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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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How to Help Members Find the Right Place in Ministry

Jennifer Byrd April 9, 2018

As church leaders, one of our goals is to help the members of our congregation grow in their relationships with Christ and get involved in meaningful ministries that align with their gifting, experiences, and abilities.  For many of our people, this is not an easy thing.  They need our guidance and assistance to help them… Continue Reading »

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4 Early Steps to VBS Success

Meredith Mahon Morris April 4, 2018

Spring is upon us, and summer is right around the corner. This brings the anticipation of sunshine, beach excursions, and for most children’s ministry leaders, it also means Vacation Bible School! It may feel early to begin the planning process, but there are at least 4 things you can put in place now to help… 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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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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4 Simple Steps to Move Your Church Toward Inclusion

John Gilman October 26, 2017

A trending topic in our nation is inclusion. This conversation has begun to slowly cross over into our churches as well, particularly regarding individuals with special needs. October is Down Syndrome awareness month and places the spotlight on the 1 in 700 babies born every year with this diagnosis. Churches are becoming more aware of… Continue Reading »

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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote Vacation Bible School

Meredith Mahon Morris June 12, 2017

School is out, which means the season of Vacation Bible School is upon us! Many of us have fond memories of fun VBS days filled with themed snacks and crafts, and Bible story time. While kids enjoy the five days of VBS activities, they have no idea how many months it may have taken to… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: Worthington Christian Church

Meredith Mahon Morris February 15, 2017

Worthington Christian Church, located outside of Columbus, OH, is on a mission to fulfill the Great Commission: to make disciples, so that they can then go out into the world to make disciples, as Christ commanded. Since their beginnings over 40 years ago, the church has been dedicated to fulfilling their vision: “To make and… Continue Reading »

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Christmas Gift Ideas for your Volunteers

Jennifer Byrd December 22, 2016

Christmas is a great opportunity to let your volunteers know how much you appreciate them.  Giving a special gift to show your thanks doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does need to be thoughtful. Check out these helpful tips to successful gift giving for your volunteers this Christmas! 3 rules to live by: Get… Continue Reading »

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Recruiting Volunteers by Sharing your “Why”

John Gilman November 15, 2016

Recruiting new volunteers is an ongoing need in growing congregations. As people move or experience a change in life circumstances, they move out of certain volunteer roles, leaving gaps in serving areas. It can be challenging to communicate needs to the congregation without sounding desperate or pleading. The goal is to recruit volunteers who are… Continue Reading »

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