Church Resources

Who Else Needs Wholesome Kids’ TV Shows for Holiday Breaks? – Christian Article

With Fall break and Thanksgiving break coming soon, kids will have more free time on their hands. Wouldn’t it be great to give them wholesome, faith-based kids’ tv shows to watch in their spare time? With Faithlife TV Plus, you have a wealth of Christian cartoons, movies, and shows created just for kids—accessible from any device. There’s even a kid’s mode so they can easily find their favorite shows. Be sure to check out the animated series, Ryan Defrates: Secret…

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Pro Media Has Fresh Fall Designs and More – Christian Article

Fall’s Pro Media bundle is here! Pro Media is a game-changing add-on for Faithlife Proclaim that has thousands of designs, and we’ve added even more to help churches prepare for every holiday celebration. Pro Media launches around 40 new sets of media every quarter. If you subscribe to Pro Media through Faithlife Proclaim or Faithlife Sermons, this content is added directly to your media collection.  Here’s a sneak peek at this month’s designs.   To add Pro Media to your…

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Help Your Church Take Action on Their Generosity – Christian Article

As believers, we all experience times when the Holy Spirit speaks to us and we are compelled to action. During those moments, we’re in good company.  There were many times during Jesus’ earthly ministry when he was moved with compassion to help others. He stopped in the middle of a huge crowd to talk with the woman who touched the hem of his cloak (Mark 5:25–34). He passed by a man who was born blind and healed his sight (John…

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How One Alaska Church Is a Beacon in the Darkness – Christian Article

Nestled between the Chugach Range and the Talkeetna Mountains sits Palmer, Alaska, a city of around 7,200 people just 40 miles northeast of Anchorage. Palmer might look similar to many small towns throughout the United States, but its challenges are unique.  While Palmer is small, the city—and the state of Alaska—has the highest teen suicide rate per capita in the whole nation. As if that wasn’t heartbreaking enough, many Palmer residents face extreme poverty, abuse, hunger, and drugs. That’s where…

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Free Summer Media for Churches – Christian Article

Summer is here! We know that means church picnics, VBS, and family fun. Don’t miss three free pieces of summer media to help you get the word out about all the fun. All you need to do is go to this page, enter your email, and your free slides are headed your way. (If you already subscribe, check your email!) For more premade church media, add Pro Media to your Proclaim subscription. Click on your account avatar at the top…

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Tech Tuesday: How to Avoid Blunders on Stage – Christian Article

Raise your hand if you’ve been here before: You’re about to transition to a new verse or point in your sermon, when all of a sudden you can’t remember what’s next. Or you allude to the next slide in the presentation, only to see that you were wrong about the next slide. Now you’re busy backtracking. These are the blunders a confidence monitor can save you from. What is a confidence monitor? Aptly named, a confidence monitor helps you lead…

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Church Websites: 3 Tips for Authentic Storytelling – Christian Article

You’ve most likely been told that your website is the first impression people have of your church. And it’s true. Your website is the front door to your church. It’s a key space to invite others and share your unique story. According to research, people spend less than 15 seconds on a website on average. That means each word and image you choose for your site needs to have maximum impact. So, how do you communicate in a way that…

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Tech Tuesday: How to Get Your Church Website on Google – Christian Article

You can have the perfect website, but if no one sees it, it’s all for naught. That’s why creating a church website that will show up in Google (and other) searches is absolutely, positively, worth-near-memorizing-this-post essential. Fortunately, it isn’t a guessing game. There are clear, simple steps you can take to get your church website to show up in online searches. I’ve organized this list by what is simple yet critical. The further something is toward the top, the simpler…

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Tech Tuesday: Integrate WorshipPlanning.com with Proclaim – Christian Article

If your church is like many others, you use WorshipPlanning.com to plan your services. This video and linked tutorial show you how to integrate the two. That way you don’t have to double-up any work you do in WorshipPlanning.com. This is just one of the ways Faithlife Proclaim streamlines the process of building church presentations. Check out the video below for an overview, or head over to our tutorial for detailed written instructions. (You can also check out articles for…

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3 Financial Mistakes Your Church May Be Making . . . And How to Avoid Them – Christian Article

Photo by NORTHFOLK on Unsplash Maybe this describes you. Research shows that 66% of senior pastors love teaching and preaching, but in small churches especially, pastors have to wear many other hats they are less excited about. Like financial decision-maker. Around 20% of the same group said that the church budget is the most stressful part of their job. And chances are, most pastors (not just that 20%) would cut budgeting from their role entirely if they could. Preparing an annual budget can…

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Professional Media for Your Summer Slides—Now in Proclaim – Christian Article

The season of church picnics and outdoor baptisms is nearly here, and we’ve got over 40 pieces of new media you can start using right away!   Get access to these images and thousands more by adding Pro Media to your Proclaim subscription. It’s easy to do, and it’ll save you hours of scrolling to find and use the perfect stock photo. To add Pro Media to your Proclaim subscription, click on your account avatar at the top right corner…

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Encourage Mentorship and Discipleship with New Men’s Curriculum – Christian Article

Vince Miller has dedicated his life to men’s ministry. His organization, Resolute, focuses on providing men with tools for mentorship and discipleship. Vince has written 13 books and dedicated over 20 years of ministry to helping men “get off the bench and into the game.” Resolute’s small group video collection is now available on Faithlife TV. Each series includes multiple videos with topics including: Mindset Actions Commitment Leadership Skills Defeating Sin 20 Lessons for Leaders And more Begin building and…

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Why You Should Take Your Small Group through I Am N – Christian Article

Yousef, whose mother threatened to kill him for having a Bible, now smuggles Bibles the way his family once smuggled drugs. After Parveen’s employer beat her for attending church, she began to help other young Christian women who work in Muslim houses. Abdulmasi had a Paul-like experience: he went from killing hundreds of Christians in northern Nigeria to living a life of faith, sacrificing everything for a God of love. What can we learn from these faith-filled brothers and sisters…

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How to Choose the Right Church Website Domain Name – Christian Article

If you want your church to be more discoverable online, one of the best things you can do is nail your domain name. Here are nine quick-and-dirty tips to follow on your way to a memorable, discoverable church website domain name. 1. Get as close to your church name as possible Instinctively, people type the name of a company or organization into their address bar, followed by .com. Or, people simply Google the name of your church. If that name…

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