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How the Facebook News Feed Update Affects You and the Church

On Facebook, individuals have profiles and organizations have pages.  Facebook is giving profile, or individual, interactions a higher weight in evaluating how high (if at all) content appears in your Facebook news feed.  Seeing as how churches fall into the “organizations category” this could mean a significant dip in Facebook visibility for churches and other organizations if they don’t adapt. Is this the end of Facebook for organizations and churches?  No, not necessarily.  Facebook has grown to be a staple in many churches’ marketing strategies over the years, so what can the Church do to continue to utilize Facebook effectively in this new age of the “organization-free” news feed?  An organization’s reach on Facebook will definitely take a hit, but there are some things that you can do to minimize the impact and still utilize Facebook.

One thing that can change your life!

Our words have an enormous effect on the world around us. In the same way, it only takes a spark to set a forest on fire, a careless or wrongly placed word can burn down a relationship. Our speech can turn unity into chaos, or bring pain where there should be protection. However, an encouraging word aptly placed can change someone’s entire day. You can enhance your marriage, bring success to your work, help your children, and enrich your friendships by simply letting the words of our mouths be life-giving. The decision is yours, choose your words carefully…

7 Simple New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are an important first step to creating real, lasting change. Although resolutions do not create the change, they do allow us to have a goal. When we combine that goal with action and persistence, our lives can be transformed. Unfortunately, of the over 133 million Americans who will make New Year’s resolutions in 2018, less than 10% will keep them. Noticing the existence of this trend, we’ve created a list of some actionable steps and resources that you can use throughout the year to achieve your goals.

5 Ways to Make the Most of Christmas

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” The holiday season is in full swing and Christmas is right around the corner. Bright colors of red and green are on display, the weather is growing colder, and all your favorite Christmas tunes are playing everywhere you go. There’s no question Christmas is the most fun time of the year!  However, according to the American Psychological Association, 38% of people report increased stress levels during this season.  With all the hustle and bustle that comes with Christmas, it’s so easy for the festivities to overshadow what is truly important. However, there are a few ways to counteract this and intentionally focus on what matters most this Christmas.

Developing an Eye for Opportunity

Everyone is faced with opportunities in life. The question is how does a person develop an eye for opportunity and how should a Christian know what opportunities to pursue? Developing an eye for opportunity is one of the keys for growth in any business, church or even an individual’s desire for increased position and influence. Read what the Bible teaches about understanding which opportunities to pursue and how to make the most of them.

How Healthy Is Your Heart?

The word “heart” is found between 500-800+ times in the Bible, which points to the fact that a healthy spiritual heart is a really big deal. Just as our physical heart can diagnose our physical condition, our spiritual heart is a diagnosis of our spiritual health. So how healthy is your heart? Read what the Bible says about guarding your heart and learn 5 practical ways you can cultivate a healthy spiritual heart.

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