Rest In a Pandemic


  • October 14, 2020
  • /   Chad Boswell
  • /   Harvest Foundation,Chad Boswell,Church Resources
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Does it feel like it would be easier to find a needle in a haystack than it would be finding rest in 2020? You would think that it would be the other way around but for some reason pastors are working harder during this pandemic than they were before. You can’t...

What Can We Learn From Exiles?


  • October 7, 2020
  • /   Garry Brackett
  • /   Garry Brackett,Church Resources
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Have you noticed? It feels like we are living in Babylon! We are living in a modern-day pandemic that has radically altered our weekly rhythms. Life feels off-balance. What did Daniel and Ezekiel feel?...

Sabbath Rest Resists Exhaustion


  • September 23, 2020
  • /   Garry Brackett
  • /   Church Resources
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This week we have a guest writer Garry Brackett of Shepherds Advantage! If you want to learn more about Garry and see all his other writings go to his website or sign up for OUR Newsletter to see a spotlighted article from him weekly.

Five Steps To Protect Donor Data


  • September 9, 2020
  • /   Tyler Mielke
  • /   online-giving,Website,security
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The holidays are around the corner and tis the season for data breaches and scammers. Now is the time to review your security protocols and make sure that you maintain your Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard or PCI Compliance...

Why Facebook Should NOT Be Your Website


  • August 26, 2020
  • /   Tyler Mielke
  • /   Website,Church Resources,marketing,Social Media
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I was searching through a directory of churches and nonprofits the other day and I was surprised to find a significant number of the organizations listed were using Facebook as their website. I understand...

4 Easy Fundraising Ideas That Can Be Done Virtually


  • August 19, 2020
  • /   Tyler Mielke
  • /   online-giving
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A lot of churches are facing a significant deficit right now because of lost incoming giving from canceled events or the inability to engage people face to face. The lack of in-person donation opportunities is forcing a lot of organizations to get creative...

Six Tips To Increase Online Giving Donations


  • August 5, 2020
  • /   Tyler Mielke
  • /   Church Resources,online-giving
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Donations coming in through online giving is becoming the new normal for a lot of churches across the country. The COVID-19 pandemic forced a lot of late adopters of online giving to take a leap of faith into this technology and add it to their giving strategy just to...

Intimidated by Technology


  • July 22, 2020
  • /   Tyler Mielke
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It may seem hard but anyone can use technology successfully!

Social Media & Wisdom


  • July 8, 2020
  • /   Tyler Mielke
  • /   Church Resources,Social Media
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As pastors and church leaders you have respect and authority in your community, and it is vital that you do everything you can to preserve your character. This is especially true on social media!

Protecting Your Heart Online


  • July 1, 2020
  • /   Pastor Lou Rodriguez
  • /   Church Resources,Harvest Foundation
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This week OUR is excited to have Pastor Lou Rodriguez share his thoughts about being wise online. Just as much as technology is a tool and the internet can be used for good it can also be a place to easily slip into a dark path. Pastor Lou has been a great friend and...