Leadership Lessons from Ms. MacNair’s Sunday School

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Do you remember Sunday School? Graham crackers and goldfish, flannel boards and puppet shows, Bible songs and Christmas plays — most of us who grew up in the church (or are raising our own children in it) have some nostalgic memories of childhood Sunday mornings. You probably remember some of the lessons, too. You were learning good Biblical principles and life lessons in those classes. What you might not have realized is that you were also learning vital leadership principles. Even the simplest ... Continue Reading

KidCheck’s New Mobile Child Check-In App

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Having a secure children's check-in system is an essential element in providing a safe place for kids and peace of mind for parents. But yet many child check-in systems can be overwhelming and difficult to use, making it hard for both parents and organizations using these systems. That's why systems like KidCheck is such a solid solution, offering both ease and ease of mind with a system that doesn't compromise safety and security. In fact, KidCheck is bringing secure children check-in systems ... Continue Reading

ChurchMag Spotlight: Steve Caton [Video]

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Church Community Builder is an online church management app that helps church leaders do what they do best: Lead. But who's really behind Church Community Builder? What's the face behind the logo and the heart beyond the code? I had the chance to talk to Steve Caton from Church Community Builder to find that out... ... Continue Reading

The Ultimate Social Media Outreach Tool

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I am really excited to introduce you to Faith Social! Faith Social is not only the ultimate social media outreach tool, but it is revolutionary. I've never seen something like this before. As much as we all talk about ‘social media teams’ and ‘social media directors,’ this is the kind of tool that puts the power of church social media into the hands of those that have more influence than any well crafted message sent out by your church. It puts church social media messaging into the hands of ... Continue Reading

Capterra’s Church Management Software Buyer Guide

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Shopping for a church management software (ChCMS) isn't easy. In fact, it's downright overwhelming! There are so many different options, prices and every solution has their own unique take on member management. With that in mind, I present to you a resource that could really help you narrow-down your choices as you try to find the best solution for your needs. ... Continue Reading

Are You REALLY Ready for VBS?

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VBS is right around the corner. You’ve got your curriculum picked, snack foods purchased — still need to decorate your classroom — there’s still a lot to plan. But do you have the most important part of VBS ready? While it's the most important aspect of VBS, it's probably one of the most overlooked. So, let me ask you: ... Continue Reading

Top Uses of Forms In Church Management

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Versatile tools are goldmines in management and handling a congregation for sure is a job that requires all the help it can get. Using a form builder will help streamline many of the daily tasks and processes. A form builder can help you: ... Continue Reading

Closer Look at Church Community Builder with Steve Caton [Podcast]

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After interviewing Steve Caton from Church Community Builder, it turns out that churches of every size should be considering a ChCMS. We talk to Steve about the inspiration behind this web-based church management system, why every church should consider using one, and how church leaders can benefit from such a tool. Also, Phil was 8-minutes late to the podcast. ... Continue Reading

What We Can Learn About Making Disciples from Simon Says

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We have all played ‘Simon Says’. My children can have countless hours of fun playing this simple game. Imagine if in the middle of the game I said “Simon says pat your head” and my son nodded his head and did nothing. I would obviously tell him he had been eliminated from the game, and he would not protest, because he knows that’s how the game is played. He wouldn’t tell me that he memorized what I had said, or that he is meditating on it (which is the same thing as actually patting it, Dad, ... Continue Reading

Four Ingredients to Make a Lasting Impact

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The most profound moments in my life seem to come from unexpected places. In a recent conversation with my 11-year-old daughter, she spoke to a core issue I believe is hardwired into us all — “What do you want to do with your life?” I’ve posed this question to her many different times, always receiving different answers. But today in my kitchen, she looked at me, tilted her head thoughtfully, and said, “I don’t know what I want to do, but I want it to be something big.” And there it is. That ... Continue Reading