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"Top 5 Things to Include in Your Church Bulletin"
February 10, 2014

"Top 5 Things to Include in Your Church Bulletin"

I hope everyone has managed to meet their deadlines so far. I know the first of the year is so busy.

I have included in this issue the "Top 5 Things to Include in Your Church Bulletin" with free church bulletin samples.

Please take a quick moment to check out the "QuickBooks for Churches" eBook that is a must if you have this accounting software for your church or if you are looking into getting this software for your church anytime soon. Also, check out the Bible Studies and Curriculum available along with free Bible Study Flyers, and don't miss in the new forms section I now have a Password Organizer Form, Easter Follow Up Ideas, Usher Job Description and Guidelines!

Shepherdbase - Are you finding yourself overwhelmed in the office? Shepherdbase will save you a lot of time in your church office. Shepherdbase - Church Membership Database will track memberships (unlimited with one time fee), contributions, attendance and much more On Sale Right Now Through February 28th, 2014 for ONLY $29.99 by High Demand so Hurry & Enjoy these Savings!


"Top 5 Things to Include in Your Church Bulletin"

What is a Church Bulletin? This is a brochure-type document with printed material on it that typically you're handed when you walk in most church worship services. Bulletins can go by many different names, but the most common name is "bulletin".

There are a variety of opinions and ideas that most churches have today about what should be in the church bulletin. I have found that the church members have their opinions also and they have been known to want these top 5 things in the church bulletin:

  • 1. The Look and Quality - This is the number one response you would get from your members along with others, but quality being on the top of the list. Church members see the bulletin as a reflection of their church. Also, an attractive bulletin will draw readers, but an unattractive poor church bulletin will be a waste of your paper and time. Have some pictures to draw the reader into the text but not too many - use moderation. Have a nice quality of paper to print them on also.
  • 2. Sermon Notes & Feedback - Most church members want a place to take notes of the sermon. They want to take these notes home and study them. Also, include a feedback to communicate with your church members with such things as: searching for your next sermon series topic, ask the congregation what they would like to see, what they would like to see in the worship bulletin, etc.
  • 3. Content/Order of Service - In general, church members would like to have the order of their worship services in the bulletin. I know some churches does not want this and I can understand that but it is a request that many members would like to have. The best way to help members, especially newcomers, know what to expect in the service is to include information such as song lyrics, corporate prayers, sermon topic and order of events. You can also include ministry news, approaching church events, recap past week's important events and use names (people love to see their name in print), and pictures. As much as people like to see their names, they like to see their picture even more.
  • 4. Attendance Statistics - This is another one of those that isn't usually included anymore, but church members tend to lean toward wanting these numbers in the bulletin. They want to see the church attendance patterns each week so you might consider adding this.
  • 5. Announcements - Okay now, even though church members want announcements to be included in the bulletin they do not want it to be cluttered with many, many announcements. The prefer to see the majority of the announcements to be on the screen before the services or on the church's website, but the most important ones on the bulletin.

I have two Church Credit Bulletin (Samples) available free to download, customize and print for your church members just click the link below.

Free Church Bulletin (Samples).

QuickBooks for Churches

Have you ever thought about setting up "QuickBooks" (accounting software) for your church?
I love QuickBooks! If you are thinking about setting up your church on QuickBooks or if you already have your church set with this accounting software, the QuickBook for Churches and Other Religious Organizations is an eBook that you need to purchase!

Lisa London, a CPA, has written this eBook to walk readers through QuickBooks for churches from start to finish, complete with examples, terminology, and everything a busy church administrator or bookkeeper needs to know. The book is written for beginner and advanced church bookkeepers in a friendly and easy-to-understand style. It also contains valuable tips and time saving shortcuts for churches of all sizes.

This church accounting guide to QuickBookds provides:

  • Step-by-step instructions on how to set up QuickBooks and utilize it more efficiently for your house of worship.
  • Valuable tips on how to make QuickBooks work better for churches, both large and small.
  • Everything you need to know to implement controls and procedures to ensure that your church's money is always protected.
  • New insight and recommended procedures to ensure sounds church accounting.
  • Numerous illustrative screenshots and time-saving shortcuts.
  • Clear and consise style.

I know personally that this eBook will be a great asset to your church. You can order the paperback edition or the digital file. See more about this awesome eBook by clicking the link below.

"QuickBooks® for Churches and Other Religious Organizations" by Lisa London, CPA

Click here for more information on using QuickBooks for churches.

Bible Studies & Curriculum

If you have questions, the Bible has the answers! In Christianity, Bible Study is the study of the Holy Bible by ordinary people as a personal religious or spiritual practice to further their understanding, knowledge and Faith in God.

There are many types of Bible Christian studuies such as studying the Bible online as a group. You can study and explore the Bible online with free guides for the New Tesetament and Old Testament Bible Study. is a great free online tool to use for Bible Studies online or offline. There are many websites online that you can join and meet other Christian people from all over the world and fellowship together and read God's Word together.

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If you need Bible studies material and curriculum and you would like to help me support then click the link below and check it out on my "Free Bible Study Flyer Templates & More" page. You can also download and print your free Bible Study Flyers.
Bible Studies & Curriculum & Free Bible Study Flyer Templates New Web Pages with New Forms

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Shepherdbase (Church Membership Database) Sale Extended

Shepherdbase (Church Membership Database) is On Sale Right Now Through February 28th, 2014 by High Demand for ONLY $29.99. You will also receive 2 Offering Envelope Templates, Church Auto-Monthly (change to any month or year with click of button) Calendars and Offering Count Sheet free as a Bonus for purchasing Shepherdbase! Hurry and Enjoy these Savings!

Shepherdbase (church membership database) will:
  • Track member's information along with a place for member's picture and automates First Time Visitor Letters for new members
  • Track member's contributions and automates Annual Contribution Letters at the end of the year
  • Filter church member's information with the click of a button
  • Track Church Attendance and automates Attendance Report

Shepherdbase is a very simple and user friendly database, but very powerful.

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FCF (Free Church Forms) CD

This great CD has all the free church forms, certificates, brochures, flyers...(650+) on along with 4 Bonuses as a Thank You for purchasing the CD all for one special price of $13.99 plus shipping and handling ($7.00 in the U.S. or $27.00 outside the U.S.).

The FCF CD includes:

  • Free church forms, certificates, flyers...(650+ forms each in PDF and Microsoft Office Word 2007 or higher version format - some in Excel). Also continually updated to include the latest forms created.

  • Table of Contents that includes folders/subfolders named the page in which they were generated and the name of the files under the folders.

  • Bonus#1 - Church Offering Envelope Templates#2 (short and long) are included in the CD.
  • Bonus#2 - Expense Report in MS Excel format that will automatically calculate expenses.
  • Bonus#3 - Beautiful 12 Month Photo Auto-Year Calendar in Microsoft Office Excel format that you can easily automate any year you want with the click of a button and change any of the photos very easily on any month you choose.
  • Bonus#4 -eBook - "Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office".
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Free eBook - ”Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office”

This awesome eBook is free to my newsletter subscribers as a special "Thank You" for subscribing to my newsletter. I have worked in several different secretarial areas with different jobs and I have learned the hard way how to organize more than one office. Take advantage of these tips in this free eBook and they will help get your office organized. Just click on the link below to download your free copy today.

"Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office" Table of Contents

The Table of Contents is available here. You will now have access to all of the free church forms...listed in alphabetical order. I update it with new church I create them. I have them in categories so that you can just click on the form you want and it will lead you to that page. Just click on the link below for the free FCF Table of Contents. Enjoy! :) Table of Contents

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