Church Growth Blog
We all agree that keeping children safe is our number one goal as parents and as children’s ministry staff members, but it’s no secret their patience sometimes runs thin while waiting in line. Savannah Christian Church uses ACS Checkpoint as their child check-in solution – but what’s really exciting about checking in at Savannah Christian Church?
This month, Jamey McElveen, an R&D Programming Manager for ACS, shares some security tips to follow when using your smartphone. And if you’re on church staff, you’ll be interested in his second article on the updated ACS apps that have just been released.
If only ministering to children was only about kids. Of course, it also requires involving, and ministering to, parents and other guardians. Today, that communication may include the special challenges of mixed families, non-custodial parents, couples from differing faith backgrounds, and a variety of other communication challenges.
How do you talk about money in your church community? Do you only mention it when you suddenly realize that your annual operating budget is short for the next fiscal year? Or when a big storm makes the need for a capital campaign too strong to ignore? If you only talk about money in your times of need, you are missing a prime opportunity to share with your members the results of their giving.
Ministry Leaders: Mac Lake on Leadership Development, Part 6| When Leadership Development Dollars are Tight
In the face of this tough economy I find that many churches are cutting their development dollars. As they take a magnifying glass and a scalpel to their budget it’s the conferences fees, travel expenses and book allowance that are among the first being cut. I understand, things are tight, but just because you cut your development budget doesn’t mean you need to cut leadership development.