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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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5 Ways to Make Sure Your First-Time Visitor Comes Back

Rain Soles April 7, 2017

Easter is a time for remembering the Cross and celebrating the resurrection through cantatas, special services, children’s Easter egg hunts and family get-togethers. It is also one of the only Sundays that rivals Christmas with high numbers of visitors attending church services. Easter and Christmas are often when individuals and families that don’t regularly attend… Continue Reading »

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The Social Scene: Choosing the Best Social Media Networks for Your Church

Amy Scott-Lundy March 2, 2017

Almost every few months, a new social networking website emerges. Long-established social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are popular and well-known, but newcomers like Instagram and Snapchat have quickly gained ground. For most of us, but especially busy church administrators, learning the ins and outs of social media can be time-consuming and… 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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Energize Community Stewardship with Favorite Activities

Jan Jasmin December 1, 2016

Knowing where your congregation’s interests lie is an important part of the generosity equation. When you’re asking them to volunteer their time, contribute money or take part in community outreach programs, you’ll get a greater and more committed response when you ask them to do something they enjoy. Learning the activities and hobbies that are… Continue Reading »

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Opening Wide the Window of Gratitude

Rain Soles November 24, 2016

Recently, I heard a preacher teach how most of us face unwanted circumstances with either Fear or Faith. I’ve walked through a number of hard things lately – unwanted news, sick loved ones, painful relationships – and my knee-jerk reaction is usually fear. I want to respond with faith, but how do I get there? In those… 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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