Is Culture Overtaking Your Church? 10 Cultural Things That Are Seeking to Compromise the Church

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I am not necessarily advocating the work of Geert Hofsteed, but I find his attempt at defining a concept as difficult as the abstraction behind the word “culture” is more than adequate: “[Culture] is the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from another.” So the question is, what is the dominating thought and behavior that contributes to American culture and how is today’s culture influencing the church at large? I thought I would take a different approach in answering this question other than simply reviewing the basic parts said to define culture. I decided to let actual people regurgitate today’s consensus, after all it is collective thoughts (conceived and suggested) that give birth to the kind action that influences culture. Below are ways popular culture has affected compromise in the church: Continue reading “Is Culture Overtaking Your Church? 10 Cultural Things That Are Seeking to Compromise the Church” »

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10 Ways to Improve Your Live Stream – Tips to Get Your Church Live Stream at Top Quality

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Live streaming is an easy and inexpensive way to connect with people outside the church building. Some providers, such as Youtube, offer free live streaming for verified non-profit organizations making it even easier for churches to stream their Sunday morning service. You may find, however, that once you begin live streaming the quality of the broadcast might not be what you expected. Here are 10 tips to improve the quality of your live stream.

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What Would Jesus Really Do? Here are 10 Examples of What We are Called to Imitate

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I appreciate the sentiment behind the WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?), seeking to reflect Christ’s example in our own lives, but let’s face it, Jesus had a very different ministry than any of us; making direct parallels is going to be difficult. For instance, what would Jesus do for a paralytic man in need of healing? He would forgive his sins (that would be blasphemy coming from me). What would Jesus do to repeal an evil curse responsible for everything wrong in this world? Well, for starters He would die for it. He is going to overturn tables and money changers, drive out merchants and make bold accusations. Jesus came to deliver divine law, satisfy the demands of justice and fulfill righteousness – these are the kind of things that Jesus would do. Continue reading “What Would Jesus Really Do? Here are 10 Examples of What We are Called to Imitate” »

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10 Must-Try Lighting Techniques for Your Worship Session

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As more and more churches begin to lean in a more modern direction with updated sound systems, HD video projectors, and camera equipment; one vital piece of the puzzle can be easily overlooked: lighting. Lighting has been used on professional stages for decades. What used to only be found at a music festival or broadway play is now easily accessible and affordable for churches to begin utilizing. But gear isn’t the only thing to think about in the lighting world, with a big dose of creativity and a little direction some amazing scenes can be set with lights. Here are ten techniques that will completely change the atmosphere of your worship service: Continue reading “10 Must-Try Lighting Techniques for Your Worship Session” »

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Sharefaith Kids – Coming September 2014

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We are thrilled to announce that Sharefaith Kids 52-Week web-based Sunday School Curriculum will launch in September 3rd 2014, giving churches around the world immediate access to an exciting, dynamic and brand new way of preparing and teaching Sunday School. Tailored for Sundays but perfectly fitting for VBS and a Kids Bible school, Sharefaith Kids is a God-centered, Gospel-focused aid that shines through the use of cutting-edge technology. Continue reading “Sharefaith Kids – Coming September 2014” »

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How to Prepare for Fresh New Faces in Your Youth Ministry – 10 Tips for Rebuilding a Core Group

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When you work with youth ministry over the course of a few years you begin to see some patterns. Just about the time you get to build a really great rapport with kids, they grow up and age out of your youth group! It is a part of the rhythm of working with young people. With summer here, you’re likely starting to see fresh new faces in the group. Here are ten tips to rebuilding, once your core group has moved to a higher grade level and aged out of your sphere of ministry. Continue reading “How to Prepare for Fresh New Faces in Your Youth Ministry – 10 Tips for Rebuilding a Core Group” »

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30 Things the Blood of Jesus Does – 30 Scripture Verses That Show the Powerful Effects of Jesus Shedding His Blood

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The blood of Jesus provides the only solution to my greatest problem. I was a born into a fallen world, resigned to participate in a degenerate existence with no hope of recovery. The pain of sin and death immediately attached itself to me and put into perpetual motion the ravages of death, each day drawing me closer to my eternal demise. Even my own will, separated from God, would be owned by my greatest enemy to disseminate deceit and to seal my own fate. Apart from the redeeming power of the blood of Jesus Christ, I was doomed. But God demonstrated His own love for me in that while I was still a sinner, Christ died for me (Romans 5:8). My biggest problem solved! Continue reading “30 Things the Blood of Jesus Does – 30 Scripture Verses That Show the Powerful Effects of Jesus Shedding His Blood” »

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Top 10 Fun Bible Apps For Study and Devotions – Bible Apps for IOS & Android

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Looking for the top Bible Apps for Study, Fun and Devotions? We assembled a short top 10 list of Bible Apps for IOS & Android devices that will help you grow in knowledge of the Word of God. You can take God’s Word wherever you go and make a daily effort to spend time with Him. Continue reading “Top 10 Fun Bible Apps For Study and Devotions – Bible Apps for IOS & Android” »

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10 Things to Consider When Buying an HD Camera for Your Church – Read These Tips Before Purchasing a New HD Video Camera!

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Recently my church started taking steps towards upgrading our TV ministry from SD to HD. With the price of HD gear so inexpensive and the dilapidated state of our current video system, we decided its time. When I started investigating I was mildly overwhelmed by all the camera options out there. After hours of research and talking with friends in the industry I’ve narrowed down ten things to consider when buying a video camera. Continue reading “10 Things to Consider When Buying an HD Camera for Your Church – Read These Tips Before Purchasing a New HD Video Camera!” »

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Top 15 Christian Female Bloggers – Top Must-Read Blogs By Christian Women

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This carefully selected list is not limited to standard ranking, but also based on the actual benefits each contributes and their ability to draw an audience into a worthwhile conversation. They were decided on their expertise to produce sound, meaningful and relevant content; and their accessibility despite wearing the many hats popularity tends to demand. Here is my list, the Top 15 Christian Female Bloggers: Continue reading “Top 15 Christian Female Bloggers – Top Must-Read Blogs By Christian Women” »

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