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Charisma is not enough — great leaders execute
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For all the debates and discussion, reflection and counter-reflection about leadership, it's pretty straightforward. Leaders aren't remembered because of their dreams, aspirations or intentions. They are remembered because of their accomplishments. They are remembered because they took ideas and made them concrete. More

Power Your Spirit: Plug into Houston
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The NACBA conference is just one month away. Hotel rooms are still available, but the cutoff date for our special low pricing is June 15. One hotel will even give you a free night with a 3-night minimum stay. You can't beat that deal. All details, including frequently asked questions, are available at And remember to register your communications and facilities specialists for our Fast Track one-day seminars (see graphic at the end of this email). Want to know more about Houston? Take just one minute to view this video about the culinary scene in Houston. More

Building A Thriving Volunteer Ministry
Building a thriving volunteer ministry does not have to be hard or complex. For excellent advice on matching volunteers with the positions that maximize their individual strengths, plus best practices on equipping them to serve in their chosen area, download the ACS Technologies ministry guide Raising Your Volunteer Numbers.

8 ways churches are using Pinterest
Managing Your Church    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Imagine if you had access to the world's largest bulletin board — a place where you could exchange ideas and images from around the globe. That's one of the major benefits of the increasingly popular website Pinterest. Unlike sites such as Facebook and Twitter, which tend to be driven by words, Pinterest is propelled primarily through visuals. Here are eight ways your ministry can utilize Pinterest starting today. More

Is repurposing existing space a good solution for your growing church?
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Does your church need to provide a real solution for a very critical space need? If so, does it seem as though every space within the existing facilities is dedicated to another group or function? You might have a situation where a new building or addition may not be a possibility. Honestly, a new building or addition is not always the only answer to meet space needs. More

How to keep your youth pastor
Church Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Right now at some church in America, someone is asking the question: "Did you know a youth pastor stays at a church an average of only 18 months?" What if part of the problem — and the solution — were in the church leadership? What if churches asked, "What can we do to hire — and keep — a great youth pastor?" Here are a number of ways that can help churches increase the chances of a long, fruitful tenure for their student pastors. More

Top 10 must-have mobile apps for church leaders
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Mobile apps are becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives, simplifying ordinary tasks and providing instant access to information on the go. After scouring the Internet and consulting with techie pastors, laity and bloggers, we take a look at 10 leading mobile apps for church leaders. More - Cloud Ministry Database

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Twitter dynamos, offering word of God's love
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Why are some tweets more popular than others? When a Twitter staff member set out to answer that question 10 months ago, he thought the answer would emerge among posts from NBA players, politicians or actors. Instead, evangelical Christian leaders whose inspirational messages of God's love perform about 30 times as well as Twitter messages from pop culture powerhouses like Lady Gaga. More

Facebook allows page admins to schedule posts
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One glaringly absent feature in Facebook that has just recently been addressed is the ability to schedule posts for Facebook pages. This ability to provide content while not necessarily having just previously typed it into the textbox gives users flexibility, schedulability and a larger power to impact their audience at peak traffic times. Here's how to schedule a post. More

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California couple loses $18.5 million charitable deduction on technicality
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If you intend to take a deduction for a charitable gift, pay attention to the letter of the law. With regret, a U.S. Tax Court judge denied a wealthy Sacramento, Calif., couple a deduction for $18.5 million they took after donating valuable properties to charity because they didn't attach a proper appraisal to the donation form. More

5 secrets pastors refuse to tell    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By their very nature, pastors are a confidential lot. They counsel numbers of people who share their deepest secrets and problems. So pastors tend to keep secrets and confidential information well. But most people don't realize pastors have their own secrets. These spiritual leaders refuse to share their thoughts or pains for fear that their own ministries will be damaged. More

The flip side of leadership
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Everywhere you turn these days, you see people talking about leadership. There are leadership books, retreats, academies and seminars. Leadership does not happen in a vacuum. Leadership is only one element of a broader dynamic of the relationship between leader and follower. The more you know about the elemental nature of the people you are leading, the more effective and efficient leader you become. More

Why the church of tomorrow starts today
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The future of the church can appear pretty bleak based on some of the studies circulating these days: We're losing people; we're not connecting with the next generation; we're struggling financially. These reports can lead us to question whether it's even possible for the church to survive. Here are a few of the dimensions for the future of the church. More

Why denomination matters more than congregation
Christianity Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Conventional wisdom says that conservative churches grow and liberal churches don't. But as a recent study from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research found, this isn't quite accurate. It's the denomination's theology that tends to matter, not the congregation's. More

Contemporary worship no salvation for all
Associated Baptist Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Here's an underreported factoid: Throwing out tradition and trying to "go contemporary" has failed in as many or more established churches as it has succeeded. That's right, contemporary worship hasn't saved every church that has given it a spin. These silent failures come from pastors leaving their core congregations behind in the change and from congregations attempting to be something they do not have the resources to become. More

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