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Church Organization

The Numbers that Really Matter for Church Growth

While counting heads every week may provide an easy gauge on your church growth, church attendance...

3 Min Read
Community & Culture

Why Your Welcome Team Might be the Most Important Team this Week

There are a lot of details vying for your attention during weekly preparations. Don't leave out...

4 Min Read
Discipleship

80% of Visitors Will Not Return to Your Church Without a Personal Touch

How healthy is your church? There are many metrics and numbers to understand, but how do you know...

4 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

The Biggest Factor Impacting Your Ability to Reach More People

What is the biggest difference between churches that are growing and those that aren’t? How likely...

7 Min Read
Discipleship

How Software Can Help You Track Discipleship

Data won’t provide all the answers, but it helps us better understand what we can learn from what...

3 Min Read
Leadership

7 Practical Tips To Stop Overworking

Overworking might be an obvious trend for driven people, but it seems to be a rising epidemic for...

11 Min Read
Small Groups

How Technology Increases Small Group Effectiveness

Many churches understand the importance of intentional community, yet very few implement the necessary processes to truly understand whether it is actually happening.

3 Min Read
Discipleship

You Were Never Meant To Find Your Self-Worth Through Church Attendance

If you’ve spent more than 10 minutes in church leadership, you’re aware of the tension that...

9 Min Read
Discipleship

5 Ways to Stop Volunteer Dropout

You just had another volunteer quit. Whether you immediately jump to fill the hole they left behind...

4 Min Read
Discipleship
Small Groups

How to Guide People from 'Decisions' to 'Disciples'

It’s a (common) slippery slope: A person makes the decision to become a follower of Christ, so we...

3 Min Read

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Discipleship
Small Groups

What Is A Discipleship Journey?

As church leaders, should continually be focused on discipling the people God entrusts to our...

3 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

How to Become a Disciple-Multiplying Church

Once we look inward and recognize our integral role in discipleship, the next step calls for us to...

3 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

10 Differences of a Church Making an Impact in Their Community

Methods of doing ministry—that is, styles, strategies and best practices—evolve. But since our...

7 Min Read
Discipleship
Small Groups

From Member to Servant

The true measure of a church’s impact is most accurately measured in those who heed the calling to...

3 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

Online is the New Church Foyer...and More 2019 Trends

It is no surprise that the culture around us is changing at warp speed. How is the Church staying...

17 Min Read
Discipleship
Small Groups

One Thing You Might Be Missing That's Pulling Your Team Apart

Everything in a culture, in a system and on a team fights against alignment. Like the front end of...

4 Min Read
Discipleship

How to Make a Discipleship Model That Fits Your People

When you ask many church leaders what ‘making disciples’ looks like in their churches, you’ll...

4 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

What Your Outreach Pastor NEEDS to Know About Church Management Software

You might think that your church management software is a tool that your leaders use only after...

3 Min Read
Leadership
Small Groups

7 Signs That Make Change at Your Church Seem Impossible (Even Though It's Not)

How do you know when your church is simply so resistant to change that it isn’t going to budge? How...

10 Min Read
Leadership
MultiSite

If Pride and Humility Are Habits, Which One Do You Need to Kick?

Leadership is a high-stakes game. A lot is riding on it, and few things kill a leader’s...

8 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

Is Your First Step Of Discipleship At Your Church Too Big?

In my experience working with many different churches (including my own), I’ve found it is often...

5 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

5 Reasons To Change The Way You View Church Finances

One question we asked was who was the person ultimately responsible for church generosity? The...

6 Min Read
Leadership

How to Take Ownership Back Over Technology, Apps, And Devices

We live in an age where we no longer own our devices. Our devices own us. And when technology runs...

14 Min Read
Community & Culture

The Importance Of One More Volunteer On Your Welcome Team

Without that backup volunteer in place, conversations that change everything are hard to have. As...

4 Min Read
Church Organization

The Ephesians 4 Church: Create Sustainable Ministry

Ephesians 4 calls us to equip, and how we respond to this calling – engaging people, investing in...

4 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

Behave on Sunday Morning Like You Can Help Someone During the Week

So your church has a website and a Facebook page - trying to connect with people online. Here’s the...

8 Min Read
Community & Culture

7 Unexpected Interruptions That Hurt Your Productivity The Most

You’re ready to leave work but you barely even dented your to-do list. You try not to have it...

11 Min Read
Discipleship

3 Vital First Impressions Your Children's Ministry Makes

Before people ever attend your worship service, many have already learned quite a bit about a...

5 Min Read
Giving

The Role of Your ChMS and Technology in Giving

Managing your online giving process with your church management system can help you manage the...

7 Min Read
Missions & Outreach
Small Groups

Why Some Days It Feels Like Everyone Is Angry

One thing that is changing quickly is how deeply we seem to hate each other. I wish I could say...

13 Min Read
Missions & Outreach
Small Groups

4 Ways Parents Can Navigate Technology With Their Kids

Technology is having a pervasive influence on all of us, especially the next generation. We need to...

10 Min Read
Discipleship

5 Characteristics That Will Help You Transform a Good Leader into a Great Leader

Great leaders almost always become great leaders because of what they’ve learned to do, not by what...

8 Min Read
Leadership

5 Simple Steps You Can Begin Today to Make a Big Impact Tomorrow

Sometimes leadership can seem so overwhelming. In reality, though, leadership is simpler than it...

8 Min Read
Discipleship

How to Teach People to Engage in the Bible After Sunday

Are the people in your church spending time learning to read and know the Bible for themselves?...

7 Min Read
Leadership

If You Want to Motivate Your Team, Stop Saying These 7 Phrases

If you’re a driven leader, want to know how to really frustrate your team. Just utter some of the...

11 Min Read
Leadership

How to Start Motivating Your Team Today Without Breaking the Budget

Is pay the only want to motivate people? What really motivates people? Here are 5 things that can...

9 Min Read
Leadership
MultiSite

4 Healthy Perspectives of a Great Central Services Team in a Multisite Church

If you’re leading in a multisite church or if you’re thinking about becoming a multisite church, at...

4 Min Read
Church Organization

9 Measurements That Help You Prioritize People at Your Church

We can often use the human elements of ministry as an excuse for ignoring important numbers. Data,...

7 Min Read
Discipleship

Pastors, You Can Spend Time Mentoring A Few to Influence Discipleship Multiplication

Many pastors of growing churches mourn the loss of the days when they had a relationship with every...

9 Min Read
Discipleship

How to Recognize The Early Warning Signs of a Hard Heart

Hardness of heart is a condition that people on the other side of God develop. Pharaoh had it....

4 Min Read
Discipleship

3 Principles That Work in Leadership Development

We’re hearing more and more often at churches of all sizes how difficult it is for pastors to...

2 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

Why We Need The Church To Lean Inside AND Outside In Order To Multiply Disciples

With only 7% of churches in America currently reproducing, we aren’t even keeping up with...

11 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

3 Misconceptions About Empathy And The Power It Holds In Your Leadership

Empathy is one of the most important traits a church leader can have, and one of the linchpins of...

5 Min Read
Community & Culture

5 Ways You Can Become A More Secure Leader

So you might be a little insecure as a leader, but how do you change that? Here are five changes...

5 Min Read
Community & Culture

How To Tell When You're Leading With Insecurity

Every leader battles insecurity. Here are 5 signs insecurity is a part of your leadership. Once you...

4 Min Read
Discipleship

You Might Be Nearing Burnout If You No Longer Feel The Highs Or Lows Of Emotions

Burnout seems to be an epidemic in ministry leadership. Here are 9 signs that you might be nearing...

7 Min Read
Leadership
Small Groups

5 Emergencies That Don't Demand Your Pastor's Immediate Attention

How do you handle the crises that come up in the lives of people that they look to you to help...

8 Min Read
Leadership

4 Ways To Build The Culture You Need In Order To Have The Team You Want

Guess what’s impacting your leadership more thank you think? Culture. Create a healthy culture and...

12 Min Read
Church Organization

3 Essential Ways to Keep Kids Safe

The rules of children's ministry safety have changed compared to a decade ago. Here's how to keep...

4 Min Read
Discipleship

High Attendance At Your Church Is Not The Same As Engaged Disciples

To activate members and keep them engaged, churches have to be intentional. They have to actively...

6 Min Read
Giving

3 Differences Between Inclining and Declining Churches and Their Ministry Finances

The Unstuck Group compared inclining and declining churches. Here are some of the key differences...

4 Min Read
Community & Culture

5 Differences Between Inclining And Declining Churches And Their Ministry Leadership

The Unstuck Group compared inclining and declining churches. Here are some of the key differences...

4 Min Read
Discipleship

5 Biggest Differences Between Inclining And Declining Churches And Their Ministry Connections

The Unstuck Group compared inclining and declining churches. Here are some of the key differences...

4 Min Read
Discipleship

7 Differences of Inclining and Declining Churches and How Far Their Ministry Reaches

The Unstuck Group compared inclining and declining churches. Today, we will focus on the...

4 Min Read
Community & Culture

How to Make Your Guest Connections a Lasting Impression

How does your church help people move from guests to engaged? May it be 'our pleasure' to not only...

7 Min Read
Discipleship

3 Common Moments In The Life Of A New Disciple That You Can Measure

God is really into using marriage as a metaphor for his relationship to us … the problem is...

4 Min Read
Discipleship
Small Groups

How to Measure the Health of Your Current Church Attenders

You don’t need first-time guests to jump all-in by connecting them to a group or a serving team or...

5 Min Read
Discipleship

5 Characteristics of a Healthy Discipleship Path

There isn't a right discipleship path for your church, because such a thing doesn’t exist. However,...

10 Min Read
Discipleship

What Do You Do With People Who Only Occasionally Attend Church?

How do you interact with infrequent church attendees who don’t seem to be embracing the mission of...

11 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

Please Don’t Forget My Moms This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the second highest day in church attendance, right behind Easter. There’s gonna be...

3 Min Read
Church Organization

Help Your Visitors Connect, Engage, and Feel Like They Belong

Does every first-time visitor have the potential to become a long-term regular attendee at your...

5 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

5 Factors That Impact Your Guest Experience In The First 10 Minutes

The way you welcome and interact with your first-time guests directly impacts their decision to...

11 Min Read
Community & Culture

Thank These People in the Next Five Days

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on what you have accomplished. Before the date...

3 Min Read
EBOOK

7 Ways to Reach More People

There are several necessary stages to attract visitors, connect, disciple and engage them into your...

5 Min Read
Discipleship

Talking About The Enemy Is Not An Easy Task

Even when we'd like to be, we're not Superheroes. And we have an enemy that uses whatever he can to...

13 Min Read
Community & Culture

What Can a Friar, an Apple Watch, and Mixed Communications Teach Us?

It’s easy to miss the ways our traditions send contradictory messages to people on the outside...

5 Min Read
Discipleship

A Letter to the Leader Feeling Overcome with Discouragement

In many churches, and in many not-for-profits, staff leaders are wondering where the high capacity...

7 Min Read
Community & Culture
Small Groups

4 Ideas to Sprinkle Life into Small Groups This Summer

Before your church gives up on maintaining a thriving small group ministry during the summer, here...

4 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

Dear Pastor, Did Easter Wear You Out?

There are two common feeling pastors have after Easter weekend has come and gone. The first is a...

7 Min Read
Community & Culture

8 Principles to Help You Avoid an Unhealthy Team Culture

No one can do ministry alone and a healthy ministry team usually leads to a healthy church....

4 Min Read
Community & Culture

How to Get the Right People to Help You Lead Change and Overcome Resistance

The amount of influence and investment of your people directly influences how they can best help...

4 Min Read
Giving

Church Giving Statistics, 2019 Edition

The state of church giving is in transition. Churches everywhere are feeling this dramatic slide....

21 Min Read
Leadership

3 Ways People Respond to Change and How to Choose Which Group to Lead First

Oftentimes our instinct to convince our critics first could be holding us back from the change we...

3 Min Read
Community & Culture

Creating Wow Experiences and the Impact They Have on Church Growth and Big Events

I think when hearing wow factor, most people recognize it. They intuitively understand what it...

4 Min Read
Discipleship

7 Insights to Creating Rhythms that Inspire Beyond Orientation Training

Training is training is training, right? Take a look at the process of training your volunteers and...

5 Min Read
Discipleship

4 Ways to Connect with Your Holiday Visitors After the Big Weekend

You've recruited your volunteer teams and are in your final preparation for the big holiday...

9 Min Read
Discipleship

12 Ways to Maximize Your Church's Relational Connections

Connections are a vital part of any healthy, thriving church. You may call this assimilation, or...

6 Min Read
Discipleship

5 Questions You Should Be Asking To Measure Your Leadership Impact

In many churches, and in many not-for-profits, staff leaders are wondering where the high capacity...

8 Min Read
EBOOK

Volunteer eBook - 2019

We recently did an analysis of all of our churches looking for patterns in volunteer involvement....

5 Min Read
Discipleship

6 Ways to Prevent Losing Your Most Reliable Volunteers

In many churches, and in many not-for-profits, staff leaders are wondering where the high capacity...

7 Min Read
Community & Culture

Are You Prepared for Easter - The Biggest Sunday of the Year, Pt 2: Visitor Follow-up

In the midst of the planning, preparation and prayer, have you given any thought to ways you can...

6 Min Read
Community & Culture

Are You Prepared for Easter - The Biggest Sunday of the Year

Easter is a big – HUGE – attendance day, rivaled only by Christmas. And those attendance numbers...

6 Min Read
Volunteers

How to Improve Your Welcome Team in Time for Easter

This Easter, commit to moving your volunteers from the mindset of simply filling a role to actually...

6 Min Read
Discipleship

Create a Guest Follow-up Using Church Management Software To Help Close the Back Door Each Weekend

You’ll need rock-solid processes in place to be able to follow-up with those who’ve chosen your...

6 Min Read
Discipleship

Easter and First-Time Guest Overload: The Biggest Sunday of the Year

The biggest Sunday of the year can bring new faces to your church, and you want to make sure their...

6 Min Read
Discipleship

5 Simple Changes You Can Make Today to Impact Your Volunteer Base This Year

Everyone has a lot going on, and it's hard to get people to volunteer. Here are the best ways to...

4 Min Read
Church Organization

2 Questions That Will Influence the Biggest Priority of Children's Ministry

There are many details to organize and tasks in KidMin that can seem overwhelming. Where do you...

3 Min Read
Discipleship

7 Questions Every Volunteer Asks But Never Says Out Loud

Almost every volunteer at some point asks variations of these 7 questions. If you’ve volunteered...

9 Min Read
Volunteers

How to Fulfill the Primary Role of Any Church and Learn to Equip Everyone in the Church to Minister to Others

As a church or ministry, you will reach more people as you equip and empower others. Find freedom...

5 Min Read
Volunteers

3 Ways to Keep a Servant Mindset even in the Last Push Toward Easter

If you have ever lead in kids ministry, then chances are strong you have struggled to train and...

3 Min Read
Discipleship

Why You Risk Losing People Through the Cracks and How Technology Can Help

Technology is just as crucial for supporting and equipping volunteer leaders as it is for helping...

3 Min Read
Discipleship

Train Your Volunteers for the Present, Equip Them for the Long-Term

Technology can empower us to be better stewards of the volunteers God has gifted to our ministries...

6 Min Read
Church Organization

Begin a New Volunteer Recruiting Plan Today

It would be great to have volunteers knocking down your doors to volunteer! And even better those...

4 Min Read
Discipleship

Volunteer Management is a Breeze with the New Look and Power of Updated Schedule Feature

Our new schedules feature is a full re-design of the volunteer management experience. With a fresh...

3 Min Read
Discipleship

How Your Volunteer Management Can Impact Discipleship

Developing a thriving volunteer ministry is arguably the best way to ensure the long-term health...

4 Min Read
Community & Culture

Why Self-Awareness Is The Only Skill You Really Need

If you want to grow your self-awareness, you can. If you want to develop your team’s...

8 Min Read
Leadership

New Site, Same Heart - What Drives Church Community Builder

We exist to serve you and the great commission. It’s really that simple. This is why we build our...

4 Min Read
Technology
MultiSite

6 Questions to Ask Before Considering Multisite

Though there are over 5,000 multisite churches across North America, every one has a unique...

6 Min Read
Community & Culture

Are You Speaking About Giving in Terms of Duty or Hope-filled Promises?

According to Barna research, only 1 in 5 American church attenders consider the act of giving money...

4 Min Read
Discipleship

How to Tackle Bad Leadership By Changing the Way You Talk

Leadership is difficult—you have to overcome obstacles that non-leaders never tackle, AND you have...

10 Min Read
Community & Culture

How to Increase Volunteer Engagement and Improve the Overall Health of Your Ministry

If your church wants to develop a thriving volunteer ministry, here are five things you should be...

5 Min Read
Community & Culture

How to Lean into Unplanned Giving Opportunities and Inspire Gen-X and Millenials

When we hold onto what we have been given with a clenched fist, we cut ourselves off from God's...

4 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

Will Unchurched People Find Jesus at Your Church?

Just because a church is growing doesn’t mean it’s filling up with unchurched people. Hoping to...

9 Min Read
Community & Culture

Why You Can’t Build the Future Around People Who Live in the Past

No matter how long you’ve been in church leadership, it still hurts when people leave your church....

11 Min Read
Community & Culture

How to Develop Ordinary People Into Extraordinary Leaders

Jesus developed leaders by finding ordinary people and bringing out the extraordinary in them. What...

5 Min Read
Discipleship
Small Groups

How to Find and Develop Future Leaders

The definition of leadership development is helping people discover and use the extraordinary gifts...

8 Min Read
Discipleship

3 Ways Your Church Management Software Can Impact Your Discipleship Process

Your church management software can and should be so much more than a database — it should be a...

4 Min Read
Discipleship

How Church Management Software and Accounting Software Influence Church Growth

Does having a church management software with accounting features a necessity when we consider our...

7 Min Read
Community & Culture

10 Ways Churches are Increasing Their Reach in 2019

As a nation, it feels like the reputation of the church is starting to reach an all-time low. With...

4 Min Read
Leadership

We Almost Didn’t Make It - How We Fought for our Marriage

Life and leadership put a lot of strain on a marriage. Add kids and jobs into the mix and the...

7 Min Read
Discipleship

3 Things I've Learned As a Church Attendee and Former Pastor

It was jarring, after 11 years of ministry, attending a worship service I hadn’t helped plan. When...

6 Min Read
Community & Culture
Small Groups

How to Reach Your Leadership Potential When You Are Stressed and Busy

When asked how they are doing, most leaders will answer with a variation of stressed or busy. This...

10 Min Read
Discipleship

The Sacrifice a Leader is Never Meant to Make

How's it going at home? Really. Almost everything rides on how you lead at home, and the stakes are...

5 Min Read
Community & Culture

Best of #youthministry

Prompted by our own memories of pranks we witnessed (or potentially participated), we went to...

2 Min Read
Technology
MultiSite

Mega Church Future is Intentionally Getting Smaller

Megachurches are not going anywhere. Their number is increasing, and so is their attendance. But...

6 Min Read
Leadership

6 Things That Must Be Clear When Firing A Staff Member

If you are a church leader for long enough, you will have to fire someone. That reality is outside...

7 Min Read
Discipleship

The Cost of Multiple Systems is Too Great

The mission of the church is simple: go and make disciples. But there is nothing easy about that...

4 Min Read
Discipleship
Small Groups

Stop Taking Leadership Personally

When you take leadership seriously, everyone wins. When you take it personally, almost everyone...

7 Min Read
Discipleship

What I Wish the Church Would Have Done After My Suicide Attempt

Depression is normal, this world is dark, but the difference is Jesus. Let's be the Church. Let's...

8 Min Read
Leadership

Stop Working So Hard - Work Smart And Increase Your Output

We have access to all kinds of technology that allows us to work faster, take work with us and...

13 Min Read
Leadership

6 Questions To Ask Before Firing Church Staff

In a place where everyone should be accepted, how do you know when it's necessary to fire someone?...

5 Min Read
Discipleship

When You Say You Can't, You're Probably Right

Words are powerful. Find out what phrases you might not realize you say that could be holding you...

7 Min Read
Technology

Church Administration: Meeting Your Legal and Biblical Responsibilities

Church Administration and Church Management Software go hand-in-hand. Learn what you should expect...

5 Min Read
Leadership
Small Groups

The Worn Shoes of a Leader

The worn shoes of a church leaders are often reflective of the weight they are carrying. Most...

9 Min Read
Discipleship
Small Groups

Salvation Isn't the Finish Line

Salvation is simply the first step on the journey of discipleship. Here are 7 realities of...

5 Min Read
Leadership

Perfect Leaders Don't Exist

Leaders are responsible for a variety of things. Often time the pressure to succeed becomes a heavy...

4 Min Read
Discipleship

Does Church Attendance Still Matter?

The mission of the church is the same in every generation. But the methods we use—our strategy—has...

8 Min Read
Discipleship

How to Build a 'Go and Be' Culture in a 'Come and See' World

If you want to see your church grow, stop trying to attract people and start trying to engage...

10 Min Read
Leadership

Overcome Unmet Goals

While goals and expectations are excellent ways to motivate and measure growth and transformation,...

5 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

Testimony: Using Your Church Management Software During Tragedy

Tragedy and emergencies can never be predicted, but we hope that every church can be prepared to...

1 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

You Can't Sit Here - Are You Saving Seats for Visitors?

Most of us will prepare for days to invite someone into our homes, because we know there is nothing...

10 Min Read
Leadership

Reset Your Productivity in the New Year

The beginning of a new year is a time of reflections, setting new resolutions, and trying for...

7 Min Read
Discipleship

Positive Direction Requires Positive Leadership

Leaders possess many different skill sets and personalities traits. While each of these unique...

3 Min Read
Community & Culture

It's Christmas! I am Peaceful!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Are we feeling peaceful? More importantly, are we...

5 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

Keep Pace with Culture or Be Left Behind

The message of the church will never change - it is eternal. However, the method in which we...

12 Min Read
Community & Culture

God Wants You to Rest at Christmas

Our fast-paced, busy, and driven culture will come to a screeching halt for a few days to celebrate...

7 Min Read
Giving

10 Godly Ways to Empower End of Year Giving

We are often more open to giving opportunities the last few months of the year. However, we want to...

10 Min Read
Leadership

Make Staff Transition a Positive Experience for Everyone

Transitioning well is not just about how to add staffers when you need them. It also involves...

5 Min Read
Community & Culture

Find Your Next Hire from Within

Dealing with transitions on your staff can be tricky. It’s time-consuming to search and interview...

6 Min Read
Leadership

Handle Staff Transition with Grace

We can all agree that new hires in any church, ministry or business are extremely important....

6 Min Read
Leadership

Five Hurdles to Overcome Before you Introduce a Digital Giving Option

To launch a thriving software, curriculum, process or platform, it takes careful planning, a big...

5 Min Read
Giving

God-Honoring Ways to Inspire Biblical End of Year Giving

The year-end is upon us, and so are extra services, programs, and activities. Join us for a 3-part...

4 Min Read
Community & Culture

Why Can't Jesus Be Enough For Sunday?

People should not be leaving our churches because they are not compelling. Nothing and no one is...

9 Min Read
Leadership

Five Steps to Consider While You Dream Big and Plan for the New Year

As you dream and plan for the new year, take some time developing the vision, planning and...

4 Min Read
Community & Culture

How to Impact Your Community Beyond Your Christmas Service

Your Christmas service can be more than a nice service with candles. The strategy and next steps...

9 Min Read
Church Organization

Is Your Church Software Giving You an "HD" Picture?

The way you track an individual’s involvement in your church’s ministries, small groups, leadership...

5 Min Read
Church Organization

Are Your People More Than Just Data?

As exciting as a growing ministry is, there’s a loss that comes with it, because at the end of the...

4 Min Read
Discipleship

How to Find the Right Positions for Willing People

When someone joins a church or expresses interest in serving in some capacity, we immediately try...

4 Min Read
Giving

Make Your Annual Giving Statement More About the Future than the Past

It's that time of year to give your annual giving statement. It's important to take the extra time...

3 Min Read
EBOOK

Annual Giving Statements 2018

Packed with great content and design templates, this book will show you how connecting with your...

4 Min Read
AUDIO

Does Your Budget Have a Mission? Part 2

Chris Mavity talks with Jim Sheppard, CEO & Principal of Generis, are back to discuss the...

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Giving

Telling Your Year-End Giving Story

The end of the year is a time with unparalleled potential for cultivating generosity, not just...

7 Min Read
AUDIO

Does Your Budget Have a Mission?

Chris Mavity talks with Jim Sheppard, CEO & Principal of Generis, about the importance of budgeting...

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Giving

Engage The Hearts of Your Givers Pt. 2

People give to a vision, not to a line item, budget or project...

6 Min Read
Giving

Engage The Hearts of Your Givers Pt. 1

The most immediate benefit of a year-end giving plan is, of course, increased giving. So here are...

6 Min Read
EBOOK

Year-End Giving Guide 2017

Asking your people to join in your cause and give to your church doesn’t have to be difficult. This...

6 Min Read
AUDIO

Designing a Ministry System Built to Last

Chris Mavity interviews Shawn Lovejoy, Founder & CEO of CouragetoLead.com, on what his best gift...

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Giving

Why Just Having an Online Giving Option Isn’t Enough

If you’re looking for an online giving solution – and if you don’t have one, you should be – there...

6 Min Read
Missions & Outreach

Effective Community Outreach For A Healthy Internal Community

When we count on outreach alone for church growth, what we’re essentially doing is focusing...

5 Min Read
AUDIO

What Does Healthy Growth Look Like?

Chris Mavity talks to Alan Briggs, Director of Frontline Church Planting about the entrepreneurial...

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Community & Culture

Evolving Your Church Culture From Good to Great

There is one magical ingredient that separates great organizations from good organizations: stellar...

4 Min Read
Technology

How Mobile is Your Ministry?

Mobile technology has revolutionized how we do everything these days, even ministry. Administrative...

3 Min Read
Discipleship

A Discussion on Discipleship with Thom Rainer

Chris Mavity interviews Pastor Larry Osborne, Senior Pastor of North Coast Church in Vista,...

16 Min Read
AUDIO

Are You Addicted to Busy?

Chris Mavity sits down with Brady Boyd, senior pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs to...

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EBOOK

Getting Disciple Making Right

Engaging the people that make your church community so great is a process, but one that is key to...

33 Min Read
EBOOK

The Ephesians 4 Church

The key to making an impact is investing deeply in the lives of people, equipping them with the...

22 Min Read
Church Organization

Do You Know Your Church's Exit Points?

How is your church doing at having measurement systems that are accurate, integrated, and process...

5 Min Read
Technology

Here's What Church Leaders Expect From Their ChMS

If your church staff is split between "digital natives," "digital adopters," and those that have...

3 Min Read
Technology

Technology and Multi-Site—The View from Pinelake Church

The following is a guest post from Jeff Redding, executive pastor of ministries at Pinelake Church.

5 Min Read
Technology

Technology’s Role in Equipping The Saints

Whatever our role in the church may be, we can’t ignore our responsibility to equip the saints for...

4 Min Read
Discipleship

3 Questions that will Validate Your Discipleship Strategy

When it comes to our approach for cultivating disciples, the default approach is often focused more...

4 Min Read
Giving

How To Create an Effective Online Giving Process

The reason most churches struggle to see any fruit from online giving is because they never took...

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Leadership

6 Leadership Roles Your Church Management Software Should Support

Here are a few leadership roles that your church management software can and should be supporting...

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Church Organization

A Challenge Every Church Faces: Retention

It’s our job as church leaders to invest in our people at the individual level so our ministries...

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MultiSite

What Your Multi-Site Pastor Must Know About Church Software

As a multi-site pastor, your position is unique. Not only are you responsible for leading your...

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Small Groups

Small Groups and the Summer Slump

Between vacations, family reunions, travel athletic teams for kids and other summertime activities,...

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Church Organization

A Guide to Choosing Your Next Church Management Software

Every discussion you have about the purpose of your church management software should be based on...

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Technology

Get Your Church Technology Out of The Weeds

Whether it’s new church management software or a new piece of equipment for the worship team, there...

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Discipleship

Bridge The Gap Between Your People and Your Process

Data can tell a story that reveals incredible ministry opportunities that you may otherwise miss;...

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Church Organization

Playing the Numbers Game Is a Good Thing for Your Church

But what numbers will really mean the most when it comes to building true community in your church?...

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Giving

How To Make First-Time Givers Know You Care

When someone gives to your church for the first time, it’s very likely they’re telling you through...

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MultiSite

3 Steps to an Effective Multi-Site Church Website

According to research, 51 percent of members and visitors stated the church’s website was somewhat...

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Leadership

What Is a Leadership Role?

We've identified sixteen 'Leadership Roles' that are filled in some capacity in most churches.

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Community & Culture

How Church Technology Can Make or Break Your Culture

Take a moment for some honest reflection. What was the last piece of new technology you implemented...

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Missions & Outreach

Do You Value Outreach AND In-Reach?

When it comes to the priorities of a church, boldness in reaching new people should always be first...

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Giving

Giving THROUGH vs. Giving TO

Are you, as a church leader, okay with telling your congregation not to give to the church? You...

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Leadership

Coaching Your Ministry Leaders

Once viewed as more extraneous than essential, leadership coaching has shifted the way leaders and...

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Community & Culture

6 Steps to Build a Healthy Staff Culture

The culture of any organization begins with its leadership team. There is NO way you can expect to...

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Church Organization

The Other Side of the Ephesians 4 Coin

Multiplication and growth requires us to empower and release leaders to ‘be the ministry’. However,...

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Technology

Questions to Ask When Buying Technology for Your Church

The right technology will give your church the ability to operate more efficiently and effectively.

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Church Organization

How Churches Can Maximize the Mobile Ministry Opportunity

Like any other technology tool, mobile is not a silver bullet. You must be intentional to fully...

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Technology

How Technology Helps You Multiply Your Ministry

Equipping the saints starts by valuing community, because you have to understand that true life...

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Discipleship

Redifining Discipleship

Discipleship happens in relationships, in the one-on-one conversations and experiences around what...

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Technology

Technology Helps Leaders Overcome the Hurdles of Church Planting

The right church management software coupled with mainstream social technology can move you forward...

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Volunteers

How to Recruit the Volunteers You Need for Any Event

When it comes to recruiting – and retaining – volunteers, the problem is not the interest of the...

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Volunteers

5 Killer Mistakes Connections Volunteers Make

While every volunteer role in your church is vital, it’s also safe to say that your connections...

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Church Organization

Does Your Staff Really Embrace Ephesians 4 Ministry?

One of the things we believe wholeheartedly at Church Community Builder is that the Ephesians 4...

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Church Organization

Building Buildings is Easier than Building People

Discipleship is messy. It’s really hard work. You have to keep up with people and figure out where...

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Discipleship

Re-thinking the Approach to Discipleship

Is your current discipleship processes effective? Maybe it's time to re-think your approach to...

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Church Organization

Reaching Church Members in an App-Centric World

Mobile technology has become an ingrained part of our culture, sometimes to a fault. So how can you...

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Volunteers

Recruiting Your Greatest Ministry Asset: Volunteers

Volunteers are the boots-on-the-ground that make every facet of ministry possible because, without...

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Church Organization

Accelerate Ministry Momentum by Equipping the Saints

Every church on the planet has room for improvement in the way that we equip the saints. This goal...

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Church Organization

How Church Community Builder Enables Ephesians 4 Ministry

The Ephesians 4 model is something that has driven us since day one at Church Community Builder. We...

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Church Organization

Culture Precedes Process

If your culture isn’t a strong one, no amount of process improvement is going to help. Culture has...

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Discipleship

Technology's Role in Making Disciples

One shift we’ve seen churches make over the past few years to enhance discipleship is to increase...

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Volunteers

Here's Why You Don't Have Enough Volunteers

For many church leaders, attracting volunteers has always seemed to create more aggravation than...

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Volunteers

How Healthy is Your Volunteer Training Program?

Training your volunteers takes commitment, time, effort, and energy. Consider Chris Mavity's...

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Volunteers

Training Volunteers for the Long Term

Volunteers are the boots-on-the-ground that make ministry possible. Here are a few resources to...

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Discipleship

“Getting Disciple Making Right” Fuses Technology & Ministry

Your ChMS is designed - or should be - to faciliate and foster community. As you build community,...

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Discipleship

Software and Stewardship

For us, it's always been about people. And it will always be about people. Reaching people....

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EBOOK

The Numbers Game

There are nine different dimensions to The Numbers Game that—when properly measured and...

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