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The future of church funding growth

By David Thoroughman One of the challenges churches face is how to accelerate their vision through project-based funding initiatives. It requires a church to craft a clear vision and purpose and articulate it through a case for support. Additionally, a church will need to outline how the goal can be achieved and invite its people […]

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Together we engage the next generation

By Shanda Boyett 3 ways churches can use technology to connect with students Reaching anyone in this day and age is simpler than ever. But actually connecting with them? That can be incredibly hard. In a world filled with screens and smartphones, we’re constantly distracted or looking for the next best thing — particularly students. […]

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3 things your church must do, post-Roe

By Joseph Schmidt Roe vs Wade has been overturned, and across the country churches are unsure of what comes next and how they can be best prepared. The reversing of Roe vs Wade doesn’t put an end to people getting pregnant unexpectedly. Taking the following three steps will ensure that your church is prepared to […]

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Making the most of email efforts

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Like many church professionals, Danielle Zapchenk, Director of Communications at West Ridge Community Church in Elgin, Ill., once used a third-party email marketing tool — Mailchimp — in her role. By switching to a church-specific, holistic church management software platform, she and her team can now streamline the church’s email communications from […]

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4 ways to re-engage your congregation after the summer slump

Leverage technology to maximize outreach and build community this fall By Brian Byersdorf As a church leader, you’re probably feeling the so-called “summer slump” harder than usual in your attendance and tithing. Referring to the seemingly inevitable dip in church participation between June and August, the summer slump of 2022 has been exacerbated by several […]

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Hybrid worship strategies for multi-generational churches

By Raymund Ferrer As worship becomes increasingly more virtual, it’s important that a church can offer a hybrid experience that continues to connect church members — whether they’re down the street or across the world.  Many churches are grappling with this change — online vs traditional in-person experiences. As church attendance continues to decline, leaders […]

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Together we can overcome the summer slump

Recurring giving is a gamechanger for maintaining generosity By Shanda Boyett With COVID nearly in the rearview mirror, it’s been so refreshing and joyful to meet in-person with our Church families again. And yet, many congregations are about to thin out once more. The annual ‘summer slump’ has arrived. You’re undoubtedly aware of the trend: […]

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DOING CHURCH, SIMPLIFIED

  How a large church quickly — and easily — streamlined multiple software applications into one all-purpose tool for maximum efficiency By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Photos by Luis Morera It’s a common scenario in many churches: those who choose the various software applications do so because they provide a specific functionality. The result: inefficiency. TrueNorth Church […]

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Pushpay #TogetherWe Road Trip

3 things I learned from hitting the road that can help your ministry By Shanda Boyett Everything Pushpay does is driven by its purpose to bring people together by strengthening community, connection, and belonging. What better way to live that mission than to hit the road for a weeklong tour of churches in the Houston, […]

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Are churches more technologically savvy than many would expect?

By Molly Matthews In the past, churches haven’t always been regarded as being the most ‘technologically advanced’ — but times are changing. The onset of the pandemic forced many organizations — from schools to government, and nearly every industry in between — to learn how to move forward in an increasingly virtual world. For the […]

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