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The Truth About Connecting with Newcomers
The Truth About Connecting with Newcomers 1024 710 The Provisum Group

You can’t pastor a church, own a company, or be a boss and not have some mercy and grace in your heart. People make mistakes, but people are all we have, so we learn how to accommodate the frailties. And yet, at some point, someone in your organization has to care about quality and reputation.…

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Define Your Brand
Define Your Brand 1024 683 The Provisum Group

When we talk about your church’s “brand,” we are not talking about a logo, a slogan, or a mission statement. Your brand is what you want your saints and disciples to say to their friends and neighbors. Your brand is what you want the community and the neighborhood to say about your church.   A typical…

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Community Connections on a Budget: 3 Steps
Community Connections on a Budget: 3 Steps 1024 683 The Provisum Group

In order to grow, one thing has to happen: The church has to interact with more people. Then we need to connect with those people by capturing their contact info and then reaching out to them. The order of discipleship in today’s world is: Connect, Evangelize, Convert. In most cases, the neighborhood is not going…

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Church Growth Magazine Premier Issue
A Gift For You
A Gift For You 1024 576 The Provisum Group

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?
Why Don’t The Bells Ring Anymore? 1024 576 The Provisum Group

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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