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Good Samaritan Episcopal Church: A Church Without Walls

Meredith Mahon Morris March 13, 2017

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in Brownsburg, IN, a suburb of Indianapolis, has purposed to live out their mission of becoming “Followers of Jesus with open minds and hearts to serve.” They are a growing community of open-minded and open-hearted Christians who seek to do what Jesus did, love and accept people from all walks of life.  Unlike most churches, Good… Continue Reading »

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Small Groups: Pruning for New Growth

Meredith Mahon Morris February 27, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to tour a botanical garden. I enjoyed the beauty of the blooming flowers but also learned so much about the different trees and bushes along the way. As we passed a young pine tree our guide explained that this tree in particular had been through a pruning process called candling…. Continue Reading »

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First Church Sterling Heights Focuses on Building Stronger Community

Meredith Mahon Morris February 23, 2017

We are excited for our ministry partners, First Church Sterling Heights, and how they are reaching their goals of building community. Sterling Heights is a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. First Church was founded in 1962 by Carl and Mary Hill, retired seniors who had a burdened heart to minister to children.  As fate would have… Continue Reading »

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Finding Community in 2017

Meredith Mahon Morris January 19, 2017

It isn’t hard to find an article or study that proves the benefits found in living in community with others. Healthy friendships have been found to have a positive impact on a person’s physical health, mental clarity, positive decision making, emotional health, self-esteem and even lengthened lifespan! So why do so many of us find… Continue Reading »

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Energize Community Stewardship with Favorite Activities

Jan Jasmin December 1, 2016

Knowing where your congregation’s interests lie is an important part of the generosity equation. When you’re asking them to volunteer their time, contribute money or take part in community outreach programs, you’ll get a greater and more committed response when you ask them to do something they enjoy. Learning the activities and hobbies that are… Continue Reading »

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Leading the Way by Giving Back

Meredith Mahon Morris November 10, 2016

In the current exhausting political climate, most of us are hungry for some sort of encouragement and a reminder of why we love where we live. We need communities that are unified and working together. We need our coming together to be stronger than the arguments that threaten to tear us apart. We long to… Continue Reading »

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Is Assimilation Part of your Church Culture?

John Gilman August 3, 2016

Churches monitor many different metrics to determine the health of their church. Tithes and offerings, baptisms, new members, the number involved in small groups, and the number of volunteers are just a few. But what metric directly impacts the spiritual strength and depth of your church? It’s assimilation. Think about this. What good are customers… Continue Reading »

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5 Tips to Engage and Welcome Visitors into your Church Community

Jan Jasmin August 1, 2016

The longer your members are actively involved in your ministry, the harder it becomes for them to remember when they were first-time visitors walking through your doors. Once you become connected through church activities and fellowship, it’s easy to forget how you felt when first visiting a church where you didn’t know anyone. Engaging visitors… Continue Reading »

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On the Road Again: Safety Tips for Church Vehicles

Amy Scott-Lundy April 6, 2016

In the church safety series, we’ve discussed forming a safety team and steps to take to make your church safer. Keeping your members and attendees safe doesn’t end when you leave the church grounds. Many churches use church vehicles to transport those who are otherwise unable to come to church and for off-campus events so… Continue Reading »

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