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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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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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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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Reaffirmations: Children’s Ministry, Attendance and Fall

John Gilman July 29, 2016

Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have much time in your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, increasing participation or strengthening children’s ministry. But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up of some… Continue Reading »

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Huddling Up for Football Season with Your Church

John Gilman July 27, 2016

Football is arguably the most popular sport in America today.  The NFL alone generated $13 billion in revenue last year.  The 32 NFL teams are worth about $45 billion, which is more than every MLB and NFL team combined!  This doesn’t even take into consideration the popularity of college football as well.  Football is America’s… Continue Reading »

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Church Communication: Snap to a New Generation

John Gilman July 25, 2016

If you want to reach the next generation, you have to meet them where they are. And these days, they’re on Snapchat. More and more people flock to this fun social media platform designed to share photos and 10 second videos for 24 hours. After 24 hours, the photo or video disappears, creating a sense… Continue Reading »

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Reaffirmations: Apps and Twitter Etiquette for Church Leadership

John Gilman July 22, 2016

Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have much time in your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, church leadership or building stronger church community. But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up of… Continue Reading »

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