Management

  • Showing Appreciation for Volunteers in Your Church

    Showing Appreciation for Volunteers in Your Church

    When our twin boys were first beginning to eat solid food, we introduced three simple signs to help them communicate with us: more please, all done, and thank you. While I could...

    Read Article
  • The Giving Trends You Need for 2022 and Beyond are Here!

    The Giving Trends You Need for 2022 and Beyond are Here!

    Do you know how your members prefer to give? In 2021, Vanco conducted the fourth biennial study of 1,000 churchgoers around the country and across Christian denominations to find out....

    Read Article
  • Finding Rest during and after Busy Seasons

    Finding Rest during and after Busy Seasons

    Through certain seasons in the Church Year, church workers often find themselves burning the (Advent) candle at both ends. Coming in early, working through meals, staying late — they’re...

    Read Article
  • 4 Online Giving Perks You Might Not Have Thought About

    4 Online Giving Perks You Might Not Have Thought About

    Churches often fall short of their stewardship goals. In many cases, it’s because churches don’t have an online giving platform, leaving church members unsure of how to give. If you...

    Read Article
  • Technology in Ministry with Rev. Jason Christ

    Technology in Ministry with Rev. Jason Christ

    With training and background as a Director of Christian Education (DCE), now ordained and associate pastor at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Tonawanda, New York, Rev. Jason Christ has...

    Read Article
  • Planning Ahead for Advent and Lent

    Planning Ahead for Advent and Lent

    It’s the time of year when we’ve generally settled into the fall rhythm of life and begin anticipating the next big things coming down the line, namely the Advent and Christmas seasons....

    Read Article
  • Maximize Your Office Space to Increase Productivity

    Maximize Your Office Space to Increase Productivity

    It feels so good to get things done and mark items off your to-do list. Sometimes, you’re in a groove, and everything is clicking. Other times, you can barely think, and you can’t seem...

    Read Article
  • How to Maximize eGiving Tools at Your Church

    How to Maximize eGiving Tools at Your Church

    In many places, churches are returning to what feels normal: in-person services with members coming together in the building. But as churches face the future, there are many things they...

    Read Article
  • Bullet Journaling: An Analog System to Aid Digital Creativity

    Bullet Journaling: An Analog System to Aid Digital Creativity

    Throw out the phrase “bullet journal” in conversation, and you’ll likely get a variety of responses: everything from “Oh, I’m not ‘arsty’ enough for that,” to “This is the single...

    Read Article
  • Evaluating Your Church Office for Improvements

    Evaluating Your Church Office for Improvements

    When I started as a church office administrator, one of my first projects was to update member records in a spreadsheet. As I sat typing, I remember thinking, “There must be a software...

    Read Article
  • Creating a Can-Do Culture in Your Church

    Creating a Can-Do Culture in Your Church

    We’ve all heard about those congregations that just seem to have a toxic culture. Perhaps it’s a tight-knit community that has a hard time welcoming in strangers. Maybe it’s a church...

    Read Article
  • Investing in People Skills over Marketing

    Investing in People Skills over Marketing

    I recently reread Kem Meyer’s book, Less Chaos. Less Noise. As I did, Meyer’s words hit me right between the eyes, as they often do. This time, however, it wasn’t about written...

    Read Article
  • Digital Well-Being: Sabbath as a Circuit Breaker

    Digital Well-Being: Sabbath as a Circuit Breaker

    About six weeks into my DCE internship, I was planning to leave town on my day off for the first time. There was an event taking place at the church while I would be gone, and though I...

    Read Article
  • Going a Step beyond Skill Sets: Training Current Staff Rather Than Hiring

    Going a Step beyond Skill Sets: Training Current Staff Rather Than Hiring

    His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.”—Matthew 25:21

    Read Article
  • Writing Job Descriptions That Foster a Teamwork Mentality

    Writing Job Descriptions That Foster a Teamwork Mentality

    Working for a church can be one of the most fulfilling career paths out there! Not only do you get paid to pursue your passion and serve God using the gifts and abilities He’s given...

    Read Article
  • Church Management Software 301: Fundraising

    Church Management Software 301: Fundraising

    Fundraising is a hard topic, and I’ll admit at the outset that it’s one I struggle with. The problem is, of course, that it’s so easy to get the perspectives wrong. We can become so...

    Read Article
  • Church Management Software 201: Assimilation

    Church Management Software 201: Assimilation

    So you’ve made good use of your Church Management Software (CMS), and you have some new prospective members who are beginning to interact with your congregation, perhaps even showing up...

    Read Article
  • Church Management Software 101: Prospects

    Church Management Software 101: Prospects

    Anytime we set out to talk about ways to manage church members’ information, targeted advertising, or other efforts to use technology in outreach, we need to start from the right...

    Read Article
  • Creating a Communication Plan for a Large Project

    Creating a Communication Plan for a Large Project

    Nothing will stop a project faster than a lack of communication. To fill the gap, misinformation will quickly spread. This will lead to ever increasing amounts of frustration from...

    Read Article
  • 15 Things Every Church Must Have in Its Technology Stack

    15 Things Every Church Must Have in Its Technology Stack

    When I was young, I used to collect and trade baseball cards with the other kids in the neighborhood. The cards we collected were not really worth much money, so whenever I tried to...

    Read Article
  • loading
    Loading More...