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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.
Bonus Q/A with Dr. Thom S. Rainer 9 Tech Trends Every Church Should Consider.
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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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In the words of inspirational speaker Inky Johnson, ISC 2016 in Orlando, FL was “Awesome!” Highlights from the 2016 conference include: Inky Johnson’s passionate keynote address, music from East West Worship, a devotion on landmark moments with Ken Bevel, Shelby’s 40-year anniversary celebration and much, much more. If you were not able to attend ISC 2016, catch a glimpse of the excitement. If you were there, relive some of the most memorable moments. Discover what the attendees learned during the week and which experiences were the most valuable for them. In addition links are available so you can watch the official 40-year anniversary video and Shelby Cares video that debuted at ISC 2016. Start making plans now to join us in Dallas, TX for ISC 2017, and Expect Big Things!





Watch the Shelby 40-Year Anniversary video.
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August 1976 was the founding date for Shelby Systems ministry software. Our 40 year anniversary is coming very soon and to celebrate we’ll be talking with some of the founding members of the company, learn about its amazing history and dream as we look into the future. Mary Ann Hamilton talks with us about meeting her late husband (Shelby’s founder) and how he got the idea for a church software company in the mid 1970’s. Then Frank Canady (Shelby’s first employee and President from 2000 – 2015) joins us with the story of what Shelby did to pay the bills in those first few years. He then explains how Shelby was able to continue and thrive after Ernie Hamilton’s passing. Finally, Brad Hill (COO Ministry Brands) discusses the bright future he sees for Shelby Systems. Make sure you watch the end of the video to experience a sneak peek of the 40 year celebration video that will premiere at ISC 2016 in Orlando, FL.





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Ministry Brands and Shelby Systems have just returned from a Vision Trip to El Salvador where we visited a Child Development Center that we are helping to sponsor. Jeanne Wilkinson of Compassion International joins us in the mountainous village of Caserio El Tablón to talk about what the team accomplished during the week. El Salvador is one of the most dangerous nations on Earth, and unfortunately the children seem to be suffering the most. Gang warfare, natural disasters, violent crime and extreme poverty are experienced daily. Together we’ll discover what can be done. Don’t miss this life-changing interview, and make sure you watch the end of the video for some fun music with Mike and the Compassion Band!





Watch the El Salvador Vision Trip documentary (6:30).
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