10 Tips To Insure People Read Your Emails 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:00:00 AM Categories: Ministry & Technology

On a daily basis, I’m sending and receiving hundreds of emails. And when I send an email I hope it gets read. I spend time crafting exactly what I want to say. I take out the extraneous. I boil it down to the essentials. And I hit “send.” If you put time into an email, you expect people to read it too, right?

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Leading People Through 4 Stages Of Generosity 

Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:00:00 AM Categories: Generosity

Software and technology can make the job of tracking donations easier, but can it be used to lead to greater generosity?  Learn how theology, leadership and technology can be leveraged together to teach and facilitate generosity.

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How To Lead Creatives 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6:00:00 AM Categories: Worship & Arts

As a little girl I dreamed of being a superstar.  In my world of make-believe, nightgowns became evening dresses and hairbrushes became microphones.  If a performer was on television – such as my all-time favorite entertainer, Carol Burnett – I could be found decked out in my superstar attire ready to mimic every movement, every word spoken and every note sung.

Unfortunately my talent didn’t keep pace with my drive but I quickly discovered the next best thing.  While I didn’t have the chops to be a performer, I did have the business savvy and marketing instincts to be part of the team that supports them.  That discovery led me to a nine-year career as an artist development manager for some of the top Christian recording artists of that era. Here are a few things I learned in those years....

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15 Tips For Better Bulletins 

Friday, February 14, 2014 6:59:00 AM Categories: Communication Leadership

As a technology company, one of our driving desires is to help churches improve and streamline their communication.  Rather than focusing on a high-tech solution for communication today, we thought we’d focus on a system for communication that’s been used in churches for at least 60 years:  The church bulletin.  Rich Birch from Liquid Church is a strategy genius!  He asked friends to send him copies of their bulletins so he could learn from them and he received over 100!  Below are some of the things he learned from this experiment.

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Does Your Church Need A Turnaround? 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 6:00:00 AM

What is a Turnaround Church? Turnaround Churches are churches that experience a decline nearly impossible to reverse, but somehow reverse direction anyway. Most churches in similar situations simply go out of business. What are the critical aspects of a church and pastor that see terminal decline turned into growth?

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