Deborah Ike is the Founder of The Church Operations Toolkit, a resource for those who serve behind-the-scenes in their churches. In addition to serving in ministry, Deborah worked for an international consulting firm and a Fortune 500 company as a consultant, project manager, and risk management analyst. Deborah is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP)® through the Project Management Institute.
If you’re an avid podcast listener, you know there’s pretty much a podcast for every topic under the sun. Thankfully, if you’re constantly on the go, you can still spend time in the Word with a variety of audio Bible podcasts options. Here, we've curated our top 24 podcasts where hosts read Scripture using different translations, reading plans, and for different lengths of time.
When you’re trying to find just the right image for your church website, a sermon illustration, or promotional materials, the budget can be an issue. There are plenty of royalty-free images out there, you just need to find them. Here, we've rounded up the best stock photo sites that we recommend for church and ministry purposes.
While we all know that reading the Bible is vital to our spiritual growth, finding time to read is often challenging. Thankfully, there are several ways to listen to excellent recordings of Scripture, and we've rounded up our favorite Bible apps with audio for you to listen anywhere.
Have you considered creating an app for your church community? What do smart church apps offer? It’s an app the congregation will use regularly, so with that in mind, what makes it great for any particular group will vary based on the culture and functions of the church. If you’re considering creating an app for your church, check out what other churches have done, especially those who've done it well.
Streamline your event follow-up efforts by using your ChMS tools. Most church management software tools include features that enable you to run reports, send mass emails based on specific criteria, and much more. Use these convenient resources and make a difference in your community long after the event.
Email is a valuable tool, and yet it can often be a frustration for professionals all over the world. If your inbox looks more like “Inbox 5,000” than “Inbox Zero,” there is hope (and no, it doesn’t require declaring email bankruptcy). Gmail tips will equip you to effectively and efficiently manage your email.
How does your team plan meetings? If team members are on the same calendar system such as Google Calendar or Outlook, then it's pretty simple. However, trying to coordinate with a few volunteer leaders or anyone outside of church staff can get complicated. Have you found yourself in the eternal email thread detailing everyone's availability? Here's your solution: there are several scheduling software tools and apps that make this process easier and more efficient.
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