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3 Tips to Observing Ash Wednesday and Lent for the First Time

Meredith Mahon Morris March 1, 2017

Lent, a traditional period of fasting and reflection begins with Ash Wednesday, a day when ashes were placed on the heads of participants to signify penance. Traditionally, it begins a season that Christians across the globe and denominations seek God. Sadly, many people know more about Fat Tuesday than they do about Ash Wednesday. We’re… Continue Reading »

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Small Groups: Pruning for New Growth

Meredith Mahon Morris February 27, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to tour a botanical garden. I enjoyed the beauty of the blooming flowers but also learned so much about the different trees and bushes along the way. As we passed a young pine tree our guide explained that this tree in particular had been through a pruning process called candling…. Continue Reading »

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First Church Sterling Heights Focuses on Building Stronger Community

Meredith Mahon Morris February 23, 2017

We are excited for our ministry partners, First Church Sterling Heights, and how they are reaching their goals of building community. Sterling Heights is a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. First Church was founded in 1962 by Carl and Mary Hill, retired seniors who had a burdened heart to minister to children.  As fate would have… Continue Reading »

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A Different Kind of February: Be the Gift

Meredith Mahon Morris February 16, 2017

February, the month of love. The shortest month of the year gets mixed reviews from most. Some love all of the romance and the opportunity to express affection, while many simply view February 14th as a holiday made up by Hallmark to give us another reason to buy greeting cards and chocolate hearts. Whether or… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: Worthington Christian Church

Meredith Mahon Morris February 15, 2017

Worthington Christian Church, located outside of Columbus, OH, is on a mission to fulfill the Great Commission: to make disciples, so that they can then go out into the world to make disciples, as Christ commanded. Since their beginnings over 40 years ago, the church has been dedicated to fulfilling their vision: “To make and… Continue Reading »

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The Secret to a Healthier Church

Meredith Mahon Morris January 30, 2017

Like any organization, churches need to know their data so they can identify what works and what doesn’t. Leaders who make decisions without accurate and meaningful data are shooting in the dark hoping to impact their community. Realm, a new approach to church management software, gives church leaders effective tools to record and analyze the… Continue Reading »

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What Role Does Data Have In The Church?

Meredith Mahon Morris January 27, 2017

Companies like Amazon, Netflix and Capital One, among countless others, use enormous databases to tailor their products and services to fit their customer’s needs. They develop new products, offer specialized services and reduce costs while satisfying customers and increasing company revenue. Politicians spend millions of dollars to collect and analyze massive data sets that help… Continue Reading »

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Finding Community in 2017

Meredith Mahon Morris January 19, 2017

It isn’t hard to find an article or study that proves the benefits found in living in community with others. Healthy friendships have been found to have a positive impact on a person’s physical health, mental clarity, positive decision making, emotional health, self-esteem and even lengthened lifespan! So why do so many of us find… Continue Reading »

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