If you’re over the age of 40 like me, you probably have a distant memory of revivals. They were about a week long and often involved a traveling evangelist who came in specifically for the saving of souls. He’d talk frequently about hellfire, and the need to have a sufficient reply to God when you die and face him.
As worship leaders, the music and spiritual side of things are often talked about. But, there are some tasks blindsiding worship leaders. Whether it’s building set pieces, mapping lighting design, creating a logo, updating social media, or meeting those other duties as assigned tasks, volunteer and part-time worship leaders often face confusing job descriptions. How do we navigate these? How do we measure expectations with reality?
Last year, Sharefaith and BoxCast began teaming up to help churches reach as many people as possible through live video streaming. Though there are quite a few different streaming providers in the market, only Sharefaith offers a ministry customized solution that meets the logistical, budgetary, and quality needs of churches. With our 1-year anniversary quickly approaching, we’ve decided to make our streaming plan even better for ministries.
As you may know, Pakistan is on the northwest border of India. It’s a relatively young country. Created in 1947 as a separate country from it’s motherland of India, it was to serve as a home specifically for Indian Muslims. Pakistan even means land of the pure, in a religious sense. However, the founder of the country, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, did provide freedom for minority faiths to prosper openly. That said, if you’re a Pakistani Christian today, you can bet on persecution.
Is your Sunday School successful? Well, that depends on where you are going. Perhaps this exchange from Alice In Wonderland says it best:
Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Do you know where your Sunday School is trying to get to? If you are not sure, or could use some fresh ideas, here are 12 Sunday School rules for success. These guidelines will help point you in the right direction, provide strategies to help get you there, and give plenty of encouragement along the way.
Church Websites that inspire! Looking to design your own church website? Or perhaps you are giving your website a refresh. Either way, we all need to take a look at these websites that inspire before designing our own. You should be proud of your church website. It’s not just a information page, it’s an avenue in which you communicate with new and current church members. Church websites often look horrible as little attention is paid to design or content. Many churches still believe that beautiful church websites cost a fortune or that you need a developer. For over the last 7 years, Sharefaith has partnered with churches and provided an award winning church website builder that has helped nearly 8,000 churches and we know that when you start your church website you’re looking for design and content inspiration. We, ourselves, love looking at beautiful church websites and that’s why we assembled this list of top 70 beautiful church websites that inspires.
Ready for a bit of Bible geography? I hope so. Knowing the geography in and around Israel is an important part of our understanding the whole Bible – from the call of Abram to the travels of Paul. We should consider including geographic details as part of our instruction, both in small Bible studies and embedded in our sermons.
Monday July 10th, 2017, Medford, Oregon. Sharefaith Inc, the largest provider of all-in-one church resources acquired ChurchWebsites. With ChurchWebsites now forming part of the Sharefaith Inc family, we’ll continue to provide world-class support and exceptional award-winning church websites and hosting to all ChurchWebsites.com members.
Personal monitoring has been around for decades, but there are still many, many churches that have not made the transition from floor monitors (wedges) for a number of reasons.
Some of which are:
- Too expensive!
- Too difficult to implement.
- We have people who will never use them.
- We don’t fully understand the advantages.
A long time ago I remember hearing a Scott Wesley Brown song about Africa. The chorus says, “Please don’t send me to Africa, I don’t think I’ve got what it takes. I’m just a man, I’m not a Tarzan, don’t like lions, gorillas or snakes. I’ll serve you here in suburbia in my comfortable middle class life, but please don’t send me out into the bush where the natives are restless at night.” That was 1995. Today, the Internet a plethora of news, some of it good news, about God’s work around the world. Still, our discomfort about how this news might effect, change, and shape us is the same.