How to Create Your Own Digital Church Bulletins

Church bulletins
Faithlife.com now lets you create digital bulletins your church can access online—before, during, or after your service.

Every week, churches print off thousands of bulletins—most of which never actually leave the building. It costs money, wastes paper, and fails to remind most of your congregation about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and the key takeaways from your service.

Digital bulletins leverage smartphones to keep your church more connected.

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Calling All Youth Leaders, Mentors, and Disciple-Makers

youth leadersAwana’s Vantage Conference is a major growth opportunity for anyone involved with youth or children’s ministry. If you can’t make it to Awana’s headquarters in Illinois on April 22, you can still watch it live or on demand with us.

Follow Vantage Conference on Faithlife for a free leadership development experience—read half of Relational Children’s Ministry: Turning Kid-Influencers Into Lifelong Disciple-Makers by Dan Lovaglia—Awana’s director of leadership development.

This brand-new book gives you practical, time-tested tools and tips for discipleship, and it’s specifically catered to those in youth ministry.

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How to Get Church Members to Join Your Online Community

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So you want to facilitate a thriving online community for your church. You understand the value of having a private place to ask big questions as a church or for small groups to share curriculum. You know your church wants to talk about the Bible more and share what they’re learning with the rest of the congregation.

Related post: Take Your Church Beyond Handshakes and Hellos

Sometimes getting your congregation to do anything new might feel like crying out in the wilderness. But it doesn’t have to. With the right perspective, and the right strategy, you can be the catalyst that helps propel your church into a vibrant online community they’ll keep coming back to—because it’s your church, online.

Here are four ways to grow your church’s Faithlife Group:

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What People Are Saying about The Mingling of Souls

Genesis 2:4

On Friday, we unlocked free access to Matt Chandler’s marriage book, The Mingling of Souls, for over 6,000 people in this Faithlife Group. (You can still get free access until February 15 if you follow the group.)

Here’s what people in the Faithlife Group are saying about the book so far:

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How to Enjoy a Meaningful Weekend with Your Spouse—without Leaving Home

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How long has it been since you had an entire weekend to enjoy with your spouse?

Your marriage and your home should be sources of spiritual comfort and rejuvenation in your life—but sometimes busyness and stress can strip that away.

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7 Faithlife Author Groups You Should Follow

Faithlife author groups
Faithlife author groups give you the chance to interact directly with Bible scholars, pastors, and influential Christians—within your favorite books or in the group.

This is a chance to ask those burning questions you’ve always wanted to ask an author, but couldn’t. If you’re following the group, then within your book you can highlight the text and ask a question to the group—and get an answer from the author.

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What Pastors Talk about Most on Social Media

pastors on social media
A couple weeks ago, you couldn’t go on Facebook without seeing someone link to this plugin that calculated your most-used words. It runs through everything you’ve ever posted on Facebook to determine what words you say the most. The bigger the word appears on the “word cloud” and the more centrally it’s located, the more frequently that word shows up in the things you’ve posted.

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Follow Elyse Fitzpatrick’s Faithlife Group

Elyse Fitzpatrick

Elyse Fitzpatrick has been counseling women since 1989. She’s a retreat and conference speaker and the head of Women Helping Women Ministries. She has a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEEF in San Diego and an MA in biblical counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary.
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Matt and Lauren Chandler Share the Biggest Mistakes They’ve Made in Their Marriage

Matt and Lauren Chandler

Even pastors and their wives make mistakes in marriage. Not everyone can be vulnerable enough to admit their mistakes, but Matt and Lauren Chandler want to show you that every Christian couple has their own challenges to overcome—and as you’ll see in the video below, the mistakes they’ve made were rooted in some of their biggest problems as individuals.

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