We’re nearing the end of January, a month when most churches spend a fair amount of energy, time and money preparing and mailing out annual giving statements for donors.
Remember Larry Boy, Bob the Tomato, Junior Asparagus and the rest of the Veggie Tales gang? (Apologies if the mention immediately started you humming “Oh, where…is my hairbrush?”)
WELCOME TO 2016! Are you among the millions who make and inevitably abandon their New Year’s resolutions? While we all wish we could do a better job keeping our personal resolutions, dynamic church leaders know they can’t afford to simply make a wishlist (what many resolutions amount to) and hope for the best.
Remember the greeters of yesteryear who welcomed even children to church services? The preacher might have delivered a kiss on the cheek, and it wasn’t uncommon for an elderly woman to offer a white-gloved hand and a piece of hard candy.
A few years ago, Joe Champion of Celebration Church in Austin encouraged those who were attending our user conference with a lofty calling: Keepers of the Names. We love that! We usually call it administration. That’s what the Bible calls it, too–and it’s no small thing.The Apostle Paul reminds us that administration is a spiritual gift. Unfortunately, the […]
From ancient festivals to Vacation Bible Schools, events have always been touchstones for thriving faith communities. Events bring people together for fun and fellowship. They celebrate values and attract newcomers. But they also can be a lot of work!
Of course, we think we offer the best church software—all the companies in this industry do. But that doesn’t mean there’s one super “best” solution that’s truly the best for every church. Ultimately, each church has to engage in some software-sleuthing to find the one that’s best for them.
[Guest post by Sage Harrison, SMO at Mercury Flight, cloud-based software that allows churches to broadcast messages via phone, email or text.] At Mercury Flight, we know the importance of finding engaging and successful ways to communicate with your community. With Mercury Flight, you can easily broadcast a message to your entire congregation, a specific group, or […]
Judging by the incredible response we had to our recent Easter Visitor Follow-up webinar, it’s clear that many churches are realizing the great opportunity—and responsibility—that goes along with the enormous wave of new faces Easter brings to churches. More than 600 people took part in the conversation, looking for learnings they could incorporate now to […]
Last week, Fellowship One representatives attended the New Life Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We had a great time and were proud to be prominently featured in the church’s popular session, Nuts and Bolts of Ministry. New Life Church has been a longtime Fellowship One user. In this session, various New Life staff discussed the […]