Posted & filed under Community Outreach, Entertainment, Historical, Ministry, Seasonal.

Everyone is familiar with the 150 year old charitable organization - The Salvation Army. But do you know about this respected group’s Christian history and articles of faith? Christine Schuster, Senior Financial Accountant for the Eastern Territory, joins us to talk about: William Booth (founder of the Salvation Army) and what motivated him to serve the less fortunate, why the Salvation Army considers itself to be a church, how many members and nations they assist, what services they provide, how their thrift stores work and where the money goes, and how Shelby software has been able to help them reach their ministry goals over the years. And make sure to watch the end of the video for Christine’s emotional first-hand account of the disaster relief that The Salvation Army was able to provide during 9/11. This is the first time that Christine has spoken about the events in NYC since they happened, and you will not want to miss her heartfelt story.

Learn more about: The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army goes High Tech this year.
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Posted & filed under Finance, Industry Specialist, Shelby Products, Technology, Year-End.

Shelby Systems is putting the finishing touches on their financial software to make it ACA compliant, and it will be available to you very soon. Shelby Software Developer, Keith Milford, joins us today to tell us how ACA Reporting will affect your ministry. Discover what ACA stands for and which ministries will be required to participate. Keith explains exactly what you need to do to get ready for ACA regulations and then demonstrates a complete video walk-through of the entire filing process. Also learn when the new financial programs will be available for Shelby customers to download. Next, Keith informs us about the new ACA Overview document and ACA Video demo that will help you master ACA reporting. And make sure to watch the end of the video to hear Keith’s top tip and advice for you!

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Posted & filed under Customer Development, Entertainment, Events, Finance, Ministry, Shelby Products, Technology.

The biennial Shelby Headquarters Conference received rave reviews from the attendees who met together in Memphis, TN on October 14 - 15, 2015. Let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights of this year’s event. Join us as Steve Pruitt (Director of Customer Support) welcomes the group and recognizes the first priority of the conference. Next watch Bill Ballou as he leads a discussion on current developments for ShelbyNext and Arena customers (during the New HQ Products class). Then catch a glimpse of the one-on-one sessions, and see who Sales Manager Alfred Johnson is assisting during Conversations with Sales. Finally the attendees share their thoughts and feelings about HQ2015, and a birthday is celebrated with one surprised customer. Don’t miss the end of the video to learn more about Shelby’s next big event, International Shelby Conference, June 15 – 17, 2016 in Orlando, FL!

Watch - 2015 Headquarters Conference Picture Highlights (slide show with music)!
Visit the Official HQ Conference web page.
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Posted & filed under Entertainment, Events, Historical, Ministry.

WOODLAWN will be in movie theaters all across America on October 16, 2015! Former Alabama State Senator, Hank Erwin (portrayed by Sean Astin in the film), joins us to talk about this much anticipated motion picture. In this riveting true story of courage, strength, and football, Hank, an outsider who has been radically affected by the message of hope and love he experienced at a Christian revival meeting, convinces Coach Geralds to let him speak to the team. Integration in Birmingham, AL during the year 1973 is the flashpoint where something truly remarkable begins to happen. More than 40 players, nearly the entire Woodlawn team give their lives over to the “better way” Hank tells them is possible through following Jesus, and the change is so profound in them it affects their coach, their school and their community in ways no one could have imagined. Learn about the film that college football teams across the nation are cheering. Join us as Hank shares his amazing story and explains how you can help promote the upcoming film and current book. Watch the end of the video to find out how you can attend an early screening and purchase group tickets!

Bonus Q/A with Hank Erwin What About the Woodlawn Book? (90 seconds)
See the Official Woodlawn Trailer (2:30)
Read the Christian Post Film Review - "WOODLAWN is the Best Sports Movie I've Ever Seen"
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Posted & filed under Entertainment, Industry Specialist, Ministry, Technology.

Steve Hewitt has a long track record of being consistently accurate about the future of technology. Don’t miss his last interview before he retires. Join us as Steve discusses What’s Hot and What’s Coming. Topics include: the Internet of Things, Cyber Wars, Drones, Self-Driving Cars, an Update on the American Church, and learn about Steve’s upcoming Free Pastor's Retreat! What is the next vital issue for the church? Listen to Steve’s parting advice for building attendance and community within a ministry. Make sure you watch the end of the video to see a brief tribute to Steve’s eight guest appearances on Shelby Podcast. And for the first time ever, a link is provided to view Steve’s What’s Hot class notes from ISC 2015 in San Antonio, TX!

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