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A more perfect union…

We recently started Netflix in our house.  One of the main reasons was  the upcoming arrival of a baby.  The irony with a new baby is

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How to: Help Create a More Perfect Product

If we want to meet our clients’ software needs, we have to have ongoing relationships and truly be concerned about their visions. We need to understand issues from the client’s point of view—not from ours.
There are several ways R&D connects with users to gather data for changes, enhancements, updates, and features.

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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know (Unless You Know)

With something as important as your church management software, it seems to me that it’s worth taking the time to figure out what you don’t know. There are many ways to get information about what your ACS Technologies solutions are capable of. Here are four ideas for trying to stay in the loop.

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Financial Peace: Giving and credit

Spending some time with Dave Ramsey will get you thinking about debt and credit.
Dave’s stance on giving is impressive—and taking the class has helped me understand another reason it’s so popular with churches.

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Free tools for small churches: Dropbox

“Since we’re a mobile church, we used to have to wait for the pastor to show up with his jump drive,” Chris said. “Same thing with our music – we’d be waiting for the worship person to show up on Sunday mornings, hoping we’d get everything set up on time.”

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Play to Your Strengths

What if we designed teams based upon our strengths? Is someone on your team better at creating to-do lists and someone else better at delegation of tasks? Break those duties up appropriately.
And what if we created an IT system that relied on our strengths?

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Infographic – The Real Cost of Data Loss

It seems like every week, there’s a new story about how insecure our computer systems can be. Check out this infographic on data loss, share it with others, and in the comments, tell us what steps you’ve taken, either with your personal computing or with your ministry, to protect your data.

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How to: Keep Your Church Staff Happy

Just because there’s a shared mission in a church workplace doesn’t necessarily mean people are happy with their work. It takes effort to keep church staff engaged and satisfied.
We researched some strategies for keeping your church staff happy so we could share the tips with you.

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