their mission and service to the Lord. To overcome church barriers to unity and growth, an authentic community must be… Continue Reading »

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The Dos and Don’ts of Church First Impressions

John Gilman February 16, 2016

A recent Harvard Study says that we make two snap judgements every time we meet someone. Can I trust this person? Can I respect this person? If we can’t answer, “yes” to both questions, we move on and look for other relationships. When people walk in your church they’re making decisions about you that will… Continue Reading »

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Overcoming the Legitimate Church Barriers vs. the Bad Excuses

John Gilman February 15, 2016

Excuses, excuses. We’ve all heard them. They all stink. Church leaders are not strangers to excuses. Like a teacher staring at a student who just claimed, with a strait face, that the dog ate the homework; church leaders are often left looking at members wondering to themselves, “do you really expect me to buy that?”… Continue Reading »

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