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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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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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Is your Church in the Cloud?

Meredith Mahon Morris March 21, 2018

On paper, the Church is an organization. In reality, the Church is an organism. Each one is unique. Each one has many parts. And each one needs to stay connected, even when they aren’t gathered. The most prevailing description and analogy related to the Church in scripture is a Body. In fact, the apostle Paul… 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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Ministry Impact Story: Lake Forest Church

Rachel Ankers November 21, 2017

Lake Forest Church was founded in 1998 in the back of a bowling alley and held its first public service on Oct. 18, 1998 under the disco ball at a skating rink. This body of believers has come a long way since its foundation and now serves 2,000 souls weekly on campuses in Huntersville, Davidson,… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: The Bible Chapel

Meredith Mahon Morris September 20, 2017

The Bible Chapel was born in 1963 when nine couples began meeting, praying, and studying the scriptures together in McMurray, Pennsylvania. It has experienced a stream of steady growth as the area has changed and the congregation has matured. The Bible Chapel rests on the love and sacrifice of its people who’ve always sought to… Continue Reading »

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The Social Scene: Choosing the Best Social Media Networks for Your Church

Amy Scott-Lundy March 2, 2017

Almost every few months, a new social networking website emerges. Long-established social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are popular and well-known, but newcomers like Instagram and Snapchat have quickly gained ground. For most of us, but especially busy church administrators, learning the ins and outs of social media can be time-consuming and… Continue Reading »

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