FACILITIES, FEATURE STORIES, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, Millennials, MISSIONS & TRAVEL, Operations, Outreach, Pilgrimages, Short-Term Missions, Software, TECHNOLOGY, Voluntourism
Monday, August 8th, 2016
DON’T waste anyone’s time. Volunteering often takes away from other responsibilities, so use volunteers’ time wisely. With everyone’s packed schedules, a donation of time is just as valuable (if not more) than a donation of money. So, communicate clearly when and where volunteers need to be and exactly what they will be doing. Texting is a great tool for communicating last-minute updates, weather cancellations, and reminders.
DO use your ChMS to get organized. Create categories and groups so your volunteers are in organized lists. Then, when you need help, you know exactly who to ask.
Church Growth, Communication, FINANCE, Giving, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, MISSIONS & TRAVEL, Outreach, Pilgrimages, Short-Term Missions, Voluntourism
Monday, August 8th, 2016
4 GREAT OPTIONS FOR FUNDING YOUR MINISTRY EFFORTS
Church Growth, Faith-Based Travel: Israel, FEATURE STORIES, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, MISSIONS & TRAVEL, Outreach, Pilgrimages, Short-Term Missions, Voluntourism
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
There’s a reason 2014 was the best year ever for North American travel to Israel: It isn’t a trip — it’s a spiritual experience. This surprising country promises a range of unique experiences which people of faith can only experience in Israel. And, thanks to several extremely traveler-friendly traits, it’s well within reach.
BLOGS, Faith-Based Travel: Israel, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, MISSIONS & TRAVEL, Outreach, Pilgrimages, Short-Term Missions, Voluntourism
Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Whether it’s your first trip to Israel or your tenth, one thing is certain: Planning well — in advance — is essential for a truly transformative experience in the Land of the Bible.
BLOGS, Faith-Based Travel: Israel, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, MISSIONS & TRAVEL, Outreach, Pilgrimages
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
For people of faith, the appeal of a trip to Israel is timeless. To walk where Jesus walked, and to experience the Land of the Bible, is an experience like no other.
It is also an unparalleled fellowship opportunity — a journey that can begin, for a church-based travel group, well in advance of the trip.
Yet, even with all Israel has to offer for faith-based travelers, it might surprise you to know that 2014 was the best year for North American travel to Israel, especially among Catholics and Evangelicals.
There are other “surprises” you should know, as well.
FACILITIES, Latest News, MISSIONS & TRAVEL, MULTI-SITE, Operations
Monday, February 1st, 2016
When it comes to buying a church bus, the first question is always: Buy or lease?
Obviously, a church needs to assess its needs and weigh the costs of buying or leasing a bus and what works best for its congregation. But I will say this: Buying a bus outright has its drawbacks, because a large amount of money is taken out of operating expenses. As such, leasing has become a much more popular option in recent years among many churches because it frees up money for ministry!
Here are 10 reasons why a lease might work best for your church.
Latest News, MISSIONS & TRAVEL, MULTI-SITE, Operations, Outreach
Sunday, November 15th, 2015
If you’re in the market for a church bus, you really need to think about what happens “down the road” — i.e., in terms of maintenance.
Here are six questions you should ask before you buy, and some expert advice.
BLOGS, Church Growth, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, MISSIONS & TRAVEL, Outreach, PARTNERSHIPS, Sam S. Rainer III
Monday, November 9th, 2015
The requests come through different means — email, in-person, lunch meetings, over coffee, phone calls, and social media. The asks all differ slightly, but the spirit of most of them is the same: Will you support my ministry?
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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
Good bus drivers avoid potholes, speedbumps and potentially dangerous conditions on the road.
Church leaders should be just as vigilant about heeding potentially dangerous conditions — for themselves and their precious cargo.
Church Growth, CURRENT ISSUE, FACILITIES, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, MISSIONS & TRAVEL, MULTI-SITE, Operations
Saturday, August 1st, 2015
Today’s growing churches are seven-day-a-week operations. The ability to transport worshippers to services on Sunday is just one need; churches are also hosting children, youth and seniors well beyond Sunday. So, your transportation needs are clear — and immediate.