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ChMS: Dos and don’ts for engaging church volunteers

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.

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Spotlight On: Church Fundraisers

4 GREAT OPTIONS FOR FUNDING YOUR MINISTRY EFFORTS

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Next-level livestreaming: within reach

Right now, a large denomination is mobilizing more than 3,000 live streaming units — one for every one of its churches across America. But, don’t worry: what we’ve described above is far from the norm. Plenty of churches — maybe yours among them — are doing a great job with their live broadcast; they just want to “take things up a notch.”

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Examining church bylaws

The purpose of bylaws is to reflect how your church operates, as well as to provide protection and structure. The bylaws contain a detailed framework of operations, and what seems important to the church in this season might not be in the next. So, you need to have a framework that can change.

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The do’s and don’ts of renting your church facility

From weddings and banquets, to meetings and basketball practice, chances are your church receives rental requests on a regular basis.

Opening your church’s doors to outside organizations is another way to extend your ministry into your community — but it might also open the door for safety and liability issues, such as property damage, theft, or tumbles on slippery surfaces.

With smart planning, trusted use policies and a thorough review process, it’s possible to protect your place of worship and be a good neighbor. Keep these considerations in mind when renting your facility.

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CYBERSECURITY! How to identify your church's biggest risks

Rarely does a day go by without a headline about data breaches. That’s nothing a church would need to worry about, right? I wish that were true.

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CYBERSECURITY! How to identify your church’s biggest risks

Rarely does a day go by without a headline about data breaches. That’s nothing a church would need to worry about, right? I wish that were true.

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The rewards — and risks — of social media

A remote roundtable with experts

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Never ask again: 3 tech-driven strategies to increase giving

You didn’t get into ministry because you enjoy asking people for money from the platform. And yet, sometimes that seems like the only option in order to fully fund the work your church is doing.

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Israel: faith-based travel tips & recommended sites

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.

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