Your Biggest Leadership Mistake In Ministry

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Your biggest leadership mistake has nothing to do with your inability to speak to a large audience, or your lack of a goal-driven, mover-and-shaker mentality. Neither is it found in your struggle with multitasking or effectively managing those placed under your authority. You may spend years reading leadership books, talking to leaders, or trying to perfect your own ability to lead, but your biggest leadership mistake comes from neglecting a simple, core, foundational principle. Continue reading “Your Biggest Leadership Mistake In Ministry” »

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Poll Question – Should a teaching or preaching pastor be required to have a seminary degree?

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A couple times per month, we’re going to ask your opinion on a question and ask you to vote! It will probably be a little controversial, it may make you think about where do you stand on the subject and we want to hear from you! What do you think? Should a teaching or preaching pastor be required to have a seminary degree? Vote below and then let us know your reasoning in the comments!

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Reviewing Effectiveness of Your Sunday School Curriculum

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You have the amazing opportunity and a window of time where you can reveal the power of God’s Word and impact tender little lives. Choosing a curriculum that maximizes the time you have with the kids and effectively lays the solid foundation of truth is crucial! You should regularly revisit and refine your teaching materials to ensure they are truly “making the most of every opportunity”, as Paul teaches in Ephesians 5:16. Here are a couple of questions to ask when reviewing the effectiveness of your Sunday school curriculum: Continue reading “Reviewing Effectiveness of Your Sunday School Curriculum” »

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Ten Ways to Engage with Church Members During The Week – The Other Six Days

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Sundays are very special days for believers. We all go to church and leave the building feeling encouraged and with a renewed outlook on life. This positive experience is a result of great teaching as well as the opportunity to fellowship with like-minded people. Many churches have midweek services that help get us through hump day but the struggle for many of us is to maintain that “just churched” feel the rest of the week. A large number of churches are using the many new social media technologies to try and bridge that six day gap. Continue reading “Ten Ways to Engage with Church Members During The Week – The Other Six Days” »

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How To Live In The Joy Of The Lord

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In a day where churches are run like enterprises and pastors carry the titles of “executive”, there is a real threat of being so focused on visionary achievements and expansion that ministry teams can quickly become oblivious to the spiritual needs of their flock and the diminishing presence of the Lord in their own lives. The majority of pastors are not even employed by the church but work a second and third job to provide a steady income. All this brings so much stress and anxiety that one of the first things lost is the presence of joy. The lack of joy happens to be one of Satan’s oldest playbook strategies. Without joy, you are not much of a witness and there is not much evidence of the Lord in your life. Continue reading “How To Live In The Joy Of The Lord” »

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How America’s Millennials View the Bible

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Screens have affected almost every part of modern life, and that includes religious practices. While all Millennials—significantly more than all adults—have, by and large, incorporated other mediums for engaging with the Bible, none of these trump reading a print version of the Bible (81%), or even hearing it read aloud at church (78%). In comparison, two-thirds of Millennials say they use the Internet on a computer to read Bible content (66%) and a little more than half read the Bible on an e-reader (51%). Continue reading “How America’s Millennials View the Bible” »

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10 Guidelines For Discipling New Believers After Easter Is Done

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Easter is over. Now what? Ever wondered how many people dedicate their lives to God on Easter, only to return to their former ways 10 days later. That’s normal if the church misunderstands the importance of ongoing discipleship of new believers. When the conversion happens, we want to make sure that it is sincere and that this decision is fully understood so it can have a lasting impact. We suggest following these 10 essentials in discipling a new believer. Continue reading “10 Guidelines For Discipling New Believers After Easter Is Done” »

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America’s Most Bible Minded Cities in 2015

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Hollywood has been betting big money that America still loves the Bible. From Noah to Exodus to the forthcoming Last Days in the Desert, a fictional look at Jesus’ temptation in the desert, Scripture has returned to the screen. But what is America’s relationship with the Bible? Continue reading “America’s Most Bible Minded Cities in 2015” »

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Sharefaith Church App Spotlight

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With your church app, it’s very quick and easy to send reminders, notifications, blog posts and more with your church app. Here’s a quick spotlight on Mount Nelson Baptist Church, one of our Sharefaith members, who are doing just that and are nailing it with their new church app. Continue reading “Sharefaith Church App Spotlight” »

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Justin from Faith Community Church Shares About Using Sharefaith

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Everyone knows that Sharefaith loves their customers! But Justin, from Faith Community Church, has decided to share how much he and his church love Sharefaith! Faith Community Church has been Sharefaith members for many years as media and website users. If you’ve been on the fence on choosing Sharefaith as your all-in-one tech resource provider, watch this video! Justin describes how much they have benefitted from Sharefaith.  Continue reading “Justin from Faith Community Church Shares About Using Sharefaith” »

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