Show people how ministries are helping individuals in your church and how they’re helping someone in the community. If you can integrate photos of those who are being served, all the better.
Websites and email can be down for a variety of reasons – some of those reasons are beyond our immediate control, but one cause that can certainly be prevented is the loss of your domain name. Don’t let this be you!
From faster, more effective communication to deeper, more engaged community, the promise of online connection can seem almost too good to be true. And while it’s true that technology, itself, isn’t the answer, churches around the world are leveraging the power of social technologies to better connect, engage, equip, and mobilize their congregations for the… Continue Reading »
If only ministering to children was only about kids. Of course, it also requires involving, and ministering to, parents and other guardians. Today, that communication may include the special challenges of mixed families, non-custodial parents, couples from differing faith backgrounds, and a variety of other communication challenges.
It started a month or so ago when I was reading a blog. It’s a family friend who has two children that God made uniquely but wonderfully special. (If you want to be inspired by her faith and journey, check it out at – http://baseballsbutterfliesblessings.blogspot.com/) She recently had her son’s super hero birthday party and mentioned the great… Continue Reading »
2011 is coming to a close, and we can see 2012 just around the corner. Before long, the television shows and magazines reviewing the top events and people of the year will be out. It seems now that I don’t write out the year on many things, with checks being few and far between and… Continue Reading »
Think of what can be done and needs to be done in the software for this time of year. Make your list and check it twice! Look through the Constant Contact holiday designs for any festive templates for special communications. Make sure your published calendars are up to date. Set up any special events that need to allow for sign ups. Create any special holiday funds for Online Giving.
Every day when I get the mail, my son excitedly asks if there is anything for him. The other day, he spotted something before I could go through it. A costume catalog! He has quite a vivid imagination, and it is rare for him to go somewhere without a cape, boots, or a special hat…. Continue Reading »
Last week to kill time while waiting on an appointment, I opened Facebook on my phone. There was a lot of commotion in the Facebook community – they had changed the interface. Users were up in arms, “how dare they,” “bring it back,” “this is different!” Instead of status updates about children and daily routines,… Continue Reading »