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What your ChMS Data is Telling You

Russ Fortier November 7, 2016

The single most important resource for a church is the information it has regarding its members, guests and operations. Key decisions can be made, vision can be cast, and direction can be decided all from analyzing information in your ChMS.  At a minimum, a good ChMS should be able to tell you nine important things… Continue Reading »

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Make e-Giving Part of Your Summer Budget Plan

Jan Jasmin June 4, 2016

Some of your congregation may be temporarily drawn away from weekly services during the summer, sending your stress levels higher as you consider the effects of the season on your church’s budget. You know what we’re talking about. In July, check offerings are about 40 percent less than their April and December levels as some… Continue Reading »

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Ideas to Help you Successfully Roll out Realm

Mark Thompson May 19, 2016

Church is about what’s familiar: old friends, ancient traditions. It’s why so many of us love getting together. But, when you introduce a new way of managing church—like Realm—into this comfortable environment, gaining traction among the congregation requires you to have a plan. So we’ve come up with ideas to help you roll out Realm… Continue Reading »

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Keeping Track of Your Church Volunteers 4 Steps at a Time

John Gilman May 14, 2016

In normal, every day churches, volunteers are often in and out of our lives when it comes to their service. Understandably, they have other things going on to fill up their schedule. It’s normal. The biggest negative to the ministry is that managing volunteers can be challenging to track. Knowing what volunteers have been trained… Continue Reading »

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Staying in Sync with a Growing Church

John Gilman May 10, 2016

I’ve been blessed to be a part of several growing organizations. Growth excites people, but growth hurts. It stretches people and systems. Leaders have to decrease their direct control and increase their communication. I’ve seen growth stretch church leaders and force them to create scalable systems that work in different campus locations and sizes. Nothing… Continue Reading »

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Dealing with Crazy Summer Schedules

John Gilman April 23, 2016

Some aspects of parenting are more fun than others. Snuggling with clean kiddos after bath time, swinging at the park and reading bedtime stories are some of my favorites. Keeping up with everyone’s schedules is definitely not my favorite. Making sure each child arrives at school, appointments and activities on time is practically a full-time… Continue Reading »

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Real Ministry Insights from Digging A Little Deeper

John Gilman March 26, 2016

Having an in-depth understanding of your ministry numbers and metrics is key to improving the systems and processes you have in place so you can focus more of your time on improving the experience of your members. When it comes to numbers, metrics, etc., our mind immediately goes to members, worship attendance, baptisms and guests…. Continue Reading »

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Myths and Methods of an Online Church

John Gilman February 23, 2016

Is online church for real? Yes, and here are a few of the myths surrounding online church. Myths vs. Reality Myth – Online church can’t build community. Reality – Communities exist all over the internet. Community springs from communication, and every minute of the day community happens on message boards, blogs, websites, and social networks. … Continue Reading »

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