Key findings from the 2016 State of the Plate survey:

59% of churches surveyed reported flat-lined or decreased giving over the period 2015 to 2016. (A previous survey from 2013 revealed 53% of churches had an increase in giving that year.)

Only 41% of churches surveyed saw giving increase by 5%...

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Sometimes the media slide computer will shutdown or reboot in the middle of the service, or images on the screen may flash in and out due to a cable or digital video signal issue.

Environmental control systems like HVAC can malfunction or be programmed incorrectly. The sanctuary can be too cold or...

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Phil and Steve speak with Michael Lukaszewski from ChurchFuel.com on the struggles of today’s church and how to overcome them.

Listen to the full podcast on iTunes or hit the play button below:

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Equipment:

While you could opt for high-end recording programs such as Pro Tools, there are several reputable free options out there. The first, Audacity, is an open-source editing and recording program that’s compatible with most operating systems and works well for beginners. Though it dons a ra...

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The Church has used technology throughout history: papyrus, printing press, piano, organ, lighting, microphones, guitars, drums, and video projectors. And with the advent of the Internet, we have newer technologies like websites, social networking via Facebook, and texting on cell phones.

How do w...

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