December 18, 2017

You may have guessed it from the title, but the words that are key to increasing generosity and giving in your church are very simple: “Thank you.” Two Completely Different Giving Experiences The instructor from a ministry event recently spoke about the differences in the experience of giving to her church versus giving to her…

December 8, 2017

Christmas is the busiest time of the year for people in ministry. For most of you, it takes up the entire month of December. There are added services of Christmas Eve, concerts, and other various festive events. But you wouldn’t do this if you didn’t love it, right?   Call in a pro There is…

December 1, 2017

Gift giving itself isn’t the challenge at Christmas for many Christians. The challenge is that much gift-giving has become so self-centered, so materialistic and we suspect so useless, as most of us have more than we could ever need and know that many gifts are simply tossed or exchanged.   Yet, we want to give….

November 24, 2017

Ready or not, Christmas is coming. That means churches are planning events, socials, and special services. Today we provide some tips to make this a great Christmas season for your church.   Christmas Eve is the time when the unchurched are most receptive to attending church. Traditions are key: hymns and carols, candlelight with Silent…

December 17, 2012

Merry Christmas from our families to yours! “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” performed by the kids and grandkids of Shelby Systems… Click here to view the video if the embedded player is not showing.   Words: Charles Wesley (1707-88), George Whitfield (1714-70), Martin Madan (1726-90) and William Hayman Cummings (1831-1915). Music: Mendelssohn, from a chorus…