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9 ways to encourage your church staff this Easter
The Vanderbloemen Search Group
With Easter right around the corner, your church staff is likely working overtime to prepare for such an important service. Here are nine ways to show your appreciation for the long hours and hard work that your church staff is putting in during this busy season.
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Make plans for NACBA in Orlando
NACBA
The annual national conference of NACBA will be in Orlando, Fla., in July. This is an outstanding opportunity for you to get away from the office, to network with your fellow church administrative leaders, to learn the latest information on all facets of church administration, and to enjoy all that central Florida and the Gaylord Palms Resort have to offer. You are not alone in the field of church administration, so join us. Learn more by taking just a moment to watch this message from Simeon May of NACBA.
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Your church needs an alarm clock
By Mark MacDonald
I often listen to iHeartRadio and one of its many stations. I'm not even sure what I'm listening to most of the time. It's just music. When I get tired of one of the stations, I move on. Sounds like church, doesn't it? People have lots of churches to choose from. And people "try" a church for a while and then move on when they get bored. Since music is available everywhere now, iHeartRadio needed to think differently to attract listeners. Instead of music, they started thinking about a problem their music could solve, and the solution is something churches should think about.
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How to get some of the Easter crowd to come back
Ministry Today
Troy Page recently noted on TonyMorganLive.com, “Remember that the win is not how many people show up for Easter — it’s how many people come back. Shoot for 75 percent of your Easter crowd.” Churches do a great job of putting significant effort into their Sunday worship services. I would like to challenge all churches to put an equal amount of effort into their children’s classes and programming. The reason is because children can deliver the “win” of a 75 percent return rate.
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Why your church needs to get better at marketing
Church Leaders
In college, I was taught McCarthy's Four P's of Marketing. Product. Price. Promotion. Place. This was the lens we filtered all our research and insights through in order to come up with a strategy for a brand. Addressing these points does not guarantee a recipe for a successful brand, but it helps establish a strong foundation for the rest of the campaign.
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Church marketing podcast: Sneak peak with Josh Burns
Center for Church Communication
In this second sneak peek episode of the Church Marketing Podcast I feel fortunate to get to have a conversation with Josh Burns, the director of web and social media at Park Community Church in Chicago. Our conversation centers largely around digital invitations through social media. In sneak peek one, Phil Bowdle shared how West Ridge Church does a printed invite card but in Illinois where Park Community Church is home to a very young demographic, social media becomes more important … and just how important is it? Well, the stats will tell you.
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Two Northfield, Minn., churches starting the trend toward solar energy
Northfield News
First United Church of Christ and Bethel Lutheran Church in Northfield, Minn., recently won the lottery. Literally. The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources, notified First UCC and Bethel that they were the recipients of funds through the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program that will allow the two churches to install solar panels. They were chosen through a lottery that saw hundreds of applicants.
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Confessing moral failure, megachurch Pastor Bob Coy resigns from Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale
Charisma News
After confessing to a moral failing in his life that disqualifies him from continuing his leadership, Bob Coy, on April 6 resigned as senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale in Florida, effective immediately. Coy has served as senior pastor since the church was founded in 1985. More than 20,000 people call Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale their home church. The church has planted sites in Boca Raton, Boynton, Florida Keys, Hollywood, Naples, North Lauderdale, Plantation, the Villages and West Boca.
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Business owners: 10 things you need to do before migrating off Windows XP
Forbes
Microsoft ceased user support and security updates for its hugely popular XP operating system beginning March 8, leaving those who are still using the system vulnerable to hacker attacks and data loss. Despite warnings, 36 percent of XP users plan to keep at least one of their devices running on XP. For small businesses with limited IT resources, the percentage is even higher. But not updating is simply not an option. Small businesses need to install a newer operating system like Windows 7, 8.1, or swap over their systems entirely to a Microsoft competitor like Apple or Google.
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YouVersion Live fosters interactive church services
Church Tech Today
In a recent survey of 18 to 24-year-olds, 98 percent use social media. We can fight against people having their noses in the phones, or we can embrace that it is the new norm. If it’s the new norm, then why not partner with technology to help people discover Jesus? For the 98 percent who are on social media, the message once they get into church is “Turn off your cellphones.” That’s the equivalent of telling a 98 year old to turn off his pacemaker. The "Live” feature allows the church to download notes, links to articles, surveys, questions, links back to your website, links to online giving, and more.
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4 characteristics of leaders that last
Ministry Today
Everything rises or falls on leadership. No organization, no ministry, no church, no family, no school and no business can go any further than the leaders who are leading it. If everything rises or falls on leadership, then the quickest way for the opposition to halt any project, any family or any business is to neutralize the leadership. When the shepherd is removed, the flock scatters.

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Addressing church-paid medical insurance benefits
Christianity Today
Prior to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, many employers provided health benefits for their employees by paying health insurers directly for the cost of private health insurance, or by reimbursing employees for the substantiated cost of insurance premiums. The amounts paid by employers under such arrangements were nontaxable fringe benefits under section 106 of the tax code.

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6 low-cost ways to achieve excellence on a budget
By Deborah Wipf
We've all experienced seasons where the budget is a bit tight. However, we still want to provide the absolute best for our communities and congregations. Excellence is possible even when on a budget. As you make the most of the resources you have, trust God to take your efforts and expand your capacity. So how can you achieve excellence on a shoestring budget? Here are some practical tips you can implement at little or no cost.

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Is an online church really a church?
Crosswalk
While many congregations might think it frivolous to invest in an online presence, more and more people are gathering in digital communities and using the Internet to find places to connect. The church is missing out if we ignore the internet’s potential to meet the culture where it’s at. Coming out of a challenging life situation, Crosswalk contributor Elizabeth Klein was searching for a church support group. “When you’re in crisis and you don’t attend church and yet you are looking for a support group, easy access is key. So, thank you to all the churches that make it uncomplicated for us to connect.”
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State of the Bible survey: Bible skeptics on the rise
Christian Post
The American Bible Society recently found a rise in the percentage of Americans who view the Bible skeptically, according to its Annual State of the Bible report. "With four years of data from American Bible Society's State of the Bible research, we are now able to see trends in attitudes about and behaviors around the Bible," said Roy Peterson, president and CEO of American Bible Society. "The increasing polarization in attitudes about the Bible has implications for us as a nation and for our churches and families."
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37 ideas for motivating your employees
StartupCollective
A good job is hard to find, but every entrepreneur knows a good employee is even harder to keep. As an entrepreneur, one must ensure his or her company is staffed with people who look forward to coming to work every day for more than a paycheck. Seasoned entrepreneurs may find it easy to keep employees motivated by providing them with a leader worth following and tasks worth fulfilling. But after several years in business, many still search for new ways to maintain productivity while providing each individual with the drive they need to perform to the best of their ability.
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5 things your employees are afraid to ask you
Inc.
When you are busy running a business, providing a culture of communication is often not as easy as you would think. Working long hours day to day with the same people can breed complacency, which takes away from an environment of great performance. In a fast-growing, fast-moving company, providing ongoing feedback to your employees can fall by the wayside, but it is a critical component to better performance.
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5 unexpected ways to get more done
Fast Company
Alarms to go to bed, shorter to-do lists: These tips might seem counterintuitive, but give them a try and see how your productivity soars. Here are suggestions to help you make your day more productive without putting in extra hours.
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4 characteristics of leaders that last
Ministry Today
Everything rises or falls on leadership. No organization, no ministry, no church, no family, no school and no business can go any further than the leaders who are leading it. If everything rises or falls on leadership, then the quickest way for the opposition to halt any project, any family or any business is to neutralize the leadership. When the shepherd is removed, the flock scatters.
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