With 60 years of ministry and three generations of pastors under their belt, Family Christian Church in Ecorse, Michigan, has turned their attention to developing and restoring families and making sure everyone who walks through the doors of their church feels and understands the mission… “You belong here.” Lead pastor, Eric Cedo says ”The biggest… Continue Reading »
Since its founding in 1855, First Presbyterian Church of Waco in Waco, Texas, has been focused on being a presence in the community through outreach and community development. While they have a strong outward focus, the congregation has spent 163 years looking for meaningful ways to make connections with each other, too. That’s why they’ve… Continue Reading »
Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have too much time during your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, increasing participation or building stronger church community. But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up… Continue Reading »
After my dad left the pastorate, when I was in high school, I became a “church shopper”. Like many onlookers who haven’t yet thrown their hats in the ring, I had plenty of opinions about what churches were doing wrong. Near the top of my list were printed bulletins and connection cards. Week after week,… Continue Reading »
Have you ever found yourself feeling an enormous amount of anxiety as you sit in a ministry meeting, hearing your leader describe an upcoming alteration to the way you currently do ministry? The feeling can be paramount. It can be overtaking. Many of us begin to tune out the presenters dialogue and instantly start to… Continue Reading »
Church information management has come a long way – from paper documents in a file cabinet, to digital files in a database. You strive to ensure your church data is updated and accurate, and you should strive just as much to ensure that your church software is up-to-date. But Why? At ACS Technologies, we constantly… Continue Reading »
Last week I was able to attend the annual conference for the Southern Baptist Denomination in New Orleans. I enjoy spending time in the “booth” at meetings like this. You get a steady stream of people to talk with, many of which are current clients. The attendees for this meeting in New Orleans were mostly… Continue Reading »
Thinking about implementing check-in at your church? This post, written by Ideas to Impact Conference speaker Bill Sanders, is a must-read! Having become a father for the first-time this past year, I have a new respect for parents who can roll four children out of bed, get them dressed, put them into the car, and… Continue Reading »
One increasingly popular use for Apple iPads is check-in. One advantage is that iPads are totally portable, plus they can be used for other purposes when not being used as a check-in station.
Websites and email can be down for a variety of reasons – some of those reasons are beyond our immediate control, but one cause that can certainly be prevented is the loss of your domain name. Don’t let this be you!