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Feedback Fuels Church Growth & Empowers People

Meredith Mahon Morris January 25, 2016

My young son has a natural talent for drumming. At a very early age it was easy to see he could detect rhythm and passionately appreciates music of all types. Like any good parent developing a prodigy, my wife and I began taking every opportunity we could to resource him. We set him up with… Continue Reading »

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Reaffirmations Friday – January 22

Meredith Mahon Morris January 22, 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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Church Communications – A Mixed Bag

Meredith Mahon Morris January 18, 2016

After my dad left the pastorate, when I was in high school, I became a “church shopper”. Like many onlookers who haven’t yet thrown their hats in the ring, I had plenty of opinions about what churches were doing wrong. Near the top of my list were printed bulletins and connection cards. Week after week,… Continue Reading »

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From Scripture to Screen: Effectively Presenting the Message

Kaitlyn Grooms September 12, 2013

Today, many churches incorporate some type of technology during sermons and worship services. For example, pastors use presentations and other visuals to convey the message they’re preaching. This helps visitors and regular attenders to follow along. And if they forgot to bring a Bible, having the scripture on the screen can help them fully comprehend… Continue Reading »

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Surviving the Summer Slump -Pt 3: 10 Ways to Fight the Low Tide of Summer Giving

John Gilman June 5, 2013

“Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it.” – Rebecca Johnson The Summer Slump affects your money as much as your people. People travel with their tithes, and few double up when they come home. People take vacations, but bills don’t. There are no late fees… Continue Reading »

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Surviving the Summer Slump-Pt 2 ~ 4 Ways to Keep Relationships Strong

John Gilman May 30, 2013

Never abandon a friend–either yours or your father’s. When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance. It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away. Proverbs 27:10 Summer strengthens family relationships, but the Summer Slump makes church relationships stale. Ministers know the story. A family finds… Continue Reading »

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Surviving the Summer Slump for Ministry Leadership – Part 1

John Gilman May 24, 2013

 “The rhythm is gonna get you.” -Gloria Estefan Every industry has rhythms, and successful leaders identify these rhythms and position their organizations to thrive during the highs and to survive the lows. Bad leaders ignore these rhythms and fail. The beginnings of spring and fall are exciting times for pastors because they are key times… Continue Reading »

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How to: find your church’s One Big Thing

tcarringer December 4, 2012

When I do consultations with church leadership, I always explain Jim Collins’s Hedgehog concept and how it applies to churches. The concept is very simple, and is based on the ancient Greek parable: “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” In the book Good to Great, Collins expounds on the… Continue Reading »

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