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Why your church needs more (often) announcements in worship

Most of us have entered the twilight zone of worship announcements at some point. A person approaches the pulpit with the same gait as one walking the plank. A piece of paper unfolds, multiple times. The throat clears … loudly. What follows is usually awkward, many times painful, and sometimes memorable in all the wrong […]

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A safe place to stay

An outreach-minded Massachusetts church creates four bedrooms in the church — using room dividers — so that families in need have a safe, warm place to sleep.

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Good Steward Awards 2013: Leadership

MULTI-SITE STAFF MANAGEMENT:

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Good Steward Awards 2013

Good Steward Awards 2013: Technology SPECIAL NEEDS: Grace Church (Eden Prairie, MN) GIVING SOLUTIONS: Shore Fellowship (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ)   Good Steward Awards 2013: Leadership MULTI-SITE STAFF MANAGEMENT: First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL) Grace Fellowship Church (Latham, NY) INNOVATIVE OUTREACH: First Mount Zion Baptist Church (Dumfries, VA) First […]

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What story does your church facility tell? Delta vs. US Airways

I fly a lot. Living in Charlotte, NC, I used to fly USAir as Charlotte is their primary hub.

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Stop-and-go ministry

By Sam S. Rainer III When God guides a church, it’s not a smooth journey. Ministry in a community is stop-and-go. The church is called to go share the only message of hope and stop for those in need. Many people are aware that something bigger than their personal world exists. They desire to take […]

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Back in Stripes

This month the high school basketball in Ohio tipped off and I restarted my officiating career after a two-year layoff.

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Craigslist for churches?

Inventor Ken Hakuta once said, “Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is

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When attendance drops

Case study on church attendance suggests a systematic methodology that takes time and effort, but will produce a more reliable conclusion.

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In Hollywood’s shadow, one pastor uses power of culture and film

As a teaching pastor of Yorba Linda Friends Church, a megachurch in Southern California, I have lived a great deal of my life in Hollywood’s shadow. But instead of being threatened by the entertainment industry’s powerful impact on culture, I’ve found it to be a tremendous asset.

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