Recharged and Unplugged

Recharge and Unplug

To the overworked worship pastor, exhausted preacher, and the ministry assistant up to her eyebrows in check-in sheets, this is for you.    After spending the past three years in a full-time ministry position, I am aware of the amount of effort it takes to keep a well-oiled ministry department running effectively. Most of us know that…

IT vs legal

IT vs. Legal: Where to Draw the Line?

Because technology and the IT department are so intimately integrated into so many areas of a church’s operations, there is often a question of where the responsibility for particular policies or recommendations falls. Some believe that IT should drive specific policies because those policies are so closely intertwined with, and enabled by, technology solutions. Others…

online giving

Online Giving Tips From the Pros

We “sat down” last Friday with two experts in the online processing space to discuss the current giving environment. During our conversation we asked them to provide any recommendations they felt were especially important for churches that wanted to be more successful with their online giving efforts right now. Our interviewees have many years of…

online giving

Crucial Giving Considerations in the Midst of Crisis

Over the past couple of weeks as we have talked with the many churches we serve, two primary questions have dominated our conversations. First, how can our staff and volunteers utilize technology to communicate, work, serve and minister effectively given the restrictions on our ability to be physically present? In additions to assisting individual churches…

serving in the storm

Serving in the Midst of the Storm

We are so excited to see the many churches who have stepped up in the last few weeks to transition to online services and a staff that works from home. You have continued the core functions of the church, including worship, teaching, prayer, and encouragement. You have let people know that the church can adapt and will…