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17 Must-Have Apps For Church Leaders
Posted by Deanna Kotrla on 7/20/16 7:03 AM

4 Ways You’re Making Your Worship Pastor's Job Impossible

Worship is one of the biggest "make it or break it" points of your church. Every church leader knows how important it is to have great candidates to fill your worship jobs for the retention of the visitors at your church.

Posted by Casey Hampton on 5/16/16 6:21 AM

6 Essential Roles For Your Creative Arts Team

As a church grows, it can be challenging to discern the roles between the creative arts programming and technical teams. Many of the responsibilities seem to overlap and the skill sets and competencies can be very similar. So how do you discover which creative or worship team roles are needed for your church and what type of person best meets your church's needs? It’s important to first define the roles and responsibilities in order to discover where you should start.

Posted by Deanna Kotrla on 3/16/16 7:24 AM

4 Challenges Churches Face When Hiring For Worship Roles

All staff positions are important. From the facilities employee who puts liners in trashcans to the Senior Pastor, everyone has a role and function, and they are all vital to keep the church running efficiently. That being said, there are roles that are more visible than others.

Posted by Casey Hampton on 3/7/16 6:54 AM

How To Foster Excellence Among Worship Team Volunteers

Posted by Sarah Newsome on 6/22/15 9:49 AM

5 Crucial Details For Your Easter Service Preparations

Easter Sunday is often referred to as “The Church’s Superbowl,” and for good reason. Churches see more visitors come through their doors on that day than any other. Making sure that your Easter services and events run as smoothly as possible is paramount for your church staff, church body, and visitors.

Posted by Katie Viscontini on 3/25/15 10:28 AM

7 Ideas To Make Your Easter Service Memorable

I have such fond memories of attending Easter services when I was little. Even as a child, I had an awareness of it being a very special and set-apart Sunday. As I grew older and traveled further on my faith walk, the day remained just as exciting and significant – the day we celebrate that death has been defeated and that we have a Savior who lives.

Posted by Katie Viscontini on 3/23/15 10:39 AM

The Top 10 Essentials For Your Church Website

I will bet you a Dr. Pepper that I spend more time on church websites than you do. And I’ve seen it all.  There is a great range of styles and designs that churches use.

Posted by Bob Sutton on 3/12/15 10:54 AM

5 Technical Keys To Enhancing Your Church Worship Services

The New Testament tells us a bit about early church planters. They strove to reach the community and had gatherings to do so. Like many church planters and new churches today, the earliest church leaders had to work to spread the essential mission and purpose of their message to their community. Today, churches have to work to make sure their mission, vision, and purpose are clearly communicated through their church services, or, as many call it, their Sunday experience, and many churches use technical elements to do just that.

Posted by Tony Luhrman on 3/2/15 11:21 AM

4 Ways to Help Your Congregation Engage In Lent

Today is known within the Church calendar as Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent and the start of the 40-day journey toward the cross of Good Friday and the empty tomb of Easter. Many view this season as a time of preparation, reflection, and self-examination very similar to the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert in preparation for his ministry. Depending on your background, the ways you participate in Lent may look very different, but below you will find some ideas that could help you and your congregation refresh your view of this season that has been observed by the Church for millennia.

Posted by Rusty Gates on 2/18/15 1:07 PM

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