What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

by Emily Meredith Last May, my dad retired as dean of the College of Christian Faith at Dallas Baptist University. During his twenty-one years there, he learned the name of every student in every one of his classes. As soon as he received his class roster, my dad would start memorizing the class list, looking at student ID pictures to help him put names to faces. He challenged himself to recite the entire list of ninety names from memory on the first day of class. And he did it, without fail,... Read More
4 Stories Hiding In Your Giving Data and What to Do About Them

4 Stories Hiding In Your Giving Data and What to Do About Them

Your giving data could be hiding important opportunities for ministry—but what if you could quickly analyze that data to know why people give, what causes them to stop giving, and track your givers so you can take the right actions to keep them engaged? The Story Behind the Stats Churches collect all sorts of data, but without knowing the story behind it, the information lacks value. Generally, when you notice a shift in behavior, whether it’s someone giving for the first time, dramatically... Read More
Why Does Your Church Need a Communications Plan?

Why Does Your Church Need a Communications Plan?

Most churches understand the significance of communications and the importance of planning. However, far too few churches actually take the time to create and implement even a basic communications plan. “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” This adage holds true because those churches without strategic communication are often the same churches that fail to reach a wider audience. They struggle to grow and wonder why their message falls flat. But the obvious reason is the lack of a clear... Read More
Building a Communication Strategy to Engage Every Parent

Building a Communication Strategy to Engage Every Parent

America is changing. (I’m sure you’ve noticed.) The days of a “majority” are coming to an end. Multiculturalism is stepping up to the mic to sing its song while monoculture is exiting stage left. I believe that God created us all, and He made us different for a reason. The human race represents a microcosm of a big God who is multifaceted. Each one of our cultures represents another aspect of an amazing God. And when we come together, our unique piece of the puzzle joins with another to... Read More
2019-2020 Scope & Cycle Resources for XP3 Partners

2019-2020 Scope & Cycle Resources for XP3 Partners

If you aren’t familiar with the phrase “Scope & Cycle” or our reasoning behind having one, let me encourage you to head over to the XP3 101 post about it. Or, for even even more in-depth look at what our Scope & Cycle is all about, check out this post. The purpose of this blog isn’t just to rehash all of that golden information, but rather to inform you of some awesome information and documents about our updated Scope & Cycle resources. What’s New Our previous Scope & Cycle... Read More