Pastors are only human, which suggests they have their own set of peeves. Sure, they are called to rise above it all—to turn the other cheek, deflect wrath with a kind word, and not be so affected by horribly rude people. But it really isn’t fair to razz the pastor to see how far they can take it any more than it is ok for the village wise-guy to provoke the Buckingham Palace guard to laugh. Let’s stand down a little and show some respect, maybe even some support, for the thankless things they do every day; and whatever you do, try to avoid saying the following things to your pastor: Continue reading “10 Things to Never Say to a Pastor” »
We’ve assembled this list of the top 30 Sunday School songs sung by kids around the world. They may be sung in different languages, but these songs have stood the test of time. You are blessed if you have a worship leader on your Sunday School team that can write your own material, but for the rest of us, sticking with these tried and true songs provides great value in addition to the Sunday School lessons for kids that we teach. Continue reading “Top 30 Sunday School Songs for Kids” »
“Train up a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6). It is in childhood that crucial spiritual development occurs so getting biblical facts straight and implementing viable applications that will effectively reach your little audience with the truth is extremely important; it is how they will filter through and understand the world around them. There is only so much time to instill important truths before they are thrown into the arena of life. Continue reading “10 Reasons Why A Bible Centered Sunday School Curriculum is a Must-Have” »
Your church mobile app is a powerful tool that brings with it great benefits. When your focus is on proclaiming the Gospel, connecting with your congregation and encouraging your flock, you’ll benefit heavily from having an app. There are many exciting possibilities, but these 5 benefits remain amongst the top favorites and are all possible with Sharefaith’s free Church Mobile App, available on the Website Yearly and Complete Yearly membership plans. Continue reading “5 Benefits of Having A Church Mobile App” »
Thanksgiving for the Christian is more than just another holiday and there’s no better time to set a precedence of gratitude towards God than during this special season. There are lots of ways to celebrate the goodness of God and His many blessings, here are just a few. Continue reading “10 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving from a Biblical Perspective” »
Sunday School is not a babysitting service. If your church is struggling with finding a perfect Sunday School curriculum or having a hard time knowing exactly how to be more impactful, then follow these 5 simple ideas to a more effective Sunday School Curriculum. Continue reading “5 Ways To A More Effective Sunday School Curriculum Using SharefaithKids” »
Before diving into the reasons, let’s just start off with a disclaimer. The pastors we’re talking about in this article are those who take their calling serious; who thrive in ministry; who love living out God’s mandate and place God at the center of everything they do. They uphold truth over relevance; people over profit; ministry over marketing. Continue reading “5 Ways To Better Appreciate Your Pastor” »
In children’s ministry and youth ministry, we all know the need we have to see transformation take place in the hearts of our young people. We desire to see God do something in the young people we pour our love and energy into. Here are a few tips to understanding how grace actually works.
First it is good to understand what I say when I talk about “grace”. I will define it in two different ways. Primarily, grace is the understanding of God’s benevolence towards us. It is the teaching that God loves, blesses, and seeks to save us regardless of our contribution to the relationship. It is the attitude of God towards His people apart from their works. As the often quoted Ephesians 2:8-9 states, “for by grace you have been saved through faith. And it is the gift of God, not a result of works…” Continue reading “8 Ways the Power of Grace Transforms Youth Ministry” »
Encouragement comes in many forms, and while the act of “one-another” fellowship typically involves a physical assembly of two or more, we cannot discount the benefits of offering virtual support and inspiration. Your website has the potential to present refreshment to the weary, quiet answers to those seeking, and just good in-between inspiration and hope to a community of believers endeavoring to make sense of it all. Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” Here are some practical ways to offer encouragement using your church website: Continue reading “How to Encourage Your Congregation Through Your Church Website” »
In today’s world there are more microphones than there are items on the local Chinese food menu. Man I love that Lo Mein. Every sound tech is going to find microphones that they prefer to match up with specific gear. There are several go-to microphones that I have in my arsenal that reserve for special uses. With that being said, here are my top ten favorite microphones of all time.