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Telling Everyone Everything is Harming the Way You Communicate

Keith Hudgins June 13, 2018

I was recently at a church that uses an online email service to communicate with congregants. We were discussing how effective it had been for them. They were very happy that 31% of their church opens the email every week. I even congratulated them on having such a high number. Stats say that is you… Continue Reading »

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Part I: Can Old Dogs Learn New Tricks?

Keith Hudgins June 8, 2018

I remember when I was just a young kid out in the hot, dry cotton fields of west Texas hearing my grandfather say, “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks.” This always stuck with me as an odd statement.  Now that I am the grandfather (old dog), I understand more clearly what he was saying. For… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Silos and the Church That Never Existed

Keith Hudgins May 29, 2018

Let me tell you about an imaginary church and their journey in the world of information management.  Let’s be clear. This is not your church! Your church would have never encountered this problem.  This is some “made up” church that never existed.  You probably cant even relate to the problems this church has encountered.. Read… Continue Reading »

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To VBS and Beyond: 4 Principles for VBS Follow Up

Keith Hudgins May 21, 2018

All of you remember the now famous words of Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story.”  Sometimes when you think about VBS, you feel like you are on a journey to infinity…and beyond!  Planning for VBS usually begins around 6 to 8 months in advance of the event.  There are themes to consider, costumes to make, sets to build, volunteers to… Continue Reading »

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The Curious Case of “Peter Walter”

Keith Hudgins May 9, 2018

Everyone loves a little mystery.  Mysteries engage the mind and encourage us to be creative.  Some mysteries, however, are more frustrating than helpful.  Take the case of Peter Walter. It was a normal Monday morning for the church staff as they went about the work that is typical for a Monday: entering the weekly giving, posting attendance for… Continue Reading »

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Realm Pathways: When Ministry is Stuck in Neutral

Keith Hudgins April 11, 2018

Ever feel like your ministry is stuck in neutral? You have a vision. You have a plan. The problem lies in the execution.  It reminds me of a song called “Everybody Said (But Nobody Did)” by Acapella. Here is the chorus: Everybody said that anybody could do, The important things somebody should do, Everybody knows… Continue Reading »

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Go Make Disciples: Using Realm Connect to Foster Discipleship

Keith Hudgins March 28, 2018

You have heard the phrase, “Go make disciples.” It’s kind of a big deal. Matthew records it as the last words Jesus said before ascending into heaven.  Imagine that. Sitting around the table with a man you watched die, and he is telling you, “One last thing before I go. Go make disciples.” His very… Continue Reading »

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