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Welcoming Guests and First Impressions

The sermon starts in the parking lot, and the impression you make for your guests on Sunday morning during the first 10 minutes will be indelible.

Technology and The Church

Leveraging technology for ministry can be an incredible blessing. But it can also be fraught with problems and pitfalls. Learn how to use technology well.

Vision and Leadership

Our God longs for leaders to request of Him to do that which they cannot. Faith filled vision, leadership and risk are key ingredients for ministry.

Preaching and Communication

You know and understand how challenging it is to communicate. It is hard to get and capture people's attention. Learn how to communicate effectively.

Creativity and Innovation

Being creative means asking the right questions and making new associations. Discover new and creative ideas for your ministry.

Churches Investing In Their Own Apps

Do you use a smartphone? 

You probably do...and if you do then you are using native apps for all kinds of specific tasks and programs and churches are no exception as churches/ministries are getting into the act more and more by developing their own apps.

Smartphone apps are now easier and cheaper to design and distribute more than ever, giving greater accessibility to churches and ministries with limited budgets and resources.  Here is the article from the Wall Street Journal illustrating this trend - Churches Bring Custom Apps to Their Flocks
App developers say more than 150 churches across the U.S. have had customized smartphone and tablet apps created to connect with their members. The church apps are a relatively new twist on the broader influx of technology into religious life that includes popular apps for prayer and even making confessions.

Pastors and parishioners say the technology can enable people to uphold the call to stay religiously involved at all times, not just on Sunday. App developers expect thousands of churches to develop the apps in coming years to meet demand from worshipers.
With my ministry I've taken advantage of this opportunity by using a great online tool called Conduit - here are my mobile apps that I produced at little cost (the cost comes from the mobile platforms such as Android and Apple).

Enter Church At Your Own Risk

This sign made me laugh! I think it's great that the church welcomes people, even though in doing so they need to explain the fish smell and possum damage. Classic!

Sign from Maori Anglican Church at Raukokore, East Cape, New Zealand.

(ht: Arbroath)

Why Young People Leave The Church

A recent study conducted by the Barna Group provides explanations as to why young American Christians are leaving the church. Reasons include a general idea that the church is overprotective, and that Christianity is too exclusive.

Young people were reported to leave the church for the following reasons: (1) The church is overprotective. (2) Teens' and 20-somethings' experience of Christianity is shallow. (3) Churches come across as antagonistic to science. (4) Young Christians' church experiences related to sexuality are often simplistic, judgmental. (5) They wrestle with the exclusive nature of Christianity. (6) The church feels unfriendly to those who doubt. Click here to read research findings with fuller explanations of these concerns.