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Best Practices for Leading Online Small Groups
Best Practices for Leading Online Small Groups

Best Practices for Leading Online Small Groups Read More https://youtu.be/NR0K9vgO07g Leading a small group online can be really hard and different than in person.  So whether you’re a pastor trying to equip your small group leaders, or a small group leader yourself, here are some best practices to keep your groups healthy when everything is…

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The Best Moments of Hello Church! 2020
The Best Moments of Hello Church! 2020

The Best Moments of Hello Church! 2020 Read More Welcome to the last episode of Hello Church for this year!  But instead of ending this season finale on a cliffhanger, we’re going to go out on a high note & share some of our favorite moments from the year.  We’ll be back in 2021.  Until…

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6 Sermon Series Ideas for the New Year + FREE Mark Batterson Series
6 Sermon Series Ideas for the New Year + FREE Mark Batterson Series

We’ve got six great New Years’ sermon series ideas for you — plus a sermon series we created with Mark Batterson that you can download for free! Mark is coming out with a new book called Win the Day: 7 Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less and Accomplish More. The free sermon series will release on December 29 (the same day as the book launch).

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The Best 7 Christmas Sermon Illustrations to Grab Their Attention
The Best 7 Christmas Sermon Illustrations to Grab Their Attention

The 7 Best Christmas Sermon Illustrations to Grab Their Attention Read More https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwdevMavhl8&feature=youtu.be Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can be difficult to come up with fresh sermon illustrations every single year.  This season, instead of dressing up as Santa for the 5th year in a row, or telling that…

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How to Communicate a Compelling 2021 Vision
How to Communicate a Compelling 2021 Vision

How to Communicate a Compelling Vision Read More Communicating a vision for your church has always been important, but this year, it’s more important than it’s ever been.  People are overwhelmed, isolated, divided, and in need of hope.  As a leader, you need something that will bring them together for the sake of the gospel-…

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How to Double Your Christmas Live Stream Views
How to Double Your Christmas Live Stream Views

How to Double Your Christmas Live Stream Views Read More https://youtu.be/DPBfMrOJLqs You’ve probably realized already that this year, your Christmas Live stream is more important than ever!  Whether you’re meeting in-person or not, there will still be a ton of people choosing to participate online.   In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking through…

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End 2020 Strong with These Sermon Series Ideas
End 2020 Strong with These Sermon Series Ideas

End 2020 Strong with These Sermon Series Ideas Read More It may feel like you’re limping from 2020 to 2021, but you don’t have to!  Our goal with this episode is to help you gain momentum during this season, so you’ll be ready to soar when the new year arrives.   As part of that, we’re…

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The Christmas Marketing Blueprint You Need NOW
The Christmas Marketing Blueprint You Need NOW

The Christmas Marketing Blueprint You Need NOW Read More https://youtu.be/RP2TMILFxU4 In today’s episode, we’re going to be walking through our Christmas Marketing Blueprint.  The beauty of this plan is that it can apply to any event you want to do- Easter, Christmas, etc.  It’s just a framework for marketing that’s really easy to follow.   Ultimately,…

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How to Regain Momentum in Your Preaching with Sermon Calendars
How to Regain Momentum in Your Preaching with Sermon Calendars

How to Regain Momentum in Your Preaching with Sermon Calendars Read More Do you feel like you’re stuck?  Are you in survival mode?  If you’re ready to stop feeling like you can’t make forward progress with your preaching and discipleship at your church, this episode is for you! If you feel like 2020 has lasted…

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How to Increase Generosity at Your Church
How to Increase Generosity at Your Church

How to Increase Generosity at Your Church Read More A lot of times, when we think about generosity, we’re thinking about how we can get more people to give to our church.  Let’s think bigger than that: how do you get your people to become more generous, in general?   The best time to start developing…

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The Benefits of Preaching the Lectionary Calendar
The Benefits of Preaching the Lectionary Calendar

All About the Lectionary Calendar Read More https://youtu.be/haCQeM89y-s In today’s episode, we’re going to be discussing one of our brand-new types of sermon calendars, the Lectionary Calendar!  Namely, we’ll be answering the questions:  What is the lectionary calendar? Who might want to use the Lectionary Calendar? How can the Lectionary Calendar help you walk your…

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First Impressions at Church
First Impressions at Church

Building Trust with Your Congregation Read More Welcome to the 30th episode of the Hello Church Podcast!  Today, we’re going to be discussing a big question:  How do you get first-time guests to show up, stay engaged, and keep showing up? The quick answer?  It all boils down to one thing- building trust. Building trust…

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9 ways create a bad preaching calendar (What not to do)
9 ways create a bad preaching calendar (What not to do)

9 Ways to Create a Bad Preaching Calendar (What Not to Do) Read More We know, we know- the last thing you really want to learn is how to create a bad preaching calendar.  But there’s a method to our madness.  Our hope is that, by telling you how to create a bad preaching calendar,…

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7 Greatest Preaching Mistakes
7 Greatest Preaching Mistakes

7 Greatest Preaching Mistakes to Watch Out For Read More Have you ever preached a sermon, walked away and thought, “That was NOT good?”  Yep, us too.  So in this episode of the “Hello Church!” podcast, we’re going to tackle the seven worst preaching mistakes and how you can avoid them.    If you find…

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Church Podcast Ideas
Church Podcast Ideas

Whether you’re thinking of starting a church podcast or trying to get more traction, this episode covers our best ideas for church podcasts.

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9 Ways to Encourage Generosity at Your Church
9 Ways to Encourage Generosity at Your Church

If you’re a pastor, talking about money can be hard.  We get it.  If you’ve been in ministry for long, you probably can remember a time you talked about giving & it didn’t go well. It’s common knowledge that there are many, many people who believe that “all churches ever do is ask for money.” …

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Why You Need a Preaching Calendar in 2021
Why You Need a Preaching Calendar in 2021

Why You Need a Preaching Calendar in 2021 Read More Of the pastors we surveyed, we found that most of them did not plan their preaching more than two weeks out. In fact, only 9% of them planned more than two months out.  We think having an entire year’s sermon calendar planned out is a…

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Why a Preaching Team Makes You Better
Why a Preaching Team Makes You Better

Why a Preaching Team Makes You Better (And How to Build One) Read More All across the world we’re finding more and more pastors creating preaching teams and the more we talk to them, the more they love them. As pastors we feel so much pressure each week preparing and delivering sermons, counseling, leading our…

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How to Preach About Controversial Topics
How to Preach About Controversial Topics

How to Preach on Controversial Topics Read More Many pastors and leaders avoid preaching on controversial topics like politics, church giving, culture and even certain doctrinal issues. It’s not difficult to understand why. The world, and even our churches, have become more polarized in recent decades and social media has turned civil debates into downright…

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Turning Sermon Series Into Devotionals
Turning Sermon Series Into Devotionals

More than anything as a pastor, you desire to supply life-giving truth to people that walk through your doors, as well as those who engage with your church online. Motivating them to stay grounded in God’s love is your top goal.  There’s no doubt you have a calling to inspire and support –– to shepherd…

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10 Great Sermon Series Ideas for the Fall
10 Great Sermon Series Ideas for the Fall

Fall is one of the busiest and important seasons for the church, whether that is with an influx of new visitors, or your congregation members returning from their summer breaks and settling kids into the new school year. This is also a great time to begin a new sermon series and begin to plan the…

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Three Powerful Lessons Churches are Learning in 2020
Three Powerful Lessons Churches are Learning in 2020

The world has changed. 2020 always seemed like this science-fiction type of year from afar but now we are here and the world is fighting a pandemic and economic impact of biblical proportions.  As the church navigates these uncharted waters, we are learning and adapting. It’s vital church leaders use this season to consider all…

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Free Coronavirus Update Slide
Free Coronavirus Update Slide

Due to the recent worldwide health crisis, Coronavirus [COVID-19], many local churches are either canceling or amending their weekly gatherings. Ministry Pass has put together three design bundles for churches to use as they update their congregations about upcoming changes.

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A New Year’s Sermon Series: A New Approach to an Old Tradition
A New Year’s Sermon Series: A New Approach to an Old Tradition

Christmas is Over. Are You Considering a Sermon Series for the New Year? It’s likely your team of staff and volunteers start talking about the Christmas message weeks and maybe even months in advance. Let’s face it – Christmas in the church can be slightly chaotic.  From the guest experience that likely comes with Christmas…

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Preaching Your Christmas Sermon Series: New Ideas for an Old Tradition
Preaching Your Christmas Sermon Series: New Ideas for an Old Tradition

It’s Christmas time… again. We can almost feel the internal eye roll. We get it – with Christmas comes all the hustle and bustle of higher attendance, elevating your guest experience, figuring out the parking and childcare situation at your church, and the inevitable Christmas message and Christmas sermon series you will preach once again….

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Bring Christmas to Life Again

Fresh Ideas to Connect Christmas with Life

101 Christmas Sermon Series Ideas

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Powerful and Relevant Illustrations Connect Christmas with Life

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22 Fresh Advent Sermon Series Ideas for Christmas 2021

Inspiration to Breathe New Life to the Traditions of Christmas