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Promoting Church Unity Through Summer Fun

Jennifer Byrd June 29, 2018

The summer months on the church calendar can often feel empty. Many youth ministries take a break from their regularly scheduled meetings, which leaves parents looking for connection and activities for their middle and high schoolers. The long, hot summer days can also leave scheduling gaps for the senior adults in your congregation. The summer… Continue Reading »

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5 Things to Consider to Set Seniors Up for Success

Jennifer Byrd April 26, 2018

As the end of the school year approaches, many families are both anticipating and dreading the date on their calendars that marks their high schooler’s graduation. As a parent, I fully embrace what a joyous yet bittersweet day this is in the life of a family as we celebrate the graduation of our seniors. As… Continue Reading »

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9 Ways to Engage with Your Supported Missionaries

John Gilman February 13, 2018

In recent years there has been a shift in how churches support and engage with missionaries. Gone are the days of walls full of photos of supported missionaries the church does not know well. Churches are choosing instead to invest more heavily and engage more deeply with fewer missionaries closely aligned with the mission and… Continue Reading »

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Valuing Volunteers: The Key to Volunteer Retention

Jennifer Byrd November 16, 2017

Many churches, missions and non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to accomplish their goals.  Volunteerism reduces payroll costs and can be an effective way to engage more people in the important work of the Kingdom of God. Working with those volunteers can present some unique challenges, though.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind… Continue Reading »

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Realm Messaging and Your Church

Erin McManaway September 14, 2017

Sometimes you need to communicate to someone in your church quickly. This may be when a meeting time has changed, or you want to check in with the Johnson’s because you just heard Dan was in the hospital. There are so many situations where having real-time messaging can make a huge difference. Realm Connect and… Continue Reading »

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New Member Classes: Starting off on the Right Foot

Meredith Mahon Morris August 18, 2017

The process of getting a new member educated about your church, the theology and doctrine you adhere to, and how they can get plugged in may take a multitude of different paths. It depends on how each church and its staff choose to integrate new members into their church body. Some are on top of… Continue Reading »

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Impact your Entire Congregation with VBS

Jennifer Byrd July 11, 2017

For many congregations, July means Vacation Bible School. Most VBS schedules include music, snacks, activities and crafts themed around a certain Bible story, passage or character. Many churches include a missions component. They will introduce the children to a missionary or organization that meets a need in the name of Christ. During VBS, you have… Continue Reading »

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Create Momentum During Summer Months

Wes Atkinson June 6, 2017

With summer just around the corner, your church may be wondering how you can keep the momentum going during the unpredictable summer season. Vacations, pool parties, and family visits to your home are a few reasons why attendance at your church may be down this year. Not to mention, your congregation daydreaming during the sermon… Continue Reading »

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Cultivating a Well-Rounded Ministry

John Gilman May 4, 2017

Piloting a helicopter demands one’s complete attention to control the madness of the multiple parts of the machine. Pilots lean on 3 dimensional thinking to navigate the constant roll, pitch and yaw and move in the desired direction. It reminds me of the skills needed to operating a successful church. Cultivating a well rounded ministry… Continue Reading »

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