SundayMag

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

The Old & New Opiate of the Masses

To paraphrase 18th century German philosopher Karl Marx, “Religion is the opiate of the masses.” This now famous phrase essentially meant that organized religion helps ease the ailments of mankind.

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Currents
Tracey Dowdy

#metoo and the Church

If your first response to allegations of a sexual assault within the church is to protect the favored son over protecting the vulnerable, you’re missing the mark and breaking God’s heart. For every woman brave enough to share their story on #WhyIDidntReport, there are countless more living in silence for fear of being shamed, blamed, and ostracized.  

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Creative
Crystal Huff

Differences are Essential

When building a team/organization it’s important to build a well-rounded group with lots of different voices and personalities. Those different personalities will sharpen and grow each other on a regular basis. As you sharpen and grow with each other, truly great things will be created and accomplished.

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Creative
Tracey Dowdy

Coming Back From Burnout

Too often in ministry, we hide our failures and bury our grief, even if we know we’re following God’s leading. Instead, allow yourself to grieve, and allow God to heal your hurt.

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Creative
Crystal Huff

Responding to Negative Feedback

As a creative, it is very easy to get attached to projects we’ve poured our heart into. Most projects involve a lot of sleepless nights, tough deadlines, and hours of staring at a blank canvas. So, how exactly do you handle those moments when a client says. “ This just isn’t what we’re looking for.” Or, on the much less unpleasant side “This is awful.”

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Communications & Marketing
Jesse Wisnewski

How to Ask People to Give Without Fear (or Being Awkward)

When you talk about money in your church, it’s good to know what the Bible says about tithing and generosity, as well as working on getting your church offering right. But to overcome your fears, it’s essential to embrace these foundational truths about generosity.

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Leadership
Matt Dean

Take Care of Yourself

Too often we find ourselves getting so caught up in church work that we forget to take care of ourselves. If we want to be used by God and serve others to our fullest potential we can not neglect our own mental and spiritual health. So, what are some practical ways you can take care of yourself?

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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

7 Ways to Retain Volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood of most churches. Even the largest churches in the nation depend heavily on volunteers to execute weekend services and activities. 

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