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How to Save $82,000 a Year for Your Church

A North Coast Church Case Study by Tithely

$82,000 is a lot of money, for any size of church.  A few months ago my friends at Tithely came to me asking about our experience with moving North Coast Church over to Tithely. To give you a little back-story, when we first started discussing the possibility of moving giving providers, we were using no…

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How to Close the Feedback Loop and Improve Your Message

Three keys to close the feedback and improve your messages that matter.

“Great job pastor. Your message really hit the spot for me.”  Sixty-nine percent of pastors spend between ten and eighteen hours studying for their message on a weekly basis. Thirty-four percent of new guests return to a church as a direct result of a message they heard. In his post on why people don’t come…

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There Is No Summer Slump; You Just Suck.

Get off your butt and make magic in the Summer while your competition sleeps.

No need to think of it as a slam, even though it totally is. Spring is here and churches are (rightly) gearing up for Easter. They call it the Super Bowl for churches; go time numero uno. They pour capital into events like they’re going out of style, creating egg hunts that last for miles…

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Why Copywriting Matters for Churches and How to Get Better

Clear copy creates conversions. Crappy copy causes confusion.

Clear copy creates conversions. Crappy copy causes confusion. Is that clear enough? The problem with so many church websites is that so many of them take this as their opportunity to cram every little bit of information down their audience’s throat, just to see if something sticks. Sure, the image is nasty as heck, but…

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Sometimes You Just Need to Break

Life comes at you fast. Do work with clients you love and who love you back.

Right now (Tuesday AM) my step-mom is on the operating table. She’s having surgery on her carotid artery that is 70% blocked. She had a stroke on New Year’s Day and I have to tell you, it all just sucks right now. I don’t know how she will pull through, what life will be like…

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Why I’m “Meh” on Student Ministry Right Now

It's time to talk about parenting and partnerships in the local church.

Student Ministry is no longer the Ronco Rottiserie: You can’t just set it and forget it; It takes work.  I was in student ministry for sixteen years. I have been an intern, a resident, an associate student pastor and the lead student pastor, with experience leading both small rural and large metro ministries. I have…

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