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Enhancing Church Security with Advanced Network Solutions

  By Patrick Chown Recently, the need for enhanced security measures in churches has become increasingly apparent. With the rise in incidents affecting places of worship around the world, it’s clear that these sacred spaces are not immune to security threats. Churches are now recognizing the importance of proactive measures to protect their congregations, staff,

Ready for Better Communication at Church?

  By Margaret Marcuson Historically, churches have always struggled with communication. Whether it’s trying to let people know about new programs, or recruiting coordinating volunteers, or communicating the vision—we face a long list of communication challenges. Pastors I coach say, “We need a communications committee that works,” or “We’ve got to get someone on staff

The Evolution of Smart Notifications with Situational Awareness and Middleware Technology

  By Laura Hartman In the rapidly evolving landscape of religious institutions safety, ensuring the safety and security of the congregation and staff remains a paramount concern. Disruption to the solemnity of the church comes in all shapes and sizes, ranging from potential threats and emergencies, such as natural disasters and security breaches, to everyday

7 Must-Have Church Communication Tools and Strategies

  Clear and effective communication is crucial for the seamless operation of your church. A church congregation can work as a great team only if they plan their responsibilities and event timings. But what strategies and tools help seamless collaboration and communication in the church? Read on to discover more about what communication strategies and

A Better Approach to Your Church Promotions

  By Don Wambolt Life change happens through the many events, activities, and ministries your church generates. And in event promotion, they often take either a “decentralized” or “centralized” approach. Let’s look at each, and then I’ll share thoughts on which is better. Decentralized Approach The decentralized approach is typical. This is where each ministry

How to Guarantee Members Never Miss a Church Update

  By Dani Henion Love them or hate them, cell phones are a common sight in church services today. Some people are using their phone to take notes or look up Scripture. Others are looking up nearby restaurants for lunch. Either way, church members are more technologically connected now than ever. Why, then, is it

Why Text After COVID?

  By Jason Alexis While we were in lockdown and isolation, many ministries onboarded texting software for churches to help them stay in touch with their people. Now that the restrictions are more or less lifted and life is settling into the new normal, people are back in church. Why continue to text and keep

How Your Church Can Embrace the Future of Digital Communications

  By Jason Caston The digital age has brought about a revolution in communication. Never before have we been able to communicate so easily with people all over the world. The advancement of the web, email, social media, and mobile has played an enormous role in giving instant access to millions of people. What will

The Importance of Two-Way Radios

  By Jason Murphy Fifteen years ago, it would seem as though a security team had no place in a church, except for directing traffic. Nowadays, you will have a hard time finding many churches that do not have a security team. The No. 1 tool for those security teams is radios and earpieces. Without

Digital Discipleship

  By Shannon Greene The ultimate goal of the church is discipleship, to guide people into modeling their lives and behaviors after Christ. After all, Jesus commanded his followers to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19), not to simply get people in the doors of a church building. Discipleship in the church

Communicating Property Management Best Practices

  Make your property safety and maintenance plans more effective with clear communication. Property claims are the most common ones we see, but a few proactive conversations and preparation can go a long way toward keeping your sanctuary as safe as possible. Building stronger communication with your team in the following two areas can help

5 Ways Churches Can Get Ahead of Unexpected Autumn Changes

  By Jennifer Grisham None of us can really predict what the next phase of the pandemic will look like, but it’s a pretty safe bet that this fall and winter will look differently than planned. While it seems like a repeat of last year’s lockdown is unlikely, churches will need to plan fall and

Delta Variant Brings Masking Back to Forefront

  As COVID-19 rates begin to rise across the country, church leaders may be wondering what measures to bring back to keep your people safe. Understanding COVID-19 Today The COVID-19 of 2020 and the COVID-19 of 2021 are not the same. The disease continues to mutate, and now many variants are affecting different communities and

Mail Ministry Builds Connections and Strengthens Relationships

  By Lisa Komp Opening the mailbox and discovering a surprise can make you feel as joyful as a kid on Christmas morning. Mail ministry embraces the emotional power of gifting by mail to help people feel valued, cared for and connected, and ultimately leads them closer to the Lord. An age-old practice, as valuable

Simple Ways to Communicate COVID-19 Protocol

  By Brian McFadden Protecting people is important, and right now, many people and places continue to struggle with the changes in COVID-19 policy and protection. As the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact the world, there are public health rules that help limit the spread of the disease. Yet, some of the most cost-effective and

The Best Way to Make Youth Mission Trips Both Safe and Impactful

  By Shawn Yingling Youth mission trips can provide a wealth of benefits to both teen members and the community they choose to serve. However, as with any travel, mission trips bear inherent risks. While extensive planning and research is essential to any trip, there is one other key factor to ensuring a successful outreach

5 Keys to Improving Your Church Communications

  By Don Wambolt In February 2020, none of us had a clear indication of what was about to happen. We heard grumblings of “coronavirus” and “pandemic.” Some would be wearing masks in a store, and we wondered whether they had the virus themselves or were trying to protect themselves from it. Within a couple

When Safety Is a Concern, What Can You Do to Be Safe?

  Today’s environment is different than many of you ever envisioned, where safety has become an overwhelming consideration both personal and property wise. Hardly an hour goes by without a news story about vandals, riots, destruction of property and injuries to innocent bystanders. Lawlessness seems to go unpunished and, in many cases, is ignored or

Social Distancing: More Than Just a Personal Impact

  As the U.S. continues through varying degrees of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, many things about personal and professional communication have changed. Video conference apps and remote work are seeing unprecedented levels of use, as businesses scramble to stay connected. Churches and parochial schools are no exception; many have also turned to video conference

AmpliVox Responds to Emergency Communication Needs and ADA Requirements

  By Don Roth, CEO, AmpliVox In good times or bad, AmpliVox has always been dedicated to satisfying near or long-term customer needs with a broad range of PA systems and presentation furniture that help people communicate more clearly, efficiently, and with more style and polish. Here are some current examples. Today’s public health emergency

How to Develop an Effective Communication Policy for Important Updates

  By Kristen Eleveld No one likes to think about having to deal with a crisis in your church. But it’s critical to have a plan in place that will keep everyone in the loop and outline the steps you need to take for any unexpected situation. Figuring out how to get started may feel

When Seconds Count, Are You Prepared?

  In today’s world of uncertainty and criminal acts, churches can be targeted due to the “soft” nature of most congregations. It is often said that “when seconds count, the police are minutes away,” and it is the responsibility of individual congregations to take as many steps as possible to ensure their own safety. Instant

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville Achieves Seamless Interoperability

  In order to achieve a flexible tally communication between its legacy and new production equipment, First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida, recently integrated TSL Products’ TallyMan control system into its control room upgrade. With four distinct campuses across the city, FBC JAX was specifically looking for a means of integrating a new Ross Ultrix

Church Praises Instant Notification Technology for Advancing Ministry to Spread God’s Word

“We’re a mission-minded and evangelistic church wanting to spread the word of God,” says Woody Davis, an elder of Adairsville Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church in Adairsville, Georgia, a city of under 5,000 residents, about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta. Spreading God’s word, Davis adds, depends on effectively spreading news to the church’s 100 members about

15 Ways Thriving Churches Communicate

We know that church communication can feel daunting at times. Helping to tackle that beast of a topic is what inspires us every day. Out of the hope to free up time and streamline processes for church leaders, we created the Top 15 Ways Thriving Churches Communicate with their people. You’ll find that these are

How to Protect Children in Church Nurseries

  This article originally appeared in the October 2007 issue. By Kevin Hosey Kevin Hosey is marketing director for Long Range Systems, www.pager.net/rpn. Since 1993, LRS has been providing on-site paging and management systems to churches and other industries worldwide. I have been attending churches since I was a little boy. Besides renewing my faith

Maximize Your Communication Strategy in 2017

What were your New Year’s resolutions? Eat healthier? Work out more? Maybe you want to develop a rock-solid communication strategy for your church. If that is the case, we can help! When thinking through your communication strategy, it is important to identify the audience and purpose for each of your channels. Having too much overlap
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