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At Church Community Builder, our journey will always be about trying to provide insight that helps you, as church leaders, be more effective. We are so much more than a software company! God has blessed us with a lot of amazing people who have experience in church leadership and a tremendous heart for the local church (and church leaders like you!). This blog is inviting you into the conversations we have on a daily basis. We want to hear your voice as you lead from the frontlines of Kingdom work!

How to protect your church from today’s most common ministry risks

Chms 101: Church Management Software and why you should have it

The value of coaching in ministry

Why Church Community Builder is different

My thoughts about Jim Tomberlin's book "Better Together"

Millennials won’t read your church bulletin

Lose crowding programs, build community

It's not about church software

Invest in people

Improving your church's online giving experience

If your website looks lame, so does your online giving!

How to: track first-time gifts and follow up

How to: engage more givers

How to keep up the pace in your life, work, and mission

How to increase donations from Millennials

How to avoid a church financial crisis

How do you thank your members?

Healthy churches have a culture of evaluation

Guest Post: Building Community the 'Green' Way!

Generosity is our responsibility

Five ways we’re working to help church leaders be more effective in 2015

Five characteristics of a generosity game plan

Five areas every church should know how to measure

Ed Stetzer on technology and faith

Don't make a point—make a difference

Discipleship requires more than teaching

Dave Bair on how Northland utilized Church Community Builder to achieve maximum results: Part 2

Dave Bair on how Northland utilized Church Community Builder to achieve maximum results: Part 1

Churchgoers just as tech-savvy as non-churchgoers

Church Spotlight: Heartland Community Church uses their ChMS to drive ministry impact!

Church Leaders: Have you found your tribe?

Church culture drives community outreach

Church Community Matters - Why?

Chris Mavity outlines 5 steps to improve volunteer leader retention

Celebrating the gift of leaders who change lives

CCB wants to “Poke the Box”

Becoming a life preserver

Are you leveraging the impact of Online Giving?

Are you driving engagement or creating noise?

8 easy ways to add more punch to your contribution statement

7 ways to retain more guests this Easter

7 steps to a more authentic church

7 consequences of not thinking strategically about church technology

7 changes that will impact your church giving

6 leadership roles your church management software should support

6 guest posts worth revisiting

6 essentials for retaining your first-time visitors

6 available options for online giving for churches

5 ways to increase registered ChMS users in your church

5 tips for 2014 ministry planning

5 things that frustrate me about churches

5 things every church should know about technology

4 Degrees of Church Communication

4 things your church management software can't do

4 resources to help improve the overall health of your church

4 questions to help you evaluate your church’s connection process

4 keys to engaging inconsistent church attenders

5 reminders that mobile technology matters in ministry

5 areas of membership activity to measure consistently

4 ways Church Community Builder enables Ephesians 4 ministry

4 lessons your church can learn from other churches

4 keys to changing your church's culture in 2013

3 ways to measure small group health

3 ways to encourage more people to use church technology

3 ways technology helps churches improve core processes

3 ways churches kill community

3 tips to improve church online giving in 2012

3 things established churches can learn from church plants

3 things church plants can learn from established churches

3 Common Ruts Churches Fall Into

2 things your church needs to accomplish your vision for 2014

2 critical statistics about your first-time visitors

14 ways to hit the ground running in 2014

10 ways to become irrelevant to church leaders

12 ways churches flail

[Webinar Notes]: Balancing intuition and information to increase church generosity

Your staff knows the truth about your church

April 2016: A Little Spring Cleaning

Surviving the Dreaded Summer Slump

The attendance numbers that really matter for church growth

Orientation and Ongoing Training: Training for the Long Term

Two resources that can improve your church culture

The key ingredients for success when going multi-site

Utilize video email to combat the summer giving dip

One easy step to increase online giving for churches

The simple truths of staff, culture, and ministry success

Training vs. Equipping

Four Characteristics of Healthy Volunteer Training

Training Volunteers For the Long Term

Three things your church can do today to prepare for summer giving

Reversing the summer giving slump

Preferred Service Provider Webinar Series - Pastorsline and CCBChimp

Why Your Assimilation Process Needs a Pulse Check

Your Church: A First-Time Guest’s Perspective on Formulating a First Impression

Turn First-Time Guests Into Fully Engaged Members

Our Future is Looking {Mobile}

Retaining Your First-Time Guests: The Essentials

3 Challenges Every Church Faces: Retention

3 Challenges Every Church Faces: Assimilation

3 Challenges Every Church Faces: Engagement

Preferred Service Provider Webinar Series - April 2017

Staff Spotlight - Justin Claypool

Closing The Back Door After Easter

Welcome to our new blog

How to Have Your Best Easter Yet

How to Recruit the Volunteers You Need for Easter

Put Your Best Foot Forward This Easter

3 Challenges Every Church Faces

James 1:27 - An Associate’s Perspective

James 1:27 - An Owner’s Perspective

Supporting and Monitoring Your Greatest Ministry Asset

Training and Placing Your Greatest Ministry Asset

Recruiting Your Greatest Ministry Asset

New Preferred Service Provider: Ministry Vitals

Healthy Volunteers and Healthy Ministry

Conferences and Events - February 2017

In Case You Missed It: Software and Stewardship

How Your Church Management Software Helps You Cultivate Online Giving

The Importance of a Year-End Giving Statement

Tell Us What You Think

Thank You For 2016

Preferred Service Provider Webinar Series - 52 Projects, InThrMa, and ProApps Live

End-of-Year Finances Training

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Time to Start Planning Year-End Giving

How to Attract More Volunteers for Ministry

Best of The Blog 2016

The Softer Side of Software: 4 Ways That Can Help You Track Discipleship

Build Relationships. Grow Disciples.

In Case You Missed It: Equipping and Empowering People for Ministry

How to Communicate to your Church About Annual Giving Statements

The Importance of an Annual Giving Statement Strategy

A Discipleship Journey Part 4 - Stewarding People from ‘Decisions’ to ‘Disciples’

Why your online giving and church management software should connect

A Discipleship Journey Part 3 - Becoming a Disciple-Multiplying Church

A Discipleship Journey Part 2 -  What Is A Discipleship Journey?

Free Year-End Giving Guide and Resources

New Preferred Service Provider Webinar - Aplos

A Discipleship Journey Part 1 - From Member to Servant

Operational Metrics vs Missional Metrics

Volunteer Appreciation - 5 Ways To Say Thank You on a Budget

Church Community Builder Brings Christmas to Mary's Home

Multiplying Your Ministry

Coaching Your Ministry Leaders

Living and Leaving a Great Legacy

What is Godly Leadership?

Are You Your Own Roadblock As A Leader?

What Every Church Leader Needs to Know About Systems

Annual Church Road Trip 2016

Even More Scheduling Improvements

New Preferred Service Provider: BoxCast

Leverage Data to Discover the Gifts Within Your Members

Define and Measure Every Level of Member Engagement

7 Realities of Discipleship

4 Steps That Equip and Empower Your Church

Church Community Builder teams up with North Coast Church and Sticky Teams.

Conferences and Events - October 2016

Preferred Service Provider Webinar Series – Render Virtual Webmaster Services, mobileAxept, and The Church App

New Preferred Service Provider: InThrMa

What You Need to Do Now to Meet Your Year-End Giving Goals

How Coaching Helps You Push Through Barriers

How to Exceed Your Year-End Giving Goals

Help Your Volunteers Replace Themselves

September 2016: Improved Security and Scheduling

Scheduling. Completely Redesigned.

How to Make Volunteering Irresistible

August 2016: More Powerful Tools and Data

5 Keys for Financial Success This Fall

Empowering Leaders With the Metrics They Need

How to Know Which Metrics Matter Most to Your Church

How to Make First-Time Givers Know You Care

4 Things You Have to Believe to Lead a Generous Church

Is Your Ministry a Forest or a Garden?

Make Giving Easier than Ever with All-New Pushpay Integration

Why Playing the Numbers Game Is a Good Thing for Your Church

Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Go It Alone

What Makes People Really Want to Give to Your Church

5 Ways to Encourage Generosity in Your Church

New Preferred Service Provider: YouDiscoverTruth

Declare Your Independence from Outdated Online Giving!

How Technology Facilitates Discipleship that Fits

Technology’s role in equipping the saints

Good financial management is more than just money

DDoS Attack on June 21

Discipleship That Fits: Understanding ‘Divine’ Discipleship

New Preferred Service Provider: ProApps Live

7 Ways You Can Strengthen Community in Your Church

Discipleship That Fits: Understanding ‘Transparent’ Discipleship

Manage Relationships, Not Money

Discipleship That Fits: Understanding ‘Personal’ Discipleship

How to Make Sure People Are Connecting in Your Church

Intermittent Service Interruptions May 26, 27, 31

June 2016: Small Wins

Discipleship That Fits: Understanding ‘Social’ Discipleship

Build Your Budget, Build the Kingdom

Discipleship That Fits: Understanding “Public” Discipleship

Imitation Over Information: How to Make a Discipleship Model That Fits Your People

Introducing the Small Group Leader App!

Are You Helping or Hurting Community in Your Church?

6 Ways to Involve New People in Your Church Community

3 Reasons You’re the Key to a Successful Software Launch