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What if you could travel to another country without ever leaving home? It’s possible with The Compassion Experience. Discover what it feels like to take a mission trip to an impoverished nation from your own church’s parking lot. Join us as Tour Director, Whitney Gruver, explains how your ministry can have The Compassion Experience visit your home church. Watch as two lives are completely transformed by the power of the Gospel and through the encouragement of their Compassion sponsors. You will be amazed by the true stories of Yannely (from the Dominican Republic) and Jey (from Kenya) as they move from abject poverty to fulfilling lives of service to others. Make sure to watch the end of the video to meet Jey as he shares his own personal life-story. This edition of Shelby Podcast is sponsored by Ministry Brands Global Outreach.





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Did you know that 86% of US churches can’t meet their monthly budget requirements? Just in time for the giving season, Will Graham, General Manager for The Rocket Company, joins us to share his top tips for encouraging generous contributions to ministries. Watch and discover the answers to these important questions: what causes headaches for churches when it comes to raising money, what startling statistic do most ministries struggle with and what is your top tip for increased giving. Make sure you watch the end of the video to find how you can sign up for a FREE webinar hosted by Digital Giving Expert Sam Hill in November. This edition of Shelby Podcast is sponsored by ShelbyNext Giving, the cloud-based giving solution, created to fit churches of all sizes.





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Alex Nicoletti, Alfred Johnson and Curtis Harris join us today to talk about Shelby’s Roadmap to the Future! We’ll see what’s on the horizon for the ShelbyArena and ShelbyNext products. Alex Nicoletti, Arena Product Manager, tells us about his ministry background, shares some exciting news about enhancements that he is currently working on and discusses the Arena roadmap. Alfred Johnson, Financials Product Owner, tells us what projects he is overseeing for the financial side of ShelbyNext, what is in the works and the wish list items that he is dreaming about. Finally Curtis Harris, EVP for Ministry Brands, explains what he's doing to bring the strong “voice of the customer” to the ShelbyNext product as he looks forward to the exciting days ahead for Shelby Systems and Ministry Brands. This edition of Shelby Podcast is sponsored by ShelbyArena.





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If you work for a ministry, you are not going to want to miss the valuable information that Dr. Thom S. Rainer, President and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources, shares with us today! Did you know nine out of ten churches in America are declining or not keeping up with their community’s population? The foremost authority on church growth is here to share a lifetime of wisdom so that your ministry can either become or remain healthy. We cover these subjects: the five most common obstacles to breaking attendance barriers, hot button issues, change in the church and much more. Plus make sure you watch our bonus videos: Change or Die where Dr. Rainer talks about his father and relates it to the church in America, and 9 Tech Trends That Every Church Should Consider. This edition of Shelby Podcast is sponsored by ShelbyNext. The next era in Shelby Software!





Bonus Q/A with Dr. Thom S. Rainer Change or Die.
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Get to know fellow Ministry Brands team member and leader of the praise band East West Worship, Martha Haines, in this inspirational interview. Watch and learn how Martha got connected with Ministry Brands, what she observed on the El Salvador vision trip, why music is so important to her, what musical genres influence her worship style today, discover her top goal for praise and worship time and meet the rest of the guys in the band. You can learn more about the ministry of Martha Hanes and East West Worship by visiting the web site in the video. Also learn how you can pick up her latest songs on iTunes. And make sure you watch the end of the video to experience a live mini-concert of praise songs that East West Worship performed at ISC 2016 in Orlando, Florida!





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