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New Member Classes: Starting off on the Right Foot

Meredith Mahon Morris August 18, 2017

The process of getting a new member educated about your church, the theology and doctrine you adhere to, and how they can get plugged in may take a multitude of different paths. It depends on how each church and its staff choose to integrate new members into their church body. Some are on top of… Continue Reading »

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Outreach 101: 5 Keys to Discipleship and Growth

John Gilman May 18, 2017

Many churches are continuing the push to reach new people as they realize the need to engage the millennial generation.  These efforts can certainly be evaluated with mixed reviews as most churches are plateaued and declining.  This is concerning, but what must the church do to solve this issue? The answers may seem complex, but… Continue Reading »

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Cultivating a Well-Rounded Ministry

John Gilman May 4, 2017

Piloting a helicopter demands one’s complete attention to control the madness of the multiple parts of the machine. Pilots lean on 3 dimensional thinking to navigate the constant roll, pitch and yaw and move in the desired direction. It reminds me of the skills needed to operating a successful church. Cultivating a well rounded ministry… 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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6 Easy Steps for Visitor Follow-Up

Meredith Mahon Morris September 23, 2016

Visitors come and visitors go, but successful churches create systems that make it easy for them to stay. Visitors come to church for different reasons. They may like the worship, want to hear the pastor, or think your kids’ ministry is great, but visitors stick around for one reason—relationships. Churches must create a culture and… Continue Reading »

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6 Things NOT to do to First-Time Visitors

Meredith Mahon Morris September 6, 2016

Being a first-time visitor at a new church is listed up there on my least favorite experiences, along with starting high school and having the stomach bug. It can be incredibly uncomfortable and unfortunately, I’ve visited a few churches that did not seem to work at making it an enjoyable or easy experience. Believe it… 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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