March 21, 2023

A community sports field can bring your congregation together through friendly competition and encourage active, healthy lifestyles. It can be ready in just a few weeks with the right tools and careful planning. These five tips will help you get there.  1. Incorporate Multiple Sports Many community fields contain elements of multiple sports to make the most of their limited space. They can be used for soccer, football, baseball, lacrosse, field hockey and several other outdoor activities. You should take... Read more

March 16, 2023

Pool parties are a fun way to engage kids with the church and one another. They encourage activity and socialization and are an excellent way to invite new families to get to know the church.  There are some things to remember when planning your party, especially in the spring. Here are seven pointers for organizing your party to help your event succeed.  1. Survey Your Families Whether the party is for a Sunday school class, youth group or everyone in... Read more

March 15, 2023

You may notice the same faces attending services every week and not even know their names. It’s likely you worship next to the same people and don’t have a relationship with them. It may be time to start creating meaningful relationships and connections within your church.  Doing so might require a little work, but you are already blessed with the opportunity to get to know people. 1. Start a Small Group or Bible Study Starting a small group is a... Read more

March 15, 2023

Spring has sprung, offering your church an invigorated spirit as we move closer to Easter. There is much to love about spring, but it’s easy to still feel the post-Christmas blues around the building.  Here are five ways to liven up your facilities and beautify your church for the spring season.  1. Plant Flowers Along Your Walkway Like a home, churches have curb appeal. Guests won’t want to enter a church without a warm and welcoming exterior.  Spring is a... Read more

March 14, 2023

Confirmation is one of the most important events in a Christian’s life. It seals the covenant of Baptism and makes you an official practicing member of the Christian faith, on par with the other adult members of your parish.  Such a momentous occasion calls for a thoughtful, sentimental gift. Consider these seven confirmation gifts for the confirmand in your life. 1. Confirmation Bible A copy of the Holy Bible will always be one of the greatest gifts for any Christian,... Read more

March 13, 2023

A single congregation often holds members of all skills and career paths. You’ll also likely find at least one person experiencing joblessness.  The church is meant to serve its community and beyond. Part of that for your congregation could be creating a church Employment Services Program. Here’s how to get started.  1. Recruit Volunteers A volunteer for this program doesn’t have to be an expert at finding jobs, they just need to have a passion for helping others. The Church... Read more

February 14, 2023

Creating a space in your church that appeals to younger people can be tricky with limited resources. Teens like to be in environments that reflect maturity and fun. An outdated game room will become a space no one uses or knows about. Most of the time, the youth rooms get little attention with outdated posters, furniture and old games no one plays anymore. Since this is a place you want teens to enjoy hanging out in, here are five easy... Read more

February 14, 2023

An athletics program is a great way to get people involved in your church. Consider starting a sports league if your community lacks opportunities for area kids to try new hobbies or pursue their dreams.  There’s a lot to think about when planning one of these programs. Here are seven points to consider.  1. Recruit Volunteers/Staff You can’t develop an athletics program alone. You need coaches, assistants, an accountant, managers, security, and people to run ticket sales and concession stands. ... Read more

February 8, 2023

Your congregation needs your mental and spiritual care, but you can also contribute to their physical health. When congregation members are active, they will likely feel better, make social connections and improve their well-being.  As a pastor or church member, there are many things you can do to embrace physical wellness and create opportunities for everyone to get moving. 1. Bowling Trips Bowling is an excellent activity for the whole family. Inviting a small group or children’s church to come... Read more

January 19, 2023

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of eco-friendly buildings but may question whether upgrading your church is worth the extra cost. After all, your congregation is already helping fund the property with their weekly offerings. Is going green worth it? Here are some benefits of eco-friendly buildings and some of the most common improvements churches make. 1. Green Upgrades Save Your Church Money Green upgrades can help keep costs down at your church property. There are tax incentives available for... Read more

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