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School Rhythms to Help your Church

Meredith Mahon Morris August 15, 2016

As families prepare to send their students back to school, they are also re-establishing the daily rhythms and traditions of “normal” life. For many, this means a return to more consistent church attendance. This yearly phenomena provides every church an opportunity to re-acquaint people with the life of the church. That means plugging people into… Continue Reading »

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Stop Fighting Phone use in Youth Groups

John Gilman August 12, 2016

The first cell phones were introduced to the common consumer in the early 1990’s with high cost and bulkiness mainly for use in cars.  In 2007, everything changed with the introduction of the first iPhone.  Today, almost everyone has a smartphone of some kind that is used for practically everything.  Technology has advanced so far… Continue Reading »

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Social Media Boundaries, Part 1

John Gilman August 11, 2016

We live in a world where everyone has an opinion, whether about politics, religion, food or their favorite TV show. People have always had opinions, but now social media allows them to constantly be broadcast across multiple outlets. It can get exhausting! How does this affect us as believers? We are entitled to our opinions,… Continue Reading »

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Why Online Giving isn’t just for Millennials

Meredith Mahon Morris August 8, 2016

I can’t think of anything better than seeing young people come to Christ and find purpose in serving their church. Their passion and zeal are contagious. That’s why churches break their backs to reach millennials. They bring tons of life and energy to the church, but they don’t bring a lot of money because they… Continue Reading »

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Your Ministry’s Financial Security: It’s a Big Deal

John Gilman August 5, 2016

A friend of mine, an administrative pastor of a large church told me about a time he had a group of retired special forces officers drive him to the bank. His church collected over $600,000 on one Sunday during a capital campaign, and one of these guys thought they should take extra precautions. He was… Continue Reading »

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Drinking from a Fire Hose: Ideas to Impact Conference 2016

Kaitlyn Grooms August 4, 2016

Our annual Ideas to Impact conference was a big hit in Baltimore. This year, we focused on getting your church ready for our all-in-one, cloud-based solution called Realm. And how do you get 809 clients excited about our latest product? You give everyone a free t-shirt and give away a cruise, of course! The first… Continue Reading »

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Is Assimilation Part of your Church Culture?

John Gilman August 3, 2016

Churches monitor many different metrics to determine the health of their church. Tithes and offerings, baptisms, new members, the number involved in small groups, and the number of volunteers are just a few. But what metric directly impacts the spiritual strength and depth of your church? It’s assimilation. Think about this. What good are customers… Continue Reading »

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Keeping your Church Members’ Data Secure

Meredith Mahon Morris August 2, 2016

With recent hacks that scale all the way up the ladder – from major retailers to US government – no computer system is 100% safe. And many people are wondering if they are next. It’s easy to be blasé with your own online security, thinking “it” will never happen to you. But, when you are… Continue Reading »

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