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SANDY THAILING & CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION: Maximizing the video team’s creative potential — despite COVID challenges

Content creation without barriers By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Having worked with Church of the Resurrection (COR.org) in Leawood, Kansas, in some capacity for more than 20 years, it is safe to say Sandy Thailing knows everything there is to know about its video production setup.  Aside from his extensive work with this very large church, Thailing […]

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5 crucial keys to boosting church giving

By Trevor Cornejo An ongoing challenge for churches is navigating how to continually encourage giving. What once was a simple concept of passing an offering plate pew to pew on Sunday mornings, now takes much more strategy and thought. In an age that is becoming more and more reliant on technology, even things like church […]

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Caring virtually for communities in crisis

By Tiffany Self How do we care for our communities well amid isolation, racial tension, and economic uncertainty? In light of what’s going on in the world today, we clearly need to humbly plead for God’s help and guidance as we recognize that our world needs places where people can feel heard and respected, but […]

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SPRING 2021: Churches reopen their doors and reconnect with their congregations

By Karen Wolf Mass notification systems help communities navigate the path to normalcy Christians throughout the world recently celebrated Holy Week and Easter for the second time during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the progress made with vaccinating the public has boosted many churchgoers’ confidence, gathering in-person is still beyond the comfort zone of many of […]

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Managing the added expenses involved with reopening your church

As we begin the new year, the country will already have witnessed health care workers and others receiving the first vaccines developed to protect us against COVID-19. It is a testament to science — and, I believe, a miracle — that a vaccine has been developed so swiftly.  Nevertheless, it will be later this year […]

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Leading during disruption: 2020

No one was — or could have been — prepared for what was coming with COVID-19. But, for better or worse, there’s no substitute for experience. In this spirit, we asked several church executives who have graced our cover in the past few years to reflect on leading during disruption. How have they and their […]

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Finding the silver lining: positive impacts of the global pandemic

By Molly Matthews The global pandemic has brought about immense change, and many have unfortunately felt negative effects. However, not everything that has come out of this is doom and gloom: some churches have seen positive impacts from pivoting their business strategies. Primarily, ministries were forced to turn to digital solutions to maintain connection with […]

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How to maximize your ChMS data

Even during COVID, you can use your info to engage new visitors, drive more effective discipleship, and re-connect with at-risk members As churches shift to all-digital (or mostly digital) strategies during COVID, are there opportunities to gather important data on new “visitors”? Senneff: When many people are engaging online, understanding who’s attending is a real […]

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#GivingTuesday: have you decided?

From NonProfitPRO / By Laurence Pagnoni Just weeks away, #GivingTuesday will take place on Tuesday December 1. This day of global giving has grown into an impressive movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. The average online gift is $111. It may be an opportunity for you to leverage […]

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What churches might miss when measuring digital attendance

An excerpt from Barna’s new report, Six Questions About the Future of the Hybrid Church Experience In the spring of 2020, as much of the United States began enforcing social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the overwhelming majority of churches accordingly closed their doors. Ministries shifted quickly to digital services as faith […]

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