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VBS Guide: Options for Every Church From Small to Mega

This time of year, churches far and wide are facilitating Vacation Bible School, commonly known as VBS. VBS can have a huge impact within your church community and in your larger community. Because there are so many different sized churches, and so many different styles, formats, and sizes of VBS, we polled about 15 churches to take a closer look at the facilities costs related to VBS programs.

Vanco Acquires Child Care Software Firm Smartcare

Vanco, a leading provider of technology and payment solutions for the education, faith-based and nonprofit sectors, has acquired Smartcare, a growing provider of software for child care centers.

10 Youth Ministry Conferences

Youth ministry involves handling a variety of ministry issues. Studies show that kids who are exposed to Christianity have a much higher chance of encountering and engaging with the Gospel. In fact, this occurs even if their parents don’t take them to church. We’ve compiled this list of youth ministry conferences to provide you with opportunities to learn and grow in your ministry craft.

U.S. Church Background Check Trends [Infographic]

Ministry Brands, the leading provider of church management software solutions, recently released data showing mainline Protestant and Evangelical churches are utilizing background checks at an increasing rate.

Top 6 Children’s Check-In Software Security Options

If your church isn’t yet using church software to check in children at church, this type of software can be a wonderful option to put in place to ensure the safety of children—both to protect them and to protect your church. Nearly all of the church management software systems offer check-in, and there are many options to consider. As you move through the process of deciding on a system, you’ll want to consider the speed of check-in, self-check-in vs. volunteer manned check-in. Cost is also a factor.

Take Sunday School Into the Home With Online Family Devotions

A successful Sunday school is more than a good curriculum, it’s a bridge that connects classrooms with family rooms in the home. Alongside a pastoral vision for ministry, children's ministry leaders can partner with parents to help them "train up a child in the way he should go" (Proverbs 22:6). Sunday school curriculum combined with online family devotions can help.

Mobile Children’s Check-In on a Whole New Level

Facilities caring for children frequently include a child check-in process to keep the kids in their care safe. These processes range from the use of pen and paper to an electronic system with kiosks, a dedicated check-in area, or mobile equipment. Organizations are regularly expected to expand past these initial check-in offerings, to support new growth and keep current, tech-savvy families engaged.

3 Mobile App Teen Trends

Speak to any parent and they will tell you how it seems their teens are so distant. They see them but interaction is a different story. In some of these cases, those teens are just individuating and going through natural adolescent changes. This is a normal process, or so I hear. I'm not a parent myself but I do like paying attention to the all-consuming trends around me some teens create. These trends are created by their use of various technologies, music styles, and language shifts. Because of this, it's always quite interesting to me to ask them, "what are your top three apps?" The answers often lead me to insights into their world and what they are discovering. 

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