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  • 5 TikTok Content Ideas for Your Church to Reach People the Right Way

    5 TikTok Content Ideas for Your Church to Reach People the Right Way

    At the end of Matthew, as Jesus was preparing to ascend to heaven, He gave His followers one last command: “Go therefore and make disciples.” Although these words were spoken almost 2,000...

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  • Free Fall Resources for Online Church Giving

    Free Fall Resources for Online Church Giving

    If you’re not aware, Vanco is an online giving tool that integrates with Church360° and Shepherd’s Staff. With Concordia Technology Solutions and Vanco, you can spend less time on the...

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  • Eight Tips to Boost Recurring Giving for Your Church

    Eight Tips to Boost Recurring Giving for Your Church

    Vanco is an online giving tool that integrates with Church360° and Shepherd’s Staff.  We know some churches are hesitant to get started with online giving.

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  • 8 Reasons Members Aren’t Ready to Give to Your Church

    8 Reasons Members Aren’t Ready to Give to Your Church

    Every church, regardless of size, relies heavily on donations. But the offering is more than just a donation to support various projects or meet certain fundraising goals. And it is...

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  • 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...

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  • 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....

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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....

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  • 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...

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  • 7 Steps to Build an Effective Fall Communications Plan at Your Church

    7 Steps to Build an Effective Fall Communications Plan at Your Church

    I love heading into a new season (or month or week or even day) with a plan, knowing what needs to be tackled and when I'm going to do it. When that doesn’t happen (a fair amount of the...

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  • 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...

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  • Outfitting and Uploading Your Ministry’s Podcast

    Outfitting and Uploading Your Ministry’s Podcast

    At this point, I hope you have familiarized yourself with podcasting and are interested in starting your own podcast. If you have not read the previous blog post on creating a podcast...

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  • Creating a Podcast for Your Ministry

    Creating a Podcast for Your Ministry

    The pandemic caused church attendance to hit an unprecedented low for a couple of months last year. My father, who is an LCMS pastor, and I were sitting around one afternoon in March...

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  • Using Facebook to Connect Your Church Community

    Using Facebook to Connect Your Church Community

    These days, it seems like social media is better known for its penchant to divide people rather than bring them together. While we’ve  likely experienced something along these lines in...

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  • Meet Nebraska District Communications Director Kimberly Myers

    Meet Nebraska District Communications Director Kimberly Myers

    Meet Kimberly Myers, Communications Director for the Nebraska District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and a communications volunteer in her congregation. With a focus on serving...

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  • Six Tips for Summer Communication at Church

    Six Tips for Summer Communication at Church

    Communicating as a church throughout the summer has its challenges. With nice weather and time off from school, many families take vacations. In some areas, it’s common to head to the...

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  • Cultivate Virtual Connections Among Church Members

    Cultivate Virtual Connections Among Church Members

    Videoconferencing is a great tool for connecting with far-away friends and family. Initially prompted by a desire for connection and social interaction in the midst of a pandemic, many...

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  • Best Practices to Engage Church Workers in Zoom Meetings

    Best Practices to Engage Church Workers in Zoom Meetings

    For those who work on remote teams, virtual meetings were commonplace prior to the spring of 2020. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, they, and more specifically the platform Zoom, have...

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