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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

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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10 Tips to Hosting a Terrific Easter Service

Meredith Mahon Morris April 4, 2017

Easter is just around the corner. We want to help you get ready! Check out these 10 tips to prepare for Easter weekend. 1. Get an Idea Special days like Easter deserve special attention. Find an idea that fits your values. Think big. Visitors show up on Easter so prepare with excellence. You may choose… Continue Reading »

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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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