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How Substance Church and Peter Haas Tackle Growth Track in a New, Innovative Way

Substance Church in Minneapolis moved their Growth Track process online with the help of TrainedUp a couple years ago. Now, instead of using up valuable people resources for meetings with poor attendance, they can simply enroll people in an online course that lets them watch...

Helping Your Church Learn To Read The Bible

here, watch the video below, or keep reading. Kevin Fontenot: Hey. I’m Kevin Fontenot and I’m here with Scott Magdalein. We’re your hosts of the Thriving Ministry Teams Podcast where we talk about all things related to church leadership, discipleship, and training. And on today’s episode we’re going to be talking about helping your people learn…

6 Prime Communication Opportunities that Churches Are Missing

Church communication is lacking. That may not be true in every church. But it’s a frustrating reality for the vast majority of congregations. Even if your church communicates better than average, there is still plenty that you can do to improve. There is plenty of ground to make up. As church leaders, we aren’t doing…

Introducing Custom Ministry Areas, Branding, Updated Reporting, and New Library Videos

Today we’re excited to announce a few updates to TrainedUp. Our team has been hard at work building out features based on the feedback of our incredible customers. Ministry Area Grouping First up, we’ve added learner grouping to our advanced user management feature. This update allows you to create custom groups to help you better…

How To Set Goals For Your Church That You Will Actually Achieve

here, watch the video below, or keep reading. Kevin Fontenot: Hey, I’m Kevin Fontenot and I’m here with Scott Magdalein. We’re your hosts of the Thriving Ministry Team’s podcast where we’re talking about all things related to church leadership, development, discipleship, and training. And, today I’m really excited about the topic that we’re gonna be…

5 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Church for Mothers Day

The day of days approacheth! No, I’m not a numerologist predicting the return of Jesus. I’ll be steering clear of that silliness, thank you very much. I mean Mother’s Day! It’s a big deal, not just for moms, but for churches, too. Is your church ready to make the most of it? Pastors have a…

How to DIY Your Own Church Leadership Academy

If you’re reading this, odds are you’re a church leader. But what is a church leader? There are many different levels of leadership within every church. Leadership could mean a member of the clergy or staff. But it could also be a key volunteer that has been given responsibility for a ministry. Regardless of your…

Creating An Exceptional Training Program At Your Church

here, watch the video below, or keep reading. Kevin Fontenot: Hey there, I’m Kevin Fontenot, I’m here with Scott Magdalein, we’re your hosts of the Thriving Ministry Team Podcast, where we’re talking about all things related to Church leadership, development, discipleship, and training. And we’re really excited today, because we’re gonna be talking about a…

The Easiest Way To Train Your Team – No Passwords Required

At TrainedUp, we believe that training should be easy. That philosophy drives everything we do, from new features to new library videos. For the last year, we’ve focused on making the process of creating training as easy as possible for you as a ministry leader. We routinely see people sign up, import training, make a…

8 Topics to Include in Your Church Membership Class

Church membership is different at every church. Church beliefs about membership vary between congregations. Even in cases where membership beliefs are identical, language and expectations around membership often differ. Since membership is different at every church, people transferring their membership from another church need to know how membership is unique at your church. That will…