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Monthly Archives: May 2016

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Ideas to Help you Successfully Roll out Realm

Mark Thompson May 19, 2016

Church is about what’s familiar: old friends, ancient traditions. It’s why so many of us love getting together. But, when you introduce a new way of managing church—like Realm—into this comfortable environment, gaining traction among the congregation requires you to have a plan. So we’ve come up with ideas to help you roll out Realm… Continue Reading »

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The Secrets to an In-Depth Follow-Up Campaign in Your Church

John Gilman May 18, 2016

Growing churches tend to have a dynamic leader, but many of them have a marketing machine behind them. Yes, nothing can be accomplished without the work of His hands, but growing churches takes intentionality, communication and marketing, at least to some level. The reality is this. It can be tough to get people to come… Continue Reading »

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Don’t Forget About Prayer

John Gilman May 17, 2016

I had breakfast with a professor of Church and Ministry Leadership the other day. He’s living the dream. Besides his work at the seminary investing in young leaders, he spends time working with churches, missions agencies and denominations around the world. He told me something we all know. He said everyone leading churches believes in… Continue Reading »

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Keeping Track of Your Church Volunteers 4 Steps at a Time

John Gilman May 14, 2016

In normal, every day churches, volunteers are often in and out of our lives when it comes to their service. Understandably, they have other things going on to fill up their schedule. It’s normal. The biggest negative to the ministry is that managing volunteers can be challenging to track. Knowing what volunteers have been trained… Continue Reading »

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Reaffirmations Friday – May 13th

John Gilman May 13, 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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3 Relationships Worth Your Investment

John Gilman May 12, 2016

In our digital society face-to-face interactions are no longer the norm. Our days are filled with quick interchanges of 140 characters or less, sound bytes, YouTube videos and Instagram photos that relay snippets of our lives. We don’t often find or make time for long talks, leisurely lunch dates or marathon phone conversations. Our world… Continue Reading »

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Overcoming the Summer Budget Crunch

John Gilman May 11, 2016

The church world is not immune to the “ups” and “downs” in attendance and in budget numbers.  Matter of fact, the average attender only gives 2.3% of their income to the church in an average year.  That being the case, the summer can be especially tough on church budgets.  Because attendance is down for various… Continue Reading »

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Staying in Sync with a Growing Church

John Gilman May 10, 2016

I’ve been blessed to be a part of several growing organizations. Growth excites people, but growth hurts. It stretches people and systems. Leaders have to decrease their direct control and increase their communication. I’ve seen growth stretch church leaders and force them to create scalable systems that work in different campus locations and sizes. Nothing… Continue Reading »

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