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Taking Care of Your Staff Post-Easter

Rain Soles April 18, 2017

Holidays like Easter are often a time of high attendance and celebrating the decisions made for Christ during the services we worked so hard to implement and run. This can mean long hours and staff members missing out on time with family during the holiday. It is important as a leader of a dedicated staff to make… Continue Reading »

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7 Steps to Launching A Successful Ministry

John Gilman February 21, 2017

Don’t fly a plane before it’s built. Don’t move into a house that’s under construction and don’t launch a ministry before it’s ready. I’ve seen many people with a love for God and a heart for people launch ministries with enthusiasm that haven’t lasted. I’ve seen small groups fail, youth outreaches come and go, churches… Continue Reading »

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Valentine’s Day Ideas for Your Church: The Good, the Bad, and the Cheesy

John Gilman February 2, 2017

Valentine’s Day is a secular celebration that has little to do with the 3rd century saint it’s named after, but you can leverage the natural rhythm of culture for your congregation or community. A simple Google search brings up tons of “churchey” Valentine’s ideas. Here are some for your church. Some are innovative … 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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Your Toolkit for Planning Strategically

Jan Jasmin January 20, 2017

With the New Year, your church has the opportunity to focus on new beginnings and set new resolutions and goals for the future of your ministry. Whether you want to grow church membership, increase stewardship or have another project in mind, your success depends on developing your project plan with strategy and focus. Here are… Continue Reading »

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Reaching the Selfie Generation

John Gilman January 18, 2017

The Selfie Generation lives by the motto, “this is our world and everyone else is just living it.” We are the Selfie Generation. Selfies dominate social networks. Kids take selfies, parents take selfies, and even our president takes selfies. People take far more pictures of themselves than they do of others. We are the centers… Continue Reading »

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Looking Ahead: What Do You Want December 2017 to Look Like?

Meredith Mahon Morris December 28, 2016

December is a time for reflecting on the past 11 months and taking an account. When you look back at your calendar for 2016 what do you find? Can you measure what you have accomplished and which of your goals you met? Are you satisfied with your progress in certain areas of your life or… Continue Reading »

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Looking Back: Counting your Wins and Losses for 2016

Meredith Mahon Morris December 27, 2016

As 2016 winds down, it is natural to look back over the year and evaluate both the good and the bad, both personally and professionally. Most of us started 2016 with goals and  intentions, things we wanted to accomplish and achieve. As we look back and consider the past year it is healthy to count… Continue Reading »

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Fostering the Right Kind of Communication

Meredith Mahon Morris September 29, 2016

Reaching church members with the right message at the right time is tough, quite frankly. As our society becomes increasingly mobile, churches have a great opportunity to reach people where they are. But as technology continues to advance, new challenges can, often times, rear their ugly little heads. How can pastors and small group leaders… Continue Reading »

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