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Facebook rains on social media marketing

An Interim Pastor developing a social media marketing campaign to expand the church’s community profile in the community may want to “dislike” Facebook. Facebook has decided to monetize its pages by charging business – and I presume churches and ministries – to “promote” their posts to their fans. Background: Facebook as a social media marketing

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Give church visitors a fresh face to look at

Church greeters who serve well are essential to the church that wants to convert church visitors into church members. They are the picket line, the gatekeepers of an effective assimilation process. I’ve written elsewhere that how a church visitor perceives the church’s friendliness is crucial in church visitors returning for a second visit Thom Rainer’s research

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5 key traits of effective Transition Pastors

[dc]I[/dc]nterim and Transition Pastors both know their tenure is short. It ends when the permanent Pastor is called. Managing transitions is a key difference between them. Interim Pastors Interim Pastors keep continuity between permanent pastors. They may guide the church thru change but the church’s focus remains intact. The way congregants view their church’s mission

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Jesus gives eternal life freely. So do we.

We have a free copy of Eternal Life for you This e-book helps people investigate Jesus’ claims for themselves. It guides readers thru Jesus’ claims and asks them to reflect on the evidence that validates his offer. Eternal Life segments the Gospel of John into short sections anyone can study on their own, when and

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Church metrics that matter to Jesus’ mission

Church metrics are useful – if they are metrics that matter. In an earlier post on this subject Dr. Alan Cole asserted that metrics not based on strategy are meaningless. An oft misunderstood Bible verse favors his argument. Church metrics: is God about the numbers? Church growth advocates and pastors of large churches love Acts

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Extraordinary hospitality for church visitors

[dc]E[/dc]xtra ordinary hospitality is probably the last thing church visitors expect on a Sunday morning. I find that odd. After all, church visitors visit because the Father is drawing them. Since God gives us the chance to join in this work, hospitality – odd as it may sound – is a heavenly vocation. We are

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Three reasons why interims die in the Pastor Search Committee

[dc]P[/dc]astor search is a perilous process. Twice I’ve seen a transition fail because the Pastor Search Committee took shortcuts. Both Transition Pastors did a fine job. Thorough assessments were made, problems were resolved, new leaders were trained and sound strategic plans were put in place. But the Pastor Search Committees ignored the process and went

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