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Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Working with Volunteers Ages 8 – 108

Raina Hanson March 31, 2016

In a world where technology, availability, and expectations vary so much from age group to age group, it’s important to take everyone into account when strategizing about ministry engagement. Take some time to target groups of potential volunteers, recruit new, diverse faces, and come up with ways to keep them involved! Teens Young people are… Continue Reading »

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Make Your Church the Safest Place in Town for Kids: Safety Policies for Your Children’s Ministry

Amy Scott-Lundy March 30, 2016

Now that we’ve discussed establishing a safety team, preventing and treating medical emergencies at your church, and addressing your building’s physical grounds, let’s discuss child safety. No matter how large or small your church is, keeping kids safe at church functions should be a priority. Even if your church has a vibrant children’s curriculum, passionate… Continue Reading »

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Timeline to Prepare for Vacation Bible School this Summer

John Gilman March 29, 2016

Vacation Bible School is a great tool to teach kids and reach your community. Planning a successful VBS takes persistence, planning and prayer. A little preparation goes a long way. Here’s a simple timeline to follow to make sure you’re doing VBS right. 5 Months Out Pick a theme that can support your biblical content,… Continue Reading »

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Extending Your Church Culture Outside of The Church

John Gilman March 28, 2016

I love to travel. I love learning about new cultures and foreign countries. The best way to do that, is to experience the culture and interact with the people. I can get information about Spain by watching a show on the Travel channel, but I won’t really understand the country until I’ve been there, met… Continue Reading »

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Real Ministry Insights from Digging A Little Deeper

John Gilman March 26, 2016

Having an in-depth understanding of your ministry numbers and metrics is key to improving the systems and processes you have in place so you can focus more of your time on improving the experience of your members. When it comes to numbers, metrics, etc., our mind immediately goes to members, worship attendance, baptisms and guests…. Continue Reading »

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Reaffirmations Friday – March 25th

John Gilman March 25, 2016

Happy Easter! 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… Continue Reading »

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The Give and Take of Giving

Jan Jasmin March 24, 2016

Your members want to be generous.  But as more of their daily activities involve smartphones and the Internet, and fewer of them carry cash and checkbooks, sometimes churches make it hard for their members and visitors to give how, when and where they want. When we surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. churchgoers about their attitudes… Continue Reading »

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From the Outside Looking in: Safe Church Buildings and Property

Amy Scott-Lundy March 23, 2016

So far, we’ve discussed forming a church safety team and helping your church deal prepare for potential medical emergencies. However, installing first aid kits and training volunteers in basic first aid is only the first step of keeping your church safe. While we may think of the church as the people within our congregations rather… Continue Reading »

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Financial Efficiency to Empower Your Church’s Giving and Receiving

John Gilman March 22, 2016

Churches need solid financial plans. God can do anything; Money doesn’t limit Him, but you won’t be able to manage your ministry without a firm grip on your finances. God won’t allow you more if you can’t handle what you have. But when God can trust you and you’ve proven your responsibility and accountability, He’ll… Continue Reading »

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