The Martha Stewart-approved way to use QR codes for the church

Is it just me, or are QR codes, those funky little squares that look a barcode’s blocky big sister, everywhere […]

by Meredith Morris Oct 27
Would you like fries with that?

There is a local hamburger spot in my hometown that I love.  I’m not sure whether it is the grease […]

by Sally Carringer Oct 24
Pastor's Perspective on Reaching the Hard to Reach, Part 3

We respect the real thought leaders in ministry who are doing ministry day in and day out. Because of that, […]

by Meredith Morris Oct 24
Network with other church staffers (without going far)

Diana Query, the business administrator at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrels Inlet, S.C., has decades of experience that help her with her job. But she still sees big value in connecting with other locals who use the same church management software she uses. That’s why she decided to host an ACS Technologies User Group at her church.
“As a user, you look at the applications differently than you do in a situation where you’re selling it and providing customer service—and I’ve been on both sides,” she said.

by Meredith Morris Oct 21
Pastor's Perspective: Reaching the hard to reach, Part 2

This is literally the thing that gets me up in the morning. To see a person that was lost spiritually and without hope come to Christ is an experience beyond words. You get to see God become real in their life and them develop hope in their heart.

by Meredith Morris Oct 17
What’s on your calendar?

As we approach the end of the calendar year, we start looking toward fall events and the days leading up […]

by Sally Carringer Oct 13
Maximizing church volunteers

Ask most busy church staffers and they’ll tell you: They wouldn’t last long without church volunteers. Linda McKeirnan has been […]

by Meredith Morris Oct 12
A Pastor's Perspective on Reaching the Hard to Reach

I meet church leaders and planters all the time that say they have the same desire – reaching people far from God with the Good News of Jesus Christ. The reality is that I see very few follow through. The main reason seems to be that reaching really messy people sounds good and looks good on paper, but the reality of reaching them is something entirely different. I thought I would start this series of posts with an article about the realities of reaching the hard to reach.

by Meredith Morris Oct 10
Steve Jobs 1955-2011

We are all reflecting on the sad news of the passing of Apple founder and visionary Steve Jobs.  Having been […]

by Marvin Owen Oct 6
Thanks for the UX

Today I was awakened by my iPhone playing music from a radio station 200 miles away. So far today, I’ve […]

by Steve Cumbia Oct 6
Large-scale church events: 4 tips

“We’re always saying, the only way we get through is through God. He is our number one focus, we do it all for the glory of Him. Every time we meet, we pray, ‘God, point us to the right direction on how we’re supposed to do this.’ … God totally blesses what we do, and so we have to constantly turn to God and make sure that He is center-focused on everything we do.

by Meredith Morris Oct 6
Data Cleanup Best Practices: Advice from One Who’s Been There

No joke, when I heard Lesley Baker was joining the staff at ACS Technologies, the first word that popped into […]

by Meredith Morris Sep 29