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This summer is coming quickly. Are you looking for ways to make this year’s summer the best one yet?  With many kids living in families where both parents work, summer experiences at your church are a great way to serve both kids and families. 

  • Learn how to get ready for the experience.
  • Get tools you can share with your volunteers.
  • Find hints to help you run your event(s).
  • Discover follow-up that works


Every church and every family can’t afford to send their kids to faraway and costly summer camps. Many can’t afford to send their kids to daycares or put them in after school programs. Churches can serve their families and communities by providing families a safe, cost effective, and local summer experience for their children.

Planning, running, and following up a VBS takes intentional thought and effort. A good plan and process will make your event better, effective, more fun, impactful, and give your church the long lasting benefits your church deserves.  

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Turning the big day into a big year for your church.

Follow these simple steps to turn the big day into a big year for your church.

Your church will see an influx of visitors this Easter. Use these tips to ensure you keep them coming back. A well-thought-out plan gives your church the best opportunity to leverage Easter into sustainable growth.

This free resource will cover:

  • Preparing for your Big Day
  • Making your Big Day Special
  • Easter Follow-Up That Works
  • Customizable Outreach Templates
  • And More!


Get access to simple tools that your church can start using today to connect people to your church and help them follow Jesus better.

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How to Talk about Money with Your Church

Few things in ministry are more nuanced than talking about money with your church. 

People hold varying views, opinions, and even resentment related to the church, and money all have an effect on how your teaching and requests around giving will be received. And yet…

Mastering the money talk is essential to growing a vibrant, well-funded ministry. 

We want your ministry to be blessed with abundance, and we want your people to develop a heart of generosity that permeates and improves every area of their lives. That’s why we’ve created this free guide, to help you talk about money at your church in a way that will be fruitful. 

In this guide, you’ll discover how to: 

  • Cast a compelling vision that motivates people to give
  • Connect the dots between giving and life transformation
  • Make it too convenient for people not to give
  • And grow giving at your church! 

Get your church finances on the path toward growth! Download your free copy today. Fill out this form and we’ll send you the PDF!

Better Donor Engagement through Four Habits

You can grow your church’s giving program through four simple habits. A small investment of a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly habit will cultivate your members’ generosity. These habits help demonstrate to them how their giving to the church changes lives.

In this article, learn the four key habits that will put your stewardship program on a healthy course.

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Stewardship Starts with Transparency and “The Basics” for Members

Givers who know how the church’s mission is funded are passionate about how their gifts advance the Kingdom. Building a broad, thriving stewardship culture amongst your congregation begins with education and transparency.

In this article, learn how to provide givers the tools they need to understand how their gifts fuel the church’s mission.  Meet the needs of new members (and those new to the faith) with basics tailored just for them. 

Grow and sustain a healthy and celebratory culture of giving through this stewardship model grounded in donor education.

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Does Your Church Reflect Your Community?

One of the most important questions your church can ask about its community is, “Do we reflect the people we’re trying to reach?”

Sometimes your church is trying to engage a group of people no one else is reaching, so you don’t look anything like those you want to reach. But most of the time, it’s easier to reach people with whom you share common traits.

No matter what size your church is, it’s tough to see for yourself how closely you match the community. Our new free guide Comparing Your Church Congregation to Your Community provides step-by-step instructions on how to compare your congregation to your community and see how you stack up.

In this new guide, you’ll learn:

  • How to define the boundaries of your community in a way that makes sense for your specific situation.
  • A simple approach to plotting your congregation on a map so you can clearly see where your church family lives.
  • How to create a report that shows you how your church compares to the community in key demographic metrics.


Discovering how your church compares to the community is an important step to healthy growth.

Download this free guide to find out how you can begin this process immediately.

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Capital Campaign Structure

Capital Campaign Structure: Four Key Components

Don’t launch a capital campaign without thinking through the sustaining elements: your campaign’s infrastructure.

This article provides the key tools you’ll need to plan for your campaign’s leadership, volunteer structure, communications and events.

Capital Campaign Structure

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Year-end And Beyond Guide

Four Steps to an Effective Year-End

The last quarter of the year is when most ministry organizations see a big upswing in donations. Many donors consider making significant contributions in the last weeks of the calendar year. These decisions can be driven by their passions and interests and by the realities of tax benefits.

In this article, you’ll learn four steps that will help your church make the most of year-end giving – and beyond.

Year-end And Beyond Effective Strategies for Churches

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The Small Church Guide to Creating a Digital Ministry Strategy


Think about the last time you went to purchase something, go to a new restaurant, find a new service, or learn how to do something. What is the one common thread?

You searched online.

Your appearance and engagement in the digital space is critically important to your ministry’s future. The term “online” can include many things—a church’s or company’s website, social media, email campaigns, text campaigns, video communication—and much more.

Yet many churches—especially in the small church space—either overlook this vital part of ministry or relegate it to the back burner. Outdated websites, inconsistent social media, and low engagement actually repel the very people you hope to reach.

That’s why we created The Small Church Guide to Doing Digital Ministry Well.

In this interactive guide, you’ll discover:

  • Why digital ministry is critical to your church’s growth… and how to get serious about your strategy.
  • Why the message you are sharing now may not be reaching the right people… and how to discover the right words to use.
  • Why your digital presence is your new “front lobby” … and can either draw people in or push them away.
  • Why a plan to engage and interact with people can make them immediately feel welcome… and spark a curiosity to learn more about you.
  • The one thing all digital ministry needs to be effective… and how to make it second nature in all you do.


Digital ministry is more than just live streaming.

It’s more than an occasional social media post.

It’s more than a neglected website.

It should be an important strategic part of your church’s plan for reaching your community, now and in the future.

Grab a copy of The Small Church Guide to Doing Digital Ministry Well today and you’ll discover that digital ministry is ministry enhanced. And church beyond the building might become your new favorite way to “do” church.

The Small Church Guide to Creating a Digital Ministry Strategy

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Overcoming Capital Campaign Hurdles

Capital Campaign Crises: Overcoming Hurdles and Pain Points

You’ve launched your campaign and the pledges of support are flowing in. The congregation is excited. So what do you do when your campaign hits a major snag?

This article outlines strategies for overcoming campaign hurdles and pain points – the most common issues we see impact a launched campaign. What happens if your pastor resigns? If you lose a major donor or financing? If your project costs are spiraling? Learn the steps to take to keep your campaign on track when a crisis hits.

Overcoming Capital Campaign Hurdles Guide

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