Newsletters are a great tool for churches to use. Whether you use a digital newsletter or a paper one, newsletters allow members to stay informed, be encouraged, and become more involved in the life of the local church. We’ve rounded up some of the best newsletter designs to feature, so you can get some ideas as to how your next newsletter can look.
Many Christians around the world will celebrate Pentecost on May 19, 2013. Some, however, may not understand the meaning of this traditional Christian celebration. Whether you have been observing Pentecost for years, or whether it is a completely new concept to you, here are a few reasons why celebrating Pentecost this year might be a good idea.
When church leaders get together to discuss, “how can we increase membership?” the first answer is usually not “improve our website!” Although most churches have websites, they aren’t viewed as the church growth solution. This assumption, however, deserves a second look. Continue reading “How Your Church Website Can Increase Attendance” »
Although Mother’s Day is focused upon mothers, it gives everyone of us an opportunity to reflect upon God’s teaching that have to do with mothers. After all, everyone on the planet has a mother. As we approach Mother’s Day, give these verses some careful consideration and meditation. Whether you are a mother, will be a mother, or just have a mother, they will encourage your heart and strengthen your soul.
Nearly any Christian can tell you why we celebrate Christmas and Easter. But what about the ascension? For centuries, churches observing the Christian calendar commemorate Ascension Day, an event that falls forty days after Easter. In 2013, Ascension Day is celebrated on Thursday, May 09. The meaning of Ascension Day is obvious from its name. But what is its significance?
Mother’s Day is more than just a day for cards, chocolate, breakfast in bed, and reservations at crowded restaurants. Mother’s Day is a celebration that finds solid support in biblical principles and commands. While we’re not going to find any direct reference to ”Mother’s Day,” we do find plenty of teaching on honoring mothers, revering them, and giving them generous love and recognition for the role they play in our lives. Here are the top 20 Bible verses for Mother’s Day.
Fear. It is a primal feeling, yet it permeates every aspect of our lives. With nauseating power, we encounter fear where we least expect it and most despise it. We feel it in relationships. We’re nagged by fear in our careers. We sense its gnawing presence while driving on the interstate, when looking into the face of our child, or even when going to bed at night. Fear is everywhere. And fear is powerful.
Churches have fallen on tough times. Giving is down. Way down. From established churches to startup churches, it seems like everyone is reeling from the economy. With lost jobs or slashed incomes, churchgoers just aren’t giving. Thousands of churches are experiencing budget shortages and major cutbacks. What can churches do to increase tithing?
By now, just about every church has a website. Good so far, but having a website is not enough anymore. Now, churches must make the most of it. Gone are the days where you could just toss up a website and leave it. Instead, a website is a living, breathing part of your overall effort to reach the community and to spread the good news. Here are some of the top tips for making the most of your church website.
Our friends at Projector Superstore were kind enough to write up a quick guideline post for when your church is ready to buy a new Projector. Take it away guys:
When it comes to the topic of projectors and presentations in churches, we all might remember an awkward situation due to a problem with the equipment. Maybe it was the time you had that amazing stock photo you decided to show in the middle of your sermon. It looked great on your office computer, but when you the PowerPoint slide came up during service, it was virtually unreadable. Or maybe it was the time you had a guest speaker who showed up minutes before service, and their laptop resolution was incompatible with your outdated projector. Continue reading “How to Select a Projector for Your Church” »