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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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4 Ways to Honor your Pastor this Fall… and Beyond

Meredith Mahon Morris September 19, 2016

October is quickly approaching! And if you didn’t already know, October is Pastor Appreciation Month. While it certainly doesn’t rank up there with Christmas or Valentine’s Day as a nationally celebrated Hallmark holiday, it does bear value in helping us remember to honor the leadership in our churches. Our pastors and church leadership have very… Continue Reading »

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The Importance of Having a Discipleship Plan

Jennifer Byrd September 15, 2016

Discipleship doesn’t just happen. It only occurs in churches that are intentional and have a plan to execute it properly for all attendees. What is lacking today in many churches is true discipleship.  A plan is vital to growing, but more importantly to take people to a deeper level in their relationship with God. Our… 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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Tips for Building your Church’s Facebook Page

John Gilman August 17, 2016

Advertising is so important for successful businesses today.  Name recognition and showcasing your services goes a long way in helping one grow a company.  The same concept is also true for the church. Although not a business, it is an organization that depends upon the faithfulness of its members and must be aware of the… Continue Reading »

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Embracing Change in your Ministry

John Gilman August 16, 2016

Many people dislike change because change takes work. Some churches use the same ministry programs they’ve used for 40 years even though they’re not working now like they did then. People keep doing the same thing because they get stuck in the routine. Your ministry programs either reach your community or waste your resources. Some… Continue Reading »

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Keeping Up with the Revolving Door of Youth Leaders

John Gilman June 14, 2016

Let’s face the facts. Youth programs are revolving doors. Most young people stay involved for 3-5 years before aging out and moving away to college or on to other ministry areas. Youth ministers/pastors don’t last forever. They average just 3.9 years in their position. Youth leaders come and go as the demands of life free… Continue Reading »

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