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Summer On-Air: Live-Streaming for Churches

John Gilman July 11, 2016

It’s summer time and people are on the move. Families are enjoying much-deserved family vacations across the country. Individual and couples are sneaking way for relaxing weekend experiences. And, some stay-cationers are simply sleeping in and taking it easy. And yet, many will miss (and feel the loss of) your weekend services. This makes summer… Continue Reading »

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Recharge Church Staff During the Slow Summer

John Gilman July 9, 2016

Summer slows things down in churches. Families take vacation, programs dial down, and staff members prepare for the next season of ministry. Slower summers are perfect times to invest in your church  staff. Too many pastors and ministry leaders burn out because they don’t take time to rest and refocus. I’ve seen pastors, especially missionaries,… Continue Reading »

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Guilt Won’t Stop the Summer Giving Slump

Jan Jasmin June 10, 2015

By this time in the summer, graduations have passed, vacations are starting and unless you have a widely adopted electronic donation program, giving to your church is likely in steep decline. There can be a temptation to send your members on a guilt trip along with their summer trip. But don’t do it. Here’s why…. Continue Reading »

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Surviving the Summer Slump -Pt 4: 6 Ways to Lead When People Leave in the Summer

John Gilman June 19, 2013

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” ~Shakespeare. “back to life, back to reality” ~Soul II Soul a 90’s dance sensation The Summer Slump won’t last forever. As the weather cools, the vacations will end and people will settle back in their routines. Your job is to be ready for them the minute reality… 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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