Wishing You a Safe and Happy July 4th!

This July 4th marks the 239th anniversary of our nation’s birth. As Americans, we mark Independence Day with parades, elaborate fireworks displays, picnics, and barbecues. We celebrate this great country with family and friends. In between grilling meats and enjoying cold beverages, take a few minutes on 4th of July to thank our founding …

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5 Questions an Experienced Campaign Consultant Will Ask

Many churches make errors during the capital campaign planning phase or lose their momentum once the initial campaign launch is over. An experienced campaign consultant will avoid these pitfalls and help guide the campaign from start to finish. Churches who incorporate a professional consultant also experience greater success and raise …

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The Art of Being a Good Listener

Did you ever have a teacher tell you to “put your listening ears on?” The fact of the matter is that most of us aren’t good listeners. Studies have shown that the average person listens at only about 25% efficiency. We let a lot of information go in one ear …

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When Should You Call Church Campaign Services?

Your church may be at various stages in the capital campaign planning process. Or, you may not even be considering a capital campaign at this time. So, how do you know when you should start a conversation with Church Campaign Services? Here are some of the reasons you should give …

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What Are Your Most Important Habits?

Posted on January 20, 2015 I recently read an article in The Presbyterian Outlook called, “Three Habits of Highly Effective Pastors,” by Becca Messman. Becca is the associate pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon, Virginia. I was most moved by Becca’s comment that “ministry is about making a meaningful difference in the …

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