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Creating a Conflict-Free Climate

Jennifer Byrd October 6, 2017

Anytime people gather together, there’s always a chance that conflict will happen. Christian or not, people disagree, hurt each other, and take offense at the things others do. Conflict creates toxic environments that keep people from the purpose God intended for them. Conflict comes with community. Since churches thrive in community, we must become experts… Continue Reading »

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Budgeting Toward the Sweet Spot

James Clyburn August 29, 2017

It’s about that time again. Time to enter your ministry budget, get everything just right and hold your breath during the approval process. Oftentimes, it’s the unforeseen things that can wreak havoc on a budget. Even those of you who have been budgeting for years could run into new experiences. Is your church growing rapidly? How’s… 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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5 things You Must Do this Mother’s Day

Meredith Mahon Morris May 11, 2017

Mother’s Day is here again. It’s the 3rd largest retail holiday and millions of people spend billions of dollars to show mom they care. Don’t ignore this meaningful day. Leverage the day for the health of your church body. Here are 5 things you must do this Mother’s Day. 1) Inspire people to spend time… 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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Helping Small Groups Make Disciplines Stick

Meredith Mahon Morris April 27, 2017

Many of us spend the six weeks of Lent seeking focus, renewal, practicing confession and repentance and developing new spiritual disciplines. We may struggle with focus and intentionality, experience breakthroughs or even learn new things in our personal relationship with the Lord. Then Easter comes and goes and what do we do with all this… Continue Reading »

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10 Easter Celebration Do’s and Don’ts

John Gilman April 13, 2017

Easter weekend is arguably the biggest worship service of the year for most churches. A considerable amount of planning should go into all that is happening on this big day. Why is it so important? First, it is the day that Christ-followers celebrate the empty tomb and that Jesus arose from the dead – can’t… 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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