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!

Millennials won’t read your church bulletin

One of the most talked about demographics among church leaders today are millennials. (Not familiar with the term millennial? Here is a quick overview. Also check out this book from Thom Rainer.) As these 20 somethings move into church leadership over the next two decades, the way we do church is likely to change dramatically. We're already seeing some significant shifts as captured in books like The Next Christians and The Tangible Kingdom.

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Lose crowding programs, build community

It is true that the right programming is integral to reach and build community in a particular region. But I absolutely believe that more is not always better. After reading Jared C. Wilson’s recent post, 10 Reasons to Underprogram Your Church, I am even more convinced!

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It's not about church software

It's not about church software because it's NEVER been about church software.

Sometimes people work hard to make it about software...subscriptions plans...upgrades...support...etc. It's obvious what their end game is. Users. Renewals. Which translates...for the business...into a steady income stream. (That means I get to be LAZY and just keep the systems running smoothly.)

But if it's not about software....then what in the world is it about? What could it possibly be about?

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Invest in people

I recently read a great eBook by Greg Nettle and Alex Absalom titled One Of. In this resource, Greg and Alex unpack the process of moving churches from an attractional model to one more missional in the approach to outreach and ministry. One overarching theme throughout the book that really struck a chord with me was,

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