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4 Things That Will Boost Church Attendance at Christmas [VIDEO]

16 Dec , 2016  

I recently published an article and infographic about the statistics surrounding the habits of Americans during Christmastime and church. Here’s a video presentation version that highlights some of the key learnings from that post: ARE YOU DOING ANY OF THE FOUR TACTICS I MENTION IN THIS PRESENTATION? How effective has it been?

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Church Growth Tips from Growing Churches

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Church Growth: 10 Fundamental Tips To Implement Immediately

14 Dec , 2016  

It’s almost the end of the year 2016. I’m pretty sure your church is now on the process of doing your annual year-end planning for the next year. Do you know one vital agenda piece that seems to be on everyone’s agenda? It’s church growth. One goal that all churches want to accomplish is to reach out to […]

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Are You Instructing or Equipping Your Congregation at Christmas

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Are You Instructing or Equipping Your Congregation at Christmas?

12 Dec , 2016  

A recent research study asked people across America about their church attendance at Christmastime. PEOPLE WANT MEANING IN THEIR CHRISTMAS SERVICE 77% of people attend Christmas services “to honor Jesus“ VS Only 9% attend “to observe tradition“ Only 3% attend “to get in the holiday spirit“ WHAT’S MISSING: AN INVITATION 37% of Americans typically do […]

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four workflow hacks for growing organizations

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Scale Up: 4 Critical Workflow Hacks For Growing Organizations

9 Dec , 2016  

Remember that feeling when you started something new? In the beginning that new ministry or business venture felt so right – it had all the energy, all the excitement, all the buzz. Everyone loved it…until your processes couldn’t keep up with your passion, and things started to unravel. It happens. Every growing organization will eventually […]

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QUUUPROMOTE SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING TOOL

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Case Study Follow-Up Report: QuuuPromote Social Media Sharing Tool

7 Dec , 2016  

Last month, I shared about a social media link sharing tool that I have been using to get the word out for various posts I’ve published. QuuuPromote.co has taken my submitted posts and offered to their network of social media influencers / customers who are looking for quality curated content to share with their own […]

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7 Tools Every Fundraising Campaign Should Be Using

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7 Tools Every Fundraising Campaign Should Be Using For Donor Development

5 Dec , 2016  

This holiday season, I am helping to spearhead digital donor development efforts for a local nonprofit charity. For the first time in the history of the 79-year-old organization, they will take to social media and online advertising to help broaden exposure, cultivate new audiences and hopefully raise some initial funds from online activities this year. […]

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3 reasons why pastors should blog

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3 Reasons Pastors Should Blog

2 Dec , 2016  

Today, I asked Seth Muse to share some of his thoughts on a topic that usually gets misdirected: why blog? Usually the first responses involve platform building, better exposure as a leadeR, etc. But Seth has some authentically ministry-driven reasons why a pastor should consider taking the time to dedicate to the exercise of publishing. […]

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Church Giving Trends: State of the Plate 2016

30 Nov , 2016  

If you are part of any church ministry, or even a faith-based nonprofit for that matter, there’s one report that comes out every couple years that is important to note: the State of the Plate. Brian Kluth just put out the latest version today. Here’s an infographic that summarizes just a portion of the findings […]

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Is Your Church’s Christmas Social Media Content Ready?

28 Nov , 2016  

Can you hear the Christmas carols playing? Do you already feel the cold Christmas breeze damping on your cheeks? How about little kids screaming ‘Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!’? The Holiday Season is just around the corner, and it’s time to get your festivity spirit up, and so is your social media activities. Take advantage […]

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What a #GivingTuesday Online Sock Drive Looks Like

25 Nov , 2016  

Launching on November 29 or otherwise known as #GivingTuesday, the Greater Newark Holiday Fund is raising funds to buy thermal socks for 2,000 people living without housing in the State of New Jersey. To help these individuals, the Greater Newark Holiday Fund is hosting a #GivingTuesday Online Sock Drive. Everyone is invited to participate and […]

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