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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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No IT team? No problem

Making the most of do-it-yourself workflows really works for CityBridge Community Church. By RaeAnn Slaybaugh For Dan McHugh, becoming operations director at CityBridge was a natural fit, both for himself and for the church. When Watermark Community Church in Dallas decided to open a campus in Plano, Texas in 2015 — called CityBridge — McHugh […]

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4 audio/video/lighting/architecture trends to pay attention to

If the goal is to really reach people (and it is), there’s a shift underway towards things like integrated architecture, spatial audio and more.   So, what do I mean by all that? Well, through my work with our firm, I’m finding that some of the newest trends are decidedly old school-meets-new school.  #1: Having […]

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Stewardship at the forefront

  By Sean Busby Odds are you have never heard of the company DigitalGlue or its award-winning video storage creative.space. That’s because DigitalGlue planned to officially launch creative.space at the NAB show in April 2020.  Well, we all know what happened in March of 2020 — COVID and lockdowns. So, DigitalGlue began working with specific […]

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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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BIG FISH, BIG POND

  By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Back in 2017, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix had already contemplated adding covered parking, in the form of solar structures, to its campus for some time.  It was (and still is) a forward-thinking move not only for a house of worship, but for the area-at-large: when finished, it would be […]

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