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WordPress Plugin Vulnerability Could Affect Your Site

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Vulnerabilities through plugins happens. Best practice is to make sure your Wordpress site is updated to the latest version and that includes the plugins you on your site. A new one was made public yesterday. If you are using WP-Slimstat you need to upgrade immediately. This particular plugin has been downloaded over 1.3 million times [...]

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Ministry Websites Using WordPress Need Protection

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While breaking news reports major intrusions into websites it almost eludes us that church or ministry websites need more protection. Several reasons can be attributed for this. First we think there is nothing important that anyone would from our site. The second thought is that we really don't have an IT department. Over the last [...]

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Goodbye to Evernote Hello as Company Axes App

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Evernote Hello was touted by CNN as a Contact List killer. It's no wonder. Having used the app shortly after the app came out it has been indispensable. The free app synced with my Evernote App and was by far the best of the business card apps I've tried. So it was with great disappointment [...]

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Fact-Checking That Sunday Sermon!

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What's happening in the audience of congregations around America? According to Barna Research 70% of Christian Millennials are using their on their phone or other device to read the Scripture (you either have noticed or are one like me). In addition 38% of the same group is also fact-checking what faith leaders are saying. I believe that this [...]

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When complainers lack courage

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There isn't a single congregation that hasn't dealt with those infamous words “People are saying that . . . “ How leaders deal with (or don't deal with) will determine both the health of the congregation and staff. Success will promote a healthy environment. Failure to correctly deal with "People are saying..." will result in [...]

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Merry Christmas – Free Wallpaper!

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Please enjoy the free wallpaper for your computer this holiday season! Download

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Free Happy Thanksgiving Wallpaper

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Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving with friends and family! If you like the wallpaper you can download it for your use!

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Why Your Church Doesn’t Produce Spiritual Growth

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Tony Morgan has an article "12 Reasons Your Church Doesn't Produce Spiritual Growth" provides some snippets from the book  Move: What 1,000 Churches Reveal about Spiritual Growth by Greg Hawkins and Cally Parkinson. Tony brings out some great highlights from the book that are worth evaluating your ministry's effort. There are three key points that I would like [...]

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Research: Spiritual Grown Not Achieved By Plugging People Into Activities

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This will run against the grain of many congregation's expectations of getting people plugged in. The focus is about connecting people with Jesus Christ and their Heavenly Father. Then it becomes easier to connect people because then they will share a mutual connection. "If busy isn’t getting you growth–numerical and spiritual growth–then you need a [...]

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Quote: Absence of clear discipleship outcomes

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Setting clear goals isn't as easy as one might think. Once set those goals may be even harder to keep in focus. https://twitter.com/willmancini/status/507522166846279681 Photo: Pixabay (public domain)

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