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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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10 Ways to Pray for the United States this Fourth of July

Rachel Ankers June 28, 2018

We are in the midst of the heat of summer, and the Fourth of July is around the corner. Certainly we look forward to celebrating with family and friends by cooking out and enjoying fireworks together, but as Christ-followers, the freedom we enjoy as citizens of the United States means even more. The freedom to… Continue Reading »

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Time Management for Church Leaders – Making Time for People

Rachel Ankers June 6, 2018

In this second part to our four-part series, we address one of the top priorities those in ministry must have: people.  Although it may seem obvious, often times we who are church leaders do not plan our time well enough to allow for the many needs that our church members will have both practically and… Continue Reading »

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Lovingly Leading the Lost: Elizabeth Baptist Uses Realm to Further Ministry

Rachel Ankers April 27, 2018

At 89 years old, Elizabeth Baptist Church embraces their community with five campuses in Georgia and more than 4000 weekly attendees. Located in Atlanta, Fairburn, Smyrna, Douglasville, and Coyers, the church is focused on lovingly leading lost individuals into a relationship with Jesus Christ and developing mature believers. Communications Director Robert Maxwell says, “When we… 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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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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#MeToo: 4 Ways Your Church Can Support those who are Hurting

Meredith Mahon Morris February 5, 2018

Every day, the media is full of new reports of men in leadership roles being accused of sexual misconduct and harassment. These are men in key positions in government, the media, sports, etc. No one seems exempt from the sudden accusation and spotlight. The #MeToo movement has brought a clandestine but paramount subject straight to… Continue Reading »

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10 Ways to Do Valentine’s Day Differently This Year

John Gilman February 2, 2018

Wouldn’t it be a nice change to shift the focus of Valentine’s Day from ourselves to look up at the people around us? There are people all around us who need to know that someone sees them and cares. And they need to know that Jesus cares. Wouldn’t it be just like Jesus to challenge… Continue Reading »

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Short-Term Missions: Part IV – The Possible Pitfalls

Rachel Ankers January 30, 2018

In the first three parts of this series, we considered some of the possible benefits of short-term missions.  Now in this final part of the series, we turn to another important aspect to consider: the possible pitfalls.  While most people enter into short-term missions with honorable intentions, things can go awry if the sending church… Continue Reading »

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Short-Term Missions: Part III – Benefits of the Sending Church

Meredith Mahon Morris January 26, 2018

In Part III of our four-part series on short-term missions, we look at the benefits for the Global North sending church.  In general, short-term involvement can be a game-changer for Western churches seeking the development of congregants. It broadens perspective and can challenge people’s world view as few other things can. The following are four… Continue Reading »

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