Top Church Tech Trends for 2019

Technology is always evolving, and it’s vital for church leaders to understand how to respond to these updates with church tech. If you look back 20 years or more, you’ll notice how drastically the landscape has altered. Shifting tech trends are increasingly playing a more prominent role in influencing how the church reaches people with […]

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8 Tips For Pastors Struggling With Burnout

“Burnout” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is defined as “the condition of someone who has become very physically and emotionally tired after doing a difficult job for a long time.” Travis Collins, author of For Ministers about to Start…or about to Give Up, says the research is both alarming and consistent. Through his research, he found […]

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Church Growth: Do’s and Don’ts

Here is a short list of some time-tested best practices (and actions to avoid) to help reach out to your community and achieve maximum growth for your ministry. DO’S: DO have clear, prominent, welcoming signage. DO strategically place greeters throughout your building, parking area and walkways. DO personally greet every visitor. DO make sure greeters […]

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IF NO ONE KNOWS, NO ONE SHOWS

So, how can you make sure they know? How do you distribute details so everyone is fully informed? How can you, as the communications coordinator, impact the student worship experience? Our culture is over saturated with communication. Smartphones offer instant access to emails, phone calls and texts. We have to overcompensate to be heard. Here […]

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BE CAREFUL WHEN PREACHING FROM YOUR IPAD

iPad preaching is becoming commonplace, but there are lots of things that can go wrong. Here are some tips when preaching using your iPad: Turn off notifications. The only thing worse than a cell phone ringing in the middle of a prayer is the preacher’s iPad ringing in the middle of a prayer. Make sure […]

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Who Paid My Bill?

If you use the Shelby Financials Accounts Receivable application and get a call from one of your “Bill To” customers asking, “Who paid my bill?”, then you might find this tip helpful. When you receive payment from an individual who does not receive an AR statement but directs the funds to be applied to an […]

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