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...

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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.

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More Than Just Software

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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...

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Church Organization

9 Measures of Church Member Engagement

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

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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...

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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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Discipleship

Is Your Church Management Software a Discipleship Tool?

Your church management software can and should be so much more than a database — it should be a discipleship tool. Here are three reasons why.

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Volunteers

Chris Mavity Outlines 5 Ways to Improve Volunteer Retention

When you consider that online companies like Google, Facebook, etc. likely know more about the...

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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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Church Organization

Areas Your Church MUST Consistently Measure

But based on the hundreds of conversations we’ve had with our church partners over the years, there...

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MultiSite

Here's What Your Multi-Site Pastor Should Know About Church Management 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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Volunteers

How Technology Helps You Support Volunteer Leaders

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

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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

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...

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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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Volunteers

Are You Attracting Volunteers for Your Ministry?

There are people sitting in your weekend worship services every week who could be a huge part of...

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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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Church Organization

The Attendance Numbers that Really Matter for Church Growth

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

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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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Small Groups

How Technology Increases Small Group Effectiveness

Many churches understand the importance of intentional community, yet very few implement the...

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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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Small Groups

4 Ideas to Keep Small Groups Thriving This Summer

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

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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

Creating 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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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...

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Giving

Why Your Online Giving & Church Management Software Should Connect

Maybe it's time to rethink the role and function of online giving in your church as it related 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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Volunteers

Healthy Volunteers and Healthy Ministry

Healthy volunteers are growing in their relationship with God. People who are growing in their...

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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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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...

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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

Your Church Should Constantly Be Doing This for Your Volunteers

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

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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

Your Volunteers: Orientation and Ongoing Training

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

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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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Volunteers

Your Volunteers: Training vs. Equipping

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

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Your Volunteers: Recruit

"Your Volunteers: Recruit" guides you through the process of recruiting the right people for the...

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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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Discipleship

Leverage Data to Discover the Gifts Within Your Members

The benefits reaped from really getting to know each new member are bountiful. But how does...

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Discipleship

Define and Measure Every Level of Member Engagement

While we all are excited to welcome more people through our doors those numbers don’t necessarily...

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EBOOK

Your Volunteers: Train

There is always too much to do in your ministry but not enough time to do it! Take heart, there is...

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EBOOK

The Ephesians 4 Church

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

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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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Discipleship

Stewarding People from ‘Decisions’ to ‘Disciples’

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

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Discipleship

Becoming a Disciple-Multiplying Church

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

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Discipleship

What Is A Discipleship Journey?

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

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Giving

How Your Church Management Software Enhances Online Giving

At Church Community Builder, we’ve seen time and time again that when churches integrate their...

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Discipleship

From Member to Servant

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

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Discipleship

7 Realities of Discipleship

Often salvation is mistaken for a finish line. In reality, salvation is simply the first step on...

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