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Over the past five years, The Network has been on a mission to be the place where people connect with each other about the “nuts and bolts” of church ministry. In observance of The Network’s five-year anniversary, we checked our most-read posts for 2014 and found many of the most widely read posts were published years ago! Check out these posts (about the “nuts and bolts” of ministry) that have stood the test of time:

  1. Characteristics of Preschool Children by Jolanda Howe in Sunday School
  2. Devotions for Deacons by Melissa Van Dyk in Deacons
  3. What Is a Small Group? by Ruth Kelder in Small Groups
  4. Recording, Streaming and Podcasting Worship Services by Mavis Moon in Church & Web
  5. Does your church give first time visitors gifts? by Brad Vos in Community Engagement
  6. What Exactly is High Praise? by Bev Sterk in Worship
  7. What kinds of simple things do churches do to celebrate Mothers Day and Fathers Day? by Angela Elliott in Worship
  8. Google Apps Free for Churches (Again) by Jerod Clark in Church & Web
  9. Teaching Boys to Respect Girls: Why It Matters by Rachel Boehm in Safe Church
  10. What percentage of a church’s operating budget should be allocated to staffing? by Tony Meyer in Church Admin & Finance
  11. How to Record Sermons Digitally by David Teitsma in Church & Web
  12. Appropriate Language about People with Disabilities by Mark Stephenson in Disability Concerns
  13. A Questionnaire for Sunday School Teachers by Jolanda Howe in Sunday School
  14. What software does your church use for projecting songs, liturgy and/or notes? by David Teitsma in Church & Web
  15. Service Builder: Free Online Tool for Worship Planning and Volunteer Management by Brad Vos in Church Admin & Finance

Do you have something you’d like to share with our online community? During the month of February if you post a new blog, resource, discussion topic or ministry Q&A on The Network, you’ll be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card. (Sorry, Network Guides and Contributors aren’t eligible.)

See How to Add Your Post on The Network and start sharing your “nuts and bolts” about doing ministry today!

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