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June 9, 2016

5 Tips for Great Church Staff Meetings

June 9, 2016

Let’s be honest. Most of us don’t love staff meetings. They are often boring, too long and sometimes even irrelevant. And yet, we all know that staff meetings are a must if our teams are going to have any chance of staying on the same page. Here’s the good news: staff meetings don’t have to be terrible. […]

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June 2, 2016

3 Essentials for Training Church and Ministry Volunteers

June 2, 2016

Raise your hand if you are pumped about your volunteer training strategy. I’m guessing you didn’t. Most of us don’t feel terribly confident about our training methods. I think this is because most of us have been following a system of volunteer training that, well, doesn’t really work. Here’s a snapshot: Recruit volunteers Provide some […]

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May 26, 2016

6 Questions Every Volunteer is Asking

May 26, 2016

In church world, we’re often scrambling to recruit enough volunteers.  It seems like there are never enough.   Here’s a thought:  What if our volunteers stuck around?  What if we didn’t have to recruit as many volunteers because the majority of our volunteers stayed engaged? What if our volunteers loved serving so much that they stayed […]

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May 19, 2016

4 Strategies for Recruiting More Volunteers

May 19, 2016

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear from ministry leaders is: “How do we get more volunteers?” The success of our churches and ministries often depend on the quality and number of our volunteers.   The seasons in which we don’t have enough volunteers are both stressful and exhausting while the seasons in which […]

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May 13, 2016

How to Grow your Church (and why I joined mine)

May 13, 2016

My family and I recently moved to a neighboring town and as a result, needed to begin the undesirable process of church shopping. While I was not necessarily excited by the prospect of awkward greetings and starting over with social connections, I was looking forward to seeing how different churches handled meeting “the new family” and if there […]

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December 29, 2015

How to Make an Awesome (or Terrible) End of Year Donation Receipt

December 29, 2015

As the end of the year approaches, holiday music fills the air, there’s lines for santa at the mall, and for those involved with receiving donations at a church or non-profit, the dread of having to send out end of year donation receipts sets in. Rather than seeing this as a necessary evil hovering over January, we […]

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November 17, 2015

How to Get Returning Visitors: Check Your Kids Ministry

November 17, 2015

One of the topics that most frequently comes up when talking to churches that are considering Breeze is how to help new visitors connect with their church.  Churches are very interested in making this process as smooth as possible and rightly so; it ties very closely to Jesus’ words to make disciples. A few months ago I […]

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August 11, 2015

Reviews of the Best Church Management Software Solutions

August 11, 2015

Church management software is a crowded space.  Dozens of companies are competing for your attention, all claiming that they can solve your problems, automate your tasks, and help you lead and care for people better.  Doing a proper comparison of all of the companies out there can take weeks if not months. So what is the best system […]

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August 3, 2015

5 Church Software Tools Every Church Should Be Using

August 3, 2015

We think church software should make your life easier.  It should allow you to get through brainless, mundane tasks with incredible efficiency so as to be able to focus on the opportunities that are worthy of our mental energy.  We all have limited amounts of brain power to use each day and so our goal should be to leverage that brain […]

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May 1, 2015

The World Map of Christian Apps

May 1, 2015

There’s a lot of tools out there for ministry leaders to utilize; sometimes there’s so many choices it can be dizzying and you’re not quite sure where to start.  Jeffrey Kranz over at Disciplr released a clever way to look through the options in the form of a world map.  We’ve included the graphic below […]

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