IndependenceDay-compressor

July 4, 2018

The offices of Shelby Systems will be closed today (July 4th) so that our staff may spend time with their families and remember and honor our great nation. Our office will reopen on Wednesday, July 5th at 8:00 AM CST. I Peter 2:16 “Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a…

PostSermonOnline_ReachAudience

July 2, 2018

“How do we reach an audience outside of the sanctuary?” is a very common question posed by those in ministry. One of the most common ways to utilize the Internet is to post weekly sermons online. This gives people an initial way to connect with the ministry. Here are some of the most common ways…

share-the-word-together

June 29, 2018

This tip comes from the Thom S. Rainer blog: We tried something seemingly non-spectacular at our church. We gave each of our members attending a loaf of bread and asked them to give the bread to someone in their neighborhood or community. I was blown away with the responses, both from the members and the…

Non-Cash Stock Gift

June 27, 2018

This financial news is brought to you by the Alfred Johnson blog. I continue to receive questions about processing non-cash gifts in a way that reduces a donor’s pledge.  Thanks to work done by Carmen Dea (Shelby Training Consultant) you can cause a non-cash gift to reduce a donor’s pledge.  Just follow the steps in…

Giving_WithoutAskingMoney

June 25, 2018

Some church members are not able to give as generously as they would like. In that case, why not encourage those families to give to the church in other ways (volunteering their time and services for example). “Time, Talents, and Treasures.” If you’re lacking in one area (treasures), you can contribute in others (time and…