We see some big changes in church software coming for 2014.
Churches are often viewed as safe havens — places where community members can come to worship and learn without being harmed.
By Mark Brooks The message of the Church is eternal and never needs changing! Yet, how we do Church must continually change. We’re living in the midst of a technological and communications revolution, and we must embrace it or be left behind. Here are some thoughts. We live in the 21st century, which is driven by […]
Did you know that 22 percent of charities’ yearly gifts come in the last two days of the year?
When tragedy strikes in the form of a fire, a flood or another natural disaster, a church leader is are forced to make decisions on the fly — often with little knowledge of the potential consequences. Let’s change that.
By Mark Brooks Recently, I had to tell a church they should delay the capital campaign planned for this spring. The reasons are many — and more than this space will allow. Suffice it to say that they weren’t in a position to raise the funds they wanted or needed. In fact, forging ahead with a […]
By Mark Brooks “Giving to religion is projected to decline in 2013!” You’ve probably seen those headlines, or something similar. Several studies are showing that while other sectors of charitable giving are slowly increasing, giving to religion is still lagging behind — and even seeing a continued decline. That’s not the kind of news you want […]
By Rob Cizek The vast majority of Christians came into a relationship with God before their 18th birthday. Churches that are serious about reaching people know this and want to take full advantage. Pragmatically, they see Christian schools as the single greatest opportunity to reach the most people in their community. This alone makes Christian education […]
If you don’t have an app for your church, you’re missing out on one of the key ways to communicate effectively with people today.
Recently, I had lunch with a pastor I’ve worked with for almost a decade, and he told me a story.