Emery & Webb Blog

Pumpkin Spiced Gratitude – Part 2

We continue our gratitude mini-journal this week.  Gratitude is powerful.  Even the simple act of journaling or thankful conversations can change brainwave patterns and boost mood.   Taking stock of the wonderful people God has in our lives is a great start to the ...

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Pumpkin Spiced Gratitude – Part 1 – The Hoving Home

Pumpkin Spice and Thanksgiving.  We are bringing both popular November topics together in one post.  First, Pumpkin Spice.  We love it.  Second, Thanksgiving.  We need to express gratitude more.  Studies show that gratitude can change us.  A behavior as simple as ...

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Mobile Ministry In The Cold

This week, just about everyone will feel like they are living in the Northeast.  Temperatures are predicted to set records in just how low they can go at this time of year.  Guess what?  It is officially January in November. But, like the hearty Northeasterners, we push ...

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Preparing the Church or the church for Winter?

Is the Church the People or the Building?  Most congregations agree that the Church is the people.  The living, breathing body that can minister in the real world.  And yet most congregations funnel a large part of ministry through their buildings. Large investments ...

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5 Things To Do To Stay Cozy At Church Without Burning It Down

Stay Cozy At Church Without Burning It Down Churches in the Northeast are chilly.  Not the people, just the buildings.  Time to turn up the heat.  But beware, every year churches experience fires specifically due to heating systems.  And especially as systems get turned ...

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How Scary Is Halloween?

How scary is Halloween? Pretty scary actually.  It’s downright dangerous.  The National Safety Council reports that children are more than twice as likely to hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.  The dark driving conditions, multiplied ...

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Does Your Church Have Plans For Halloween?

How did Halloween become the most social holiday of the year? Children, adults and whole families are out in the streets talking with people and enjoying the evening. Churches have various ways to approach this holiday. Fall Festivals, Harvest Parties, Trunk or Treat, ...

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Protecting a Ministry Building Block: Your Volunteers

Your ministry is constructed with various building blocks, but what would you say is one of the most fundamental? Your volunteers. Protecting your volunteers is imperative to the maintenance and growth of your ministry. Property Casualty 360 offers 7 tips on how to do ...

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Fire Prevention Week – at church

My story, my church It was a Sunday morning in April.  Still a chilly time of year in New England, with dirty snow piles littering the parking lot and winter parkas still bowing the coat racks in the foyer.  Our Pastor was sitting in the front pew, and the worship team ...

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The intersection of ministry and business

Multi-tasking Churches are multi-taskers.  On the one hand, the church is a ministry called by God to preach the gospel, to make disciples, to teach the truths of the Word of God, and to minister to the least of these.  On the other hand, they are also a business entity ...

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