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6 Church Communication Essentials

Meredith Mahon Morris May 3, 2016

I remember leading a church planting team that was made up of some unlikely friends. We had a diverse team. We had 19 year old college students, married couples in their 30’s with young kids, professionals, and older adults in their early 70’s who just retired. It was a lot of fun. We ate together, we… Continue Reading »

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Overcoming the Summer Budget Crunch

John Gilman April 28, 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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Dealing with Crazy Summer Schedules

John Gilman April 23, 2016

Some aspects of parenting are more fun than others. Snuggling with clean kiddos after bath time, swinging at the park and reading bedtime stories are some of my favorites. Keeping up with everyone’s schedules is definitely not my favorite. Making sure each child arrives at school, appointments and activities on time is practically a full-time… Continue Reading »

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Working with Volunteers Ages 8 – 108

Raina Hanson March 31, 2016

In a world where technology, availability, and expectations vary so much from age group to age group, it’s important to take everyone into account when strategizing about ministry engagement. Take some time to target groups of potential volunteers, recruit new, diverse faces, and come up with ways to keep them involved! Teens Young people are… Continue Reading »

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The Give and Take of Giving

Jan Jasmin March 24, 2016

Your members want to be generous.  But as more of their daily activities involve smartphones and the Internet, and fewer of them carry cash and checkbooks, sometimes churches make it hard for their members and visitors to give how, when and where they want. When we surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. churchgoers about their attitudes… Continue Reading »

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3 Tools Small Groups Leaders Need to Succeed

John Gilman March 17, 2016

Small groups help churches grow because they help strangers become great friends. People stay at churches where they find friends because friendship covers a multitude of sins. Small groups involve us in others’ lives and really invest us in the church. These friendships eventually turn into deep, meaningful connections that can last a lifetime. Churches… Continue Reading »

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Simplifying Your Church’s 941 Submissions This Quarter

Jason Jenison March 13, 2016

Everyone is trying to simplify processes and eliminate excess paper around the office.  Whether its staff members communicating with each other, communication with the congregation, or sharing church details, everyone wants faster & simpler transmission of information.  Payroll and accounting processes should be no different.  Why continue, every quarter, to transmit your wages, employee counts,… Continue Reading »

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The Dream Team: Establishing a Church Safety Committee

Amy Scott-Lundy March 12, 2016

Living in Charleston, I’ve witnessed the Emanuel AME Church tragedy’s local impact. From memorial services and fundraisers to marching band halftime shows and walk/run events, everyone in Charleston has come together to remember the victims in different ways. Local places of worship have also addressed safety concerns and developed plans of action if a crisis… Continue Reading »

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