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Church Growth Magazine Premier Issue
A Gift For You
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I am humbled that over 60,000 pastors and ministry leaders are connected with me and this ministry. I take the responsibility to be a good steward of your time seriously. The mission remains the same: Make pastors and ministry leaders lives easier and help grow God’s kingdom on earth. Three years ago, I had a…

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Church Payroll Services
Is your Church Prepared for New Department of Labor Requirements for Overtime Pay?
Is your Church Prepared for New Department of Labor Requirements for Overtime Pay? 1024 683 The Provisum Group

At The Provisum Group, we perform payroll services for churches and faith-based charities all over the country. It is our sacred responsibility to ensure that all of our clients (as well as their employees) are compliant with all federal, state and local tax and compensation regulations.  One of the areas of employment law we see…

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Effective Church Communication
Six Simple Keys to better Church Communication Content.
Six Simple Keys to better Church Communication Content. 1024 561 The Provisum Group

At The Provisum Group, we provide virtual staffing solutions for churches and faith-based charities. We primarily provide services in the area of accounting, marketing, communication, information services, and customer relationship management. One of the toughest challenges we face every day is content acquisition and development for marketing to and communication with congregations. Essentially, we need…

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Does your church appear in search engines?
The Front Door isn’t the Front Door Anymore
The Front Door isn’t the Front Door Anymore 960 640 The Provisum Group

It is no secret that churches in America are struggling with church growth. Fewer people attending fewer services, fewer times is the norm in most churches in the United States. Experts galore are ready to offer a universe of reasons about what is the cause of the decline of church attendance in a post-Christian era.…

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Growing a church in the twenty-first century
Ignore this Person and Your Church Won’t Grow
Ignore this Person and Your Church Won’t Grow 800 528 The Provisum Group

I was ordained in a faith tradition of spiritual fathers and sons. As I was going through my ordination process, my elders would frequently use terminology like reaching the “lost” or “fallen.” Over time that changed to reaching the “unchurched”, “de-churched”, “re-churched” or “under-churched.” The former felt hyperbolic to me and the latter felt too…

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Church Bells in a Steeple - The Church must make a connection
Why Don’t The Bells Ring Anymore?
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Last week I was talking to a pastor in Texas who was interested in learning more about how to grow his church in the 21st Century. We spoke at length about his connection strategies, how his church was connecting with the neighborhood and his relationship with the surrounding community leaders. At one point the conversation turned…

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Find the persAEvangelist hearts grow churchon with the evangelist's heart and grow your church
Grow your church through the evangelist’s heart
Grow your church through the evangelist’s heart 958 639 The Provisum Group

I want to tell you about a recent church service I attended. It was Easter morning. The church was packed. As the pastor was making the weekly announcements, I could hear a young woman sitting behind me talking to a friend or family member of hers.  The whole pew was filled with her family and…

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Congregation in a large church
Do this one thing this Easter and more visitors will come back.
Do this one thing this Easter and more visitors will come back. 650 430 The Provisum Group

Easter is this weekend, but I don’t need to tell you that. You and every other pastor in the country have been preparing for one of their largest services of the year. Some may be finalizing their sermon while others may be making sure that their worship leader or chancel choir are ready to wow…

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Appeals Court Judges Gavel
Court Brings Closure to Housing Allowance Legal Challenge
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Over the past year, I have been tracking a legal battle that has been fought over the constitutionality of the ministerial housing allowance. Last year a federal court in Wisconsin ruled that the ministerial housing allowance was unconstitutional and that the benefit was to be treated as taxable income. My team at The Provisum Group…

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The Theology for Church Growth
The Theology for Growth
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Since the day Jesus ascended to heaven, Christians have been commissioned to go into all the world and make disciples of all people. This apostolic mission is one of the most important faith tenets that distinguishes Christianity from all other religions. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of…

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