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Monthly Archives: December 2013


Merry Christmas: ACS Technologies Solutions for the Holiday Season!

Kristen Hardaway December 11, 2013

We all notice when there are more people packed in the pews on the Sundays leading up to the holidays. My co-workers and I call these people the C&E’s (Christmas and Easter attenders). It’s great that people are more inclined to engage in church over the holidays, and churches should try to capture these attenders… Continue Reading »


Ministry Impact Story: The Capstone UMC, Tuscaloosa, AL

Meredith Mahon Morris December 10, 2013

Planting churches isn’t easy. Most church plants fail. Church planters burn out, and great dreams turn to nightmares, but church plants that survive change the world. Church planting requires dedication to prayer and planning. The United Methodist Convention discerned the need for a new church in Tuscaloosa, AL. Founding Pastor Wade Langer, a graduate of… Continue Reading »


Overcoming Holiday Stress in Ministry

John Gilman December 5, 2013

December is a busy time in the life of most churches. Whether it be decorating the church, Christmas musicals, class parties, Christmas Eve services, and even year-end financial budget goals – the holidays can be stressful. Add in the family obligations and you are on life support by the time Santa comes down the chimney…. Continue Reading »


Ministry Impact Story: Westover Hills Assembly of God, San Antonio, TX

Meredith Mahon Morris December 5, 2013

The History. Jim and Denise Rion pastor Westover Hills Assembly of God. They started it in 1986 with a call from God and a small rented building. When they outgrew that location and began searching for a place to build, Pastor Jim felt led to an undeveloped area of San Antonio called Westover Hills. The… Continue Reading »


Pastoring and Parenting…It’s Not Easy!

John Gilman December 2, 2013

The team at Barna recently published some statistics on PK’s (pastor kids). Here are some of the more interesting stats for the full story follow this link.  42% of pastors wish they’d spent more time with their kids. 1 out of 3 PK’s aren’t involved in church when they leave home. 5% of PK’s leave… Continue Reading »

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