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Valuing Volunteers: The Key to Volunteer Retention

Jennifer Byrd November 16, 2017

Many churches, missions and non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to accomplish their goals.  Volunteerism reduces payroll costs and can be an effective way to engage more people in the important work of the Kingdom of God. Working with those volunteers can present some unique challenges, though.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind… Continue Reading »

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Realm Messaging and Your Church

Erin McManaway September 14, 2017

Sometimes you need to communicate to someone in your church quickly. This may be when a meeting time has changed, or you want to check in with the Johnson’s because you just heard Dan was in the hospital. There are so many situations where having real-time messaging can make a huge difference. Realm Connect and… Continue Reading »

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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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Impact your Entire Congregation with VBS

Jennifer Byrd July 11, 2017

For many congregations, July means Vacation Bible School. Most VBS schedules include music, snacks, activities and crafts themed around a certain Bible story, passage or character. Many churches include a missions component. They will introduce the children to a missionary or organization that meets a need in the name of Christ. During VBS, you have… Continue Reading »

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Create Momentum During Summer Months

Wes Atkinson June 6, 2017

With summer just around the corner, your church may be wondering how you can keep the momentum going during the unpredictable summer season. Vacations, pool parties, and family visits to your home are a few reasons why attendance at your church may be down this year. Not to mention, your congregation daydreaming during the sermon… 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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5 Ways to Make Sure Your First-Time Visitor Comes Back

Meredith Mahon Morris 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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