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The Power to Say No: When Quitting is a Good Thing

Rachel Ankers December 29, 2017

The New Year is right around the corner. This is when we begin reflection and self-evaluation, which is really a nice way of saying we may look back at 2017 with frustration and disappointment. Too often as we recount 12 months of working toward meeting the resolutions we made last January, we realize we did… Continue Reading »

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Becoming Globally Minded: Commit, Learn, and Do

Meredith Mahon Morris December 27, 2017

As church leaders, it is our duty and responsibility to lead our congregations in the ways in which God has called us.  Without a doubt, part of that call is an outward focus on the people of the world.  But how do we develop this kind of a missional, globally minded worldview in the minds… Continue Reading »

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Focusing on the Meaning Instead of the Perfection

Rachel Ankers December 22, 2017

We all want to experience the meaning of Christmas and create memories with our families. We want beautifully decorated Christmas trees and holiday get-togethers around tables filled with our favorite Christmas treats. The reality, however, is often far different from what we dream. As hard as we try, most things just don’t turn out the… Continue Reading »

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Making Disciples 101: Understanding the Disciple-Making Process

Jennifer Byrd December 21, 2017

“Therefore, go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” –Matthew 28:19 The Great Commission.  Jesus’ ultimate instruction to his followers – those living 2,000 years ago, and those living today in the 21st century.  Go… Continue Reading »

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5 Things First-Time Visitors Want Your Ministry to Consider

Rachel Ankers December 19, 2017

Christmas means decorated trees, holiday parties, Advent wreaths, and for most churches, lots of visitors. Christmas is one of the times each year when attendance at most churches is highest. Many people only attend church in a calendar year for a Christmas service. This means that our Christmas services are extremely important and can have… Continue Reading »

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3 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

John Gilman December 7, 2017

People don’t expect to experience the blues during the holidays. Those precious days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are supposed to be spent celebrating family and the magic of Christmas, with cookie exchanges, shopping for the perfect present and decorating with all things green, red and sparkly. But the honest truth is many church leaders struggle… Continue Reading »

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Including Older Generations in the Use of New Technology

sallyg December 4, 2017

As we go into this holiday season, think about how many penny loafer-rocking attendees do you have at your church.  The older generations aren’t always against new ways of giving. They might not be aware that they have the option to use technology to give. Or they may not know how to use the technology… Continue Reading »

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