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  • Tips for Using Scripture in Worship Services
    June 19, 2017

    Practical ideas for implementing Scripture into your praise set from Chris Vacher: I’ve written before about the importance of using scripture in our worship services and posted a couple of examples of how we’ve actually done it. The Bible should certainly inform our worship service content – why we gather, what we do when we gather, the ...

  • 5 Church Growth Ideas That Aren’t Expensive
    June 19, 2017

    There are a lot of church growth strategies that don’t require bucketloads of money. These are things you can work on as soon as today, despite any budget constraints.

  • 10 Skills Worship Leaders Should Rehearse More
    June 19, 2017

    Musical ability may help you get a worship-leading job but relationship skills will help you keep it.

  • 5 Affordable Stage Design Elements
    June 19, 2017

    Stage design has become a staple in many churches today – Ryan Savage explains how his church saves money by using simple materials.

  • Four Behaviors of a Thriving Worship Ministry
    June 12, 2017

    Mike O’Brien has noticed some interesting trends in worship ministries that are healthy, growing, and happy.

  • When Ministry Is Hard…Remember
    June 12, 2017

    When you are tempted to quit every Monday morning…Remember to be strong and don’t give up, your work will be rewarded. (2 Chr 15:7)

  • Communicate the Song
    June 12, 2017

    Video & Article: As worship leaders and worship team singers, do you ever feel uncomfortable on the platform, and feel like your stage presence could use help?

  • Pursuing Excellence as a Small Church Worship Leader
    June 12, 2017

    Truth is, someone who leads a church of 100 has no less of a call on their life than someone who leads in a church of 10,000. We are all valuable and making a difference in our communities.

  • Sears And The Church Are Losing Influence
    June 12, 2017

    Sears used to have a place in the American mind and culture, but it just doesn’t anymore. The same is true about the church.

  • VBS Facilities Guide: Options for Every Church from Small to Mega
    June 12, 2017

    VBS can have a huge impact both within your church community and in your larger community. Because there are so many different sized churches, and so many different styles, formats, and sizes of VBS, ChurchTechToday polled about 15 churches to take a closer look at the facilities costs related to VBS programs.

  • Turning Around a Stuck Church
    June 12, 2017

    Podcast: Northbrook Church had been without a pastor for over a year, finances were in trouble, and over 600 people had left.

  • The Vocalist Episode With Gateway Worship Leaders
    June 5, 2017

    Podcast: Gateway vocalists/worship leaders Jill Brewer and Anna Byrd are interviewed about pop vocal technique, vocal teams and vocal health.

  • Strong Congregational Singing: 12 Things To Avoid
    June 5, 2017

    If the congregation is not singing, we are not doing what God has called us to do.

  • Is Hallmark Planning Your Worship Services?
    June 5, 2017

    Some congregations and even entire denominations have not embraced the Christian Calendar as foundational to their worship planning and implementation out of concern that it is too rigid, routine or orthodox. So in their desire to be non-liturgical they have in fact created their own liturgy framed by Hallmark or denominational and civic calendars.

  • 10 Items Under $20 That Every Church Tech Booth Needs
    June 5, 2017

    After serving in church media roles for many years, Kendall Conner has discovered a few must-have items that makes his job easier on Sundays.

  • The Unstuck Church – Why Churches Grow, Thrive, Decline & Die
    June 5, 2017

    Over time, most churches start, grow, thrive, decline, and eventually end. Through this webinar, Tony Morgan unpacks the stages of the church life cycle

  • Top 10 TED Talks For Pastors
    June 5, 2017

    If you aren’t already familiar with TED Talks, you’ll want to pause and take some time to delve into this incredible resource. TED Talks are to non-believers as sermons are to Christians.

  • Pay Tithes Online – Top 5 Church Online Giving Platforms
    June 5, 2017

    As churches cater to the needs of today’s generation, one area of particular importance is giving, especially when it comes to offering a means for your congregation to pay tithes online.

  • Why Worship Should Go Beyond Music
    May 29, 2017

    In a recent post by Thom Rainer (CEO of LifeWay), he points out that the first priority staff hire is now the children’s minister, no longer the worship leader. On top of this, the emphasis during worship is changing from performance singing to congregational singing.

  • How to Find the Perfect Volume
    May 29, 2017

    The perfect volume for a church service isn’t found in a magic number. Truth be told, what one person finds perfect, another thinks is too loud or too soft. Who’s correct?

  • Breaking 200
    May 29, 2017

    Author Carl F. George, says in his book How to Break Growth Barriers, “Churches have more in common by their size than by their denomination, tradition, location, age, or any other single, isolatable factor.”

  • Top 12 Church Giving App Features
    May 29, 2017

    It’s common knowledge that smartphone ownership and mobile internet usage are skyrocketing globally. It’s also common knowledge that, on average, people attend church less frequently and that people tend to write very few checks or carry much cash.

  • 5 Things Worship Music Isn’t
    May 22, 2017

    The purpose of our worship isn’t to teach musicianship or make great music. Learning to sing parts, follow a melodic line and internalize rhythms are all skills that can enhance our worship. But those skills are a means to the end, not the end.

  • 12 Keys To Being A Successful Worship Pastor
    May 22, 2017

    Are you creating timely schedules for your musicians and planning ahead on the church calendar?

  • 7 Ways Video Can Save Your Pastor Time
    May 22, 2017

    How many of our pastors (especially of smaller churches) are personally responsible for teaching a membership class? What if you could film your pastor giving that talk and play it for the class? I can hear it now, “What about the personal touch?” Actually, if you show a video of your pastor giving the membership ...

  • Make the Most of Your Offering Time
    May 22, 2017

    I realize some churches don’t have an offering time during service because they apparently don’t need the money that bad, but my church isn’t one of those. I bet yours isn’t either.

  • Church Outreach: Reaching The Business Traveler
    May 22, 2017

    Most business travelers depart on Sundays. What can your church outreach do to minister to them while they’re away?

  • 7 Phases in the Life of a Church
    May 22, 2017

    Podcast: There are 7 stages in a typical church’s life cycle that range from the hopeful, optimistic days of launch, to the stagnating last stages of life support.

  • The Top 25 Best Church Websites Of 2017
    May 22, 2017

    Browse ProChurchTool’s handpicked collection of the 25 best church websites of 2017. Learn from the best and take your church website to the next level.

  • 9 Essential Features Every Church Website Should Have
    May 22, 2017

    Did I ever tell you the story about wanting to visit a church and then spending 10 minutes digging through their website to find… service times?

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