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A Letter to our Clients: We Remain Dedicated to Serving You

Marvin Owen March 18, 2016

Churches are just learning that an aggressive private equity investment firm has bought up yet another church management software company.  It grieves us to hear of the job layoffs and customer disruption that seem to follow when this happens. If you are among the nearly 50,000 churches, schools and organizations that rely on ACS Technologies… Continue Reading »

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3 Tools Small Groups Leaders Need to Succeed

John Gilman March 17, 2016

Small groups help churches grow because they help strangers become great friends. People stay at churches where they find friends because friendship covers a multitude of sins. Small groups involve us in others’ lives and really invest us in the church. These friendships eventually turn into deep, meaningful connections that can last a lifetime. Churches… Continue Reading »

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A Healthy Church is a Safe One: Handling Medical Incidents at your Church

Amy Scott-Lundy March 16, 2016

In the first article of the series, we discussed establishing a church safety and security committee. Once you form a committee, addressing medical needs should be one of your first tasks. While some safety concerns vary based on the church’s location or size, medical emergencies can occur in urban churches or rural churches, along with… Continue Reading »

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The Dream Team: Establishing a Church Safety Committee

Amy Scott-Lundy March 12, 2016

Living in Charleston, I’ve witnessed the Emanuel AME Church tragedy’s local impact. From memorial services and fundraisers to marching band halftime shows and walk/run events, everyone in Charleston has come together to remember the victims in different ways. Local places of worship have also addressed safety concerns and developed plans of action if a crisis… Continue Reading »

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Creating Community at Every Age in Your Church

John Gilman March 3, 2016

Everyone wants to feel like they belong. As Simon Sinek said, “The most basic human desire is to feel like you belong. Fitting in is important.” You see this in the way we, as humans, seek out companionship and camaraderie through organizations, such as, sports teams, civic clubs, fraternities/sororities and clubs for every kind of… Continue Reading »

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Multi-site Churches: Friend or Foe?

John Gilman February 25, 2016

It is safe to say that the church has embraced the idea of multi-site ministry today.  Most churches of any larger size either have another campus or are considering moving in that direction.  Trends come and go in the church community, but the multi-site movement seems to be here to stay for a while. Pastors… 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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Creating an Authentic Community in Your Church

John Gilman February 17, 2016

Churches in the 21st century must strongly consider what type of community exists amongst your body of believers.  Today’s church-goer wants to be a part of a church where people are real and genuine in their mission and service to the Lord. To overcome church barriers to unity and growth, an authentic community must be… Continue Reading »

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Reaffirmations Friday – February 12

John Gilman February 12, 2016

Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have too much time during your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, increasing participation or building stronger church community. But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up… Continue Reading »

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Building Relationships That Last a Lifetime

Jennifer Byrd February 10, 2016

I love the book of Acts. It’s second only to Romans as my favorite book of the Bible. Why? It’s all about relationships and community. In the second chapter of Acts, Paul details the need for community to the early Church. Acts 2:42-47 says “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship,… Continue Reading »

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