A free online magazine for pastors and churches, exploring ways you can grow your church and engage your community from  Sunday to Sunday.

Communications & Marketing
Wes Gay

Annoyed With Christmas Music?

As a pastor, you are responsible for leading and shepherding your church. Part of that role involves pointing out things others miss. And you have that responsibility with Christmas music.

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Communications & Marketing
Carl Barnhill

Leading Lyrics

We’ve all been there – you’re singing along and you’re 2 lines into the next slide before the operator advances to the next slide of lyrics. It’s brutal. I mean brutal.
It feels like the congregation is on a roller coaster ride of singing together.
Being late on leading lyrics halts the worship of your people.

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Leadership
Robert Carnes

What I’ve Learned By Writing Books of the Bible By Hand

I have a theory. It goes like this—the people who knew God’s word better than anyone else were probably those monks who used to copy the Bible by hand back in medieval times. To put that theory into (limited) practice, I decided to do something similar.

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Spotify: The New Mixtape

In most social media channels, the primary focus is geared towards getting the user to look at your content. But what if we created a tangible way for them to use our social media channels throughout daily life?

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Worship
Carl Barnhill

3 Ways to Create a Dynamic Worship Experience Flow

In creating the flow of your worship service, you are creating the experience for the people that attend. In placing elements of your service in the order you want, you determine the journey in which they go on. So, how can you make it dynamic? Exciting? Cohesive? Memorable?

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Leadership
Carl Barnhill

6 Tips on Creating a Dynamic Service Flow

Your Sunday worship service is the hub for other activities at your church. It’s the main event. It’s the gathering for your entire church. It would make sense that you would want to pour the most time, energy, and money into creating this experience. It’s also the event you should spend most of your time planning.

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Social Media
Carl Barnhill

5 Video Elements that Will Transform Your Worship Services

No matter where you church is at in regards to executing a media-rich worship service, these 5 elements can add spice and engage your audience. Like any media element, if you use the same thing over and over, your audience may get desensitized to it, so be sure to change these out per series or every few weeks to keep things fresh.

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