SundayMag

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

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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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Leadership
Robert Carnes

7 Thought Leaders Who Influence My Work

I read a lot of books and blogs, and listen to many podcasts. There are many people who influence me in small ways. But it recently occured to me that there are a few of major thought leaders who have a more significant influence on my work.

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Communications & Marketing
Justin Dean

Why Sermon Transcription is a Must For Your Church

By transcribing your audio or video sermons you are able to reach even further than you thought possible by posting it on social media and your website and making it available to your entire community, and ultimately to the world

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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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