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5 facility “musts” to compete for young families

By Rodney James The culture of our nation is much different than it was two decades ago. And because of those differences, the church has been challenged to meet the perceived and real needs of this generation.  Many young families are leaving the traditional churches they were raised in, setting aside their denominational loyalties and […]

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Getting your systems ready for special events

By Andrew Scriven Christmas and Easter — arguably the two most wonderful, celebrated (also painful / dreaded) events in the life of the church. Most churches go all out to celebrate, incorporating advanced production techniques they don’t normally use — added vocals, special instrumentation, mixed-media presentations, dramatic lighting, special effects, animals … you get the […]

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You have a church to run and a staff to pay. But are you paying enough to make them STAY?

The church compensation challenge To attract, retain, and motivate key members of your staff, you need to know if your compensation is on par with other churches of your size. Let’s be honest: it’s a competitive labor market. Even in a church, it’s not enough to assume loyalty. An annual review of staff compensation market data […]

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How technology can streamline your giving process

By the Subsplash team The offering plate makes its way down the row, and a church member digs through her purse, trying to find her wallet. And then she remembers: it’s still on the kitchen table, where she left it when she was scrambling to get the kids out the door. She was so excited […]

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Choosing the best mic to deliver your message

  After spending hours (or even days) prepping your sermon, you want your message to be clearly understood and deliver its full impact. The congregation’s ability to understand what’s being said — intelligibility — is the primary goal of most church sound systems. By Jeff Barnett Managing speech intelligibility Poor speech intelligibility can have major […]

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Communicating about stewardship

talking about money

By Hillary Bowling When many people hear the term “stewardship,” there’s often a tendency to think “money” — and even more specifically, Oh boy … they’re going to talk about money again today.  But you know that stewardship can involve myriad possibilities for making an “invitation to give”… yes, of treasure, but also — and […]

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CHILDREN’S SPACES: Spring time = play time!

By Rebecca Calbert, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB I have something to confess: My first church memories were not of bible stories, or of the nice minister who would bend down to shake my hand after services. My earliest childhood memory of church was playing the game, Red Rover.  Do you remember it? Red rover, red […]

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Six ‘Communities of Faith’ Grants available — application deadline: March 16

By Hillary Bowling As a provider of simple, reliable communication tools that require no software, no extended training (and no hassle), we have found that communities that communicate on a regular basis with their congregants reap more benefits: Increased attendance Higher engagement Consistent giving Connectivity — reliable, ongoing communication — is essential to the cultivation and retention […]

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Step 4: Defend

  In the previous series installment, we talked about Steps 2 & 3: Design & Deploy. What denotes a movement to Step 4 — Defend — in the A/V system design process? Wells: Defend takes a 50,000-foot view, recognizing that many churches in America are growing by deploying a multi-site strategy. They’re using ever more […]

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Absen debuts Acclaim LED Series at WFX 2017

Absen targets LCD applications with new Acclaim LED Series, launching at WFX 2017 Orlando, Florida, USA (Oct 5, 2017) — Absen Inc., a global leader in LED display solutions, announced today the U.S. launch of the company’s newest fixed indoor LED series called, Acclaim. Making its official debut at WFX Conference and Expo, the Acclaim Series […]

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