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Reaching the Selfie Generation

John Gilman January 18, 2017

The Selfie Generation lives by the motto, “this is our world and everyone else is just living it.” We are the Selfie Generation. Selfies dominate social networks. Kids take selfies, parents take selfies, and even our president takes selfies. People take far more pictures of themselves than they do of others. We are the centers… Continue Reading »

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Motivating Others in the New Year

John Gilman December 30, 2016

2016 has been a rough year. The political landscape was exhausting, several beloved celebrities have passed, and most people are worn out. Thankfully, 2017 is a blank canvas that, by God’s grace, we can make into something beautiful. Many people need fresh motivation, and leaders must find ways to motivate others if they are going… Continue Reading »

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Recruiting Volunteers by Sharing your “Why”

John Gilman November 15, 2016

Recruiting new volunteers is an ongoing need in growing congregations. As people move or experience a change in life circumstances, they move out of certain volunteer roles, leaving gaps in serving areas. It can be challenging to communicate needs to the congregation without sounding desperate or pleading. The goal is to recruit volunteers who are… Continue Reading »

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5 Steps to Engaging with your Congregation

John Gilman October 28, 2016

Church attendance seems to be trending down these days for sure. Commitment is lacking and there are plenty of distractions that keep the average church-goer’s attention away from church. Church leaders should be concerned about this and asking themselves how we can keep our congregation focused and engaged in our ministry. There are many opinions… Continue Reading »

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The Importance of Small Groups in your Ministry

John Gilman October 24, 2016

Church growth strategies come and go with new trends all the time.  Today’s church culture shows that most churches have plateaued and are actually in decline.  Today’s churchgoer doesn’t just want to be a casual attender, but be involved in genuine relationships with others who do life together.  Therefore, as a church leader, it is… Continue Reading »

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Giving your Visitors the VIP Treatment

John Gilman September 28, 2016

It’s no surprise that churches should go to great lengths to reach out to visitors, but do they? New visitors should be treated like VIP’s backstage at a concert. Visitors want to get to know the pastor. They want to be introduced to other people and small group leaders. They want to know their children… Continue Reading »

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How to Grow with Good Group Communication

John Gilman September 14, 2016

Running an effective small group ministry is a lot of work.  There are many details that are involved with keeping things organized and running efficiently.  Once your group is up and running, the biggest challenge is proper communication.  Can we get an amen?  Pastors and leaders should already know the importance of communication to the… Continue Reading »

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