There is a saying, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. This is true in our personal lives, in business but it is also true for the church. Churches are birthed for a God ordained purpose. This purpose is articulated by developing a written mission, vision and values statement. This document provides clarity for why the church exists (mission), what it hopes to accomplish (vision) and the values (guiding principles) by which it will operate and make decisions. Continue reading “Do You Have a Plan for Your Church Plant? Make Sure to Cover These 4 Things” »
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has signalled an end to years of hostility towards the practice of speaking in tongues in new guidelines for missionary candidates. Continue reading “Weekly Poll Question – Southern Baptists lift ban on speaking in tongues” »
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” (Matthew 25:35-36).
The merciful servants reaching the world with the compassion and hope of the Gospel are the very hands and feet of the Lord Jesus. Men and women who are willing to reach the lost, help the helpless, minister relief, supply support, provide training, and create solutions. The members on this list are true heroes. These are the Top 10 Christian Organizations in Third World Countries. Continue reading “Top 10 Christian Organizations in Third World Countries” »
There are many responsibilities that come with managing a church and countless tasks that need to be done. Counting the donations, managing volunteers, setting up service, planning the worship, turning on the lights, cleaning the facility, locking the doors, and the list goes on and on. Wearing all of these hats can be overwhelming! So how do you organize it all? Continue reading “What Does an Organizational Chart Look Like For a New Church? A Guide for Church Planters” »
In today’s Sharefaith Spotlight we highlight 27 fresh new church graphic designs, including our one-week only 20% Memorial Day sale. Get 20% off the Complete Yearly membership that gives you a church website, church mobile app, hosting, 60,000 graphics, worship software and a 52 Week Sunday School curriculum in one membership, for one price! We also highlight SharefaithKids ParentShare that connects parents with their kid’s Sunday School class. They’ll get text updates on what their child will be taught or was taught. Continue reading “Sharefaith Spotlight for May 19th, 2015” »
If you like being a parent of teenagers, you’ll love pastoring. Ministry is so much like parenting that when the Apostle Paul instructed Timothy to look for mature Christian men to oversee the flock, the only “management” qualification was that the elder be a good dad. Earlier in his life Paul revealed his own father’s heart toward his recalcitrant spiritual kids in Corinth. Continue reading “Happy Father’s Day Pastors – How Being a Church Leader is Much Like Being a Father” »
In this episode of Sharefaith Spotlight: We announce the release of 52 brand new SharefaithKids color-ins. Still don’t have a church app? We give you a few compelling reasons to get one with Complete. Plus two new articles on anti-human trafficking organizations and questions you should ask when making a new hire in your ministry.
Your church is growing, you have a great volunteer team but it may be time to make that leap and hire a few employees.
Hiring employees can be a scary thing for churches because the decision to enter into an employer/employee relationship can impact the church and its ability to fulfill its mission. If the right person is chosen, it can mean getting additional things done, more quickly. However, if the wrong person is hired, it can result in management challenges, frustrations and distraction from focusing on those mission critical objectives. Continue reading “Preparing for New Hires in Ministry, Are You Asking the Right Questions?” »
These are the men and women, outraged by the horrors of human trafficking, whose conviction to “do justly and to love mercy” is much more than a mere obligation. With love and compassion they have given their lives to see captives set free and the world rid of the gross injustice of modern day slavery. It is because of these willing heroes that the voice against this vile corruption grows louder each day. Below are Top 10 Anti-Sex Trafficking Organizations.
In this edition of Sharefaith Spotlight, we’ve got a ton of new stuff coming out, a conference giveaway, two brand new articles and more. Watch now!