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Making Your Church Website More Effective

Carol Brown January 31, 2017

Recently, I got to sit down with Scott Dixon, a church website design expert who’s worked exclusively with thousands of churches and their websites since 2005. I wanted to learn more about why church websites are so important and how churches can improve them to reach both members and prospects. Hi Scott, you’ve worked with… Continue Reading »

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Moving Your Church to the Cloud

Mark Thompson January 13, 2017

What is the Cloud, and Why Make the Change? Cloud computing is when you store your records on computers that aren’t kept at your church. But you access and update them from any phone or computer that has Internet. “The Cloud” just sounds much cooler than “the Internet”, so the term’s caught on. The software… Continue Reading »

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December’s Ups and Downs

Rain Soles December 12, 2016

The holiday season is the best and worst time of year. Many love it. They see family, buy gifts, and enjoy special traditions, meals and moments, but many dread it. The season reminds them of broken relationships, family strife, missed opportunities, and financial stress. Just after Thanksgiving, the daughter of a good friend of mine… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: Lutheran Church of the Ascension

Meredith Mahon Morris November 30, 2016

Since its birth in 1959, Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Northfield, IL has been creating faithful servants of God. The church’s vision is to be a vibrant, progressive church that welcomes all who want to work in Jesus’ name. Its members are united in that vision, and they live out that calling by serving… Continue Reading »

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Three Twitter Mistakes that You can Avoid

Erin McManaway September 21, 2016

Twitter is a strange type of social media. It has a strict character limit that forces you to condense your message. This makes communication using Twitter more concise, but it also requires more thought, and can sometimes feel intimidating. While there’s not a set of rules on using Twitter as social media for your church,… 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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Getting Your Small Groups Ready for Fall

John Gilman August 31, 2016

The small group model in churches has really exploded in recent years and has proven itself to be very effective in building relationships and strengthening one’s walk with the Lord.  As a leader of this ministry, how do you keep building momentum and see church small groups continuing to grow?  Every church is unique in… Continue Reading »

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New Member Classes: Starting off on the Right Foot

Meredith Mahon Morris August 22, 2016

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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