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Together We Celebrate: Delivering Meals, Joy, and Hope on Thanksgiving

Irving Bible Church is an inspiring case study in leveraging digital tools to organize community projects that make a difference Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to show gratitude for all the gifts we enjoy in life. This idea is especially poignant for Christians, since the holiday serves as an opportunity to express thankfulness through generosity, […]

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Technology helps Bear Creek Church grow its multilingual ministry

By Brian Byersdorf Bear Creek Baptist Church’s vision is “to be a gospel-centered disciple-making community for all people,” and they truly live out that vision each and every day in their ministry. They actually started as a home Bible study group in 1977, founded by seven couples in West Houston. Their vision was for a […]

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Together We Rejoice: Planning Your Best Christmas Yet

By Shanda Boyett  Your unique culture pulls guests in your front doors for the holidays, but digital commitment is required to keep them engaged afterward Your church is probably already getting set for the busy Christmas season, preparing for a surge of guests that you typically don’t see more than once or twice a year. […]

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ICYMI: Texting has really changed the ChMS game

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh When it comes to texting, The Church of Grace and Peace has it down. Here, Business Administrator Josette Kluender talks about all the different ways this easy, effective communications tool makes her whole team’s lives easier. Church Executive: I understand that you discovered your church’s ideal ChMS provider at a pastor’s conference. […]

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Custom tours create one-of-a-kind experiences

If your church is considering a trip to the Holy Land, it might make sense to take a custom tour. Here are 5 reasons why. #1: It prioritizes your priorities as a group  The first questions that we ask a church or ministry client concern the priorities it has for the experience. Do you want […]

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Holy Land journeys: A disciple-making tool or Christian vacation?

  Walking in the footsteps of Jesus in the land of the Bible is the ultimate hands-on disciple-making experience for Christians — not just a vacation to a destination related to church.  Educational Opportunities Tours (EO) President/CEO James Ridgway recently interviewed Rev. Tom Smith about how Holy Land journeys have changed lives and inspired the […]

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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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