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3 counter-cultural approaches to pastoring Gen Z 

By Benjamin Windle Our hope narratives were written in the ’90s. They need to be re-crafted. For those of us in pastoral ministry, I think we share a collective sense of responsibility to prepare Gen Z for a new world. We don’t know everything about how this new world will operate. We just know it […]

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Together We Adapt

The 2023 Church Technology Trend Is Refinement By Shanda Boyett  When COVID forced organizations to shut their doors, church leaders needed new strategies for sustaining connection with their congregations. Digital tools quickly became successful alternatives that empowered detached communities to maintain relationships. Today, even as social restrictions have relaxed, churches have embraced the value of […]

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House of worship giving trends

We’re well into 2023, and some churches are anxiously eyeing their budgets and wondering whether this will be the year they venture into the black. Church Mutual recently surveyed 865 American adults for its “Risk Radar Report — Charitable Giving in America,” and the results were promising: The study found that more than half of […]

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Q&A: New flagship product from largest church technology provider in the U.S. designed to enable church health and growth

Ministry Brands launches ‘Ministry Brands Amplify,’ a new breed of integrated church management platform Church Executive: The company aimed to create the first church management platform specifically designed for the “post-COVID challenges that churches face today.” Can you tell me more about that? Nathan James: Absolutely. COVID had a profound impact on our world. With […]

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Brotherhood Mutual Foundation Awards $150,000 in Kingdom Advancing Grants to Four Innovative Church Programs

2023 Grant Cycle Now Open FORT WAYNE, Ind.: In support of its mission to serve America’s churches so they can focus on building the Kingdom, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company and the Brotherhood Mutual FoundationSM recently announced the inaugural recipients of Kingdom Advancing Grants. Funded through the Brotherhood Mutual Foundation, four church programs were awarded a […]

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Together We Grow

Using Vision To Ignite Church Growth The new year is the perfect time to set resolutions for your ministry and, for many, the one at the top of the list is church growth. We understand why. Gallup reported that in 2020, 47% of Americans said they belonged to a church, which is down from 50% […]

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Marketing technology and the stages of evangelism

By Boyd Pelley When you give a company your email address, they use it to cultivate your interest in their product or service over time. If you like it, you read a subject line or even open an email once in a while. If you don’t, you ignore it or unsubscribe. And guess what, it works. What if […]

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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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