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VBS is Over, Now What?

Tips To Maximize Your VBS Impact After It’s Over You spend countless hours planning VBS, prepping staff and teaching kids. After the big event, you could sit back and wait until it’s time to plan next year’s VBS or continue the momentum. Implement several tips to maximize the impact of VBS and continue ministering to […]

Reaching Your Community with Vacation Bible School (VBS)

It’s that time of year again, time to plan and promote this summer’s VBS! VBS is a major undertaking, but one of the most important outreach campaigns a church does during the year. Many new members and families begin as VBS attendees. According to Lifeway Facts & Trends, over 2.5 million people enrolled in VBS […]

Give Your Religious Community Communication Plan a Health Check

It’s tough to build engagement and a relationship with people you only see a few hours a week, so how do you stay in contact during the days when people are not in your building? Having an effective communication strategy for your faith community can be the key to getting more volunteers, encouraging involvement and […]

Church Safety and Security

Security has become an increasingly important topic for faith communities around the country. On November 5th we were reminded of this again with the Sutherland Springs shooting. Unfortunately, the trend is driven by an increase in the number of violent incidents over the last 15 years. In the last 5 years alone, the US has […]

Disaster Recovery: A Primer for Faith-Based Organizations

A recent report from the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction estimated that an investment of $6 billion annually toward disaster risk reduction would save the world losses of more than $360 billion over the decade and a half ahead. Said  U.N. special representative on disaster risk reduction Margareta Wahlstrom, “The report is a wake-up […]

Is Your Church Next In Line for a Cyber Attack?

We often think of cyber crimes in terms of the damage they do to businesses. And with good reason: According to Juniper Research, the cost of data breaches to global industry is projected to reach a staggering $2.1 trillion by the year 2019. But while for-profit companies may get the lion’s share of attention when it comes […]

Multigeneration Communication Brings Church Members Together

Last year at this time Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church was awarded a grant from One Call Now that allowed them to use our notification platform free of charge for two years. We recently checked in the with church, locted in St. Matthews, Kentucky, to see how it was working out for them. A year later… […]

Church Safety and Security

Security has become an increasingly important topic for faith communities around the country. Unfortunately, the trend is driven by an increase in the number of violent incidents over the last 15 years. In the last 5 years alone, the US has seen violent incidents at houses of worship increase by 143%*. Part of One Call […]

Are Yoga Pants the New “Sunday Best”?

Generations of worshippers have donned their “Sunday best” to go to church. But what if we told you that yoga pants are now perfectly acceptable worship-wear? But don’t slide yours on and head for the door just yet. We’re talking about the increasing intersection of church and technology resulting in a growing number of congregants […]

The Multisite Movement: What All Church Leaders Need to Know

Facing declining participation rates, a rapidly aging population, and an incoming generation of congregants with very different needs and preferences than their predecessors, today’s churches are facing unprecedented challenges. With conventional approaches no longer hitting the mark when it comes to engaging parishioners, church leaders share one overarching priority: calling more people to worship. One […]