Posted & filed under Entertainment, Events, Historical, Industry Specialist, Ministry, Shelby Products, Technology.

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.





Read the Shelby Blog interview with Frank Canady.
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Posted & filed under Community Outreach, Entertainment, Events, Ministry.

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).
Learn more about the ministry of Compassion International.
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Posted & filed under Customer Development, Entertainment, Events, Ministry.

Inquoris “Inky” Johnson was a star football player at the University of Tennessee with just eight games to go before achieving his life-long dream of being drafted into the National Football League. He had overcome incredible odds (including extreme poverty and gangs in the neighborhood) to get to this point in his life. He was the first person in his family to attend college, and it was all just about to pay off when September 9, 2006 changed everything forever. Find out what happened on that day, and get to know our ISC 2016 keynote speaker a little better before the conference this summer in Orlando, FL. Be inspired by the faith and perseverance of Inky Johnson!





Bonus Q/A with Inky Johnson Am I Failing or is God Prevailing?
Learn more about the ministry of Inky Johnson.
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Posted & filed under Customer Development, Entertainment, Events, Shelby Products, Technology.

If you have ever watched the Jerry Seinfeld viral web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” you will immediately recognize the format of our current podcast. This is definitely NOT the show about nothing. In the tradition of CICGC, we pick up Shelby Events Manager Karen Bishop in a car that suits her personality (2012 Mustang Convertible). We get to know Karen a little better on the ride over to the café. Then we sit down for a cup of coffee and conversation. Get the “behind the scenes” story of ISC, and discover how new ideas and improvements are made each year. Find out who our keynote speaker will be and why he was chosen. Don’t miss the exciting conclusion of this parody podcast as we drive back to the Shelby Headquarters and discuss our favorite moments from last year’s conference as we look forward to fun in the sun in Orlando, FL!





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Posted & filed under Entertainment, Ministry, Seasonal.

Hall of Fame Coach Bobby Bowden holds the record for most wins (410) in the history of major college football (along with 2 national championships and 12 conference championships). But those are not his greatest accomplishments. Coach Bowden is living proof that you can live a life of dignity and follow the highest ethical standards and still achieve the pinnacle of success. Discover how “Woodlawn” was a big part of Bobby Bowden’s decision to go into coaching, his unusual path to Christianity, his favorite biography written about him, and how he spends his time now that he is retired. Several years ago the coach gave a speech that changed my life. That evening he concluded with the story of “the only home run I ever hit in college.” Don’t miss this amazing true lesson that you will remember for the rest of your life. And make sure to invite a teenager to see our bonus question and answer: “How to Become a Success.”





Bonus Q/A with Bobby Bowden How to Become a Success (2:00).
Learn more about the Ministry of Coach Bobby Bowden.
Watch the Bobby Bowden Hall of Fame Speech (13:21).
Watch the Bobby Bowden Scenes from the film We Are Marshall (4:44).
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