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NHCLC/Conela’s Hispanic Mega Church Association Names President »

Cornerstone Church Pastor Sergio De La Mora to lead organization of America’s Largest Latino Congregations PRNEWSWIRE — The Hispanic Mega Church Association (HMCA), a division of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)/Conela, has announced the appointment of Pastor Sergio De La Mora as its new president. De La Mora…

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Women in Leadership National Study to Be Presented at RNA Annual Conference This Friday »

Panel discussion to feature principal researchers and advisory board members RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS) — The Women in Leadership National Study (WILNS) is the first-ever academic study to investigate the representation of women in top positions at more than 1,400 evangelical nonprofit institutions in the United States. Panelists will present…

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Book on pastoral succession: ‘All pastors are interim pastors’ »

By Adelle M. Banks RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS) — When megachurch pastor Max Lucado greeted his successor at his San Antonio church, the two stood onstage and tried to put on each other’s shoes. They couldn’t. The problem? Randy Frazee, Lucado’s successor, was six inches shorter. The point, say co-authors…

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The future of the church »

Do you ever wonder what the “church” — the body of Christ — will look like in 10 years? Twenty years? Longer? Curious about how church leaders see the future? Will worship be different? Will how we “do church” be similar or turned on its ear? Will there be a…

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Execution > Vision »

By Tim Spivey, lead planter of New Vintage Church (San Diego) Truth bomb: More churches struggle because they lack execution than because they lack vision or fresh ideas. In fact, the lack of vision and fresh ideas can often be a symptom of chronic lack of execution of ideas and…

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FREE WEBINAR Sept. 25: “3 Ways Digital Giving is Bad for Your Church” »

        If you haven’t already registered, be sure to join Church Executive Magazine, Pushpay and eChurchGiving on Thursday, September 25 at 3:30 p.m. ET for a free, 60-minute webinar: “3 Ways Digital Giving is Bad for Your Church.” Register now online. In just one hour, you’ll learn:…

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“Joel Osteen Radio” Launches September 29 on SiriusXM »

NEW YORK /PRNewswire — SiriusXM has announced that “Joel Osteen Radio,” the new exclusive channel headlined by the renowned spiritual and inspirational figure, will launch Mon., Sept. 29, on SiriusXM channel 128. The channel will be available on satellite radios, through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and at Osteen,…

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Southern senior pastors take top salaries »

By Adelle M. Banks RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS) — Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds. That’s one of the conclusions on churches and finances released Tuesday (Sept. 9) by Leadership Network, a Dallas-based church think tank, and the…

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Extensive survey report of North American church salaries »

Leadership Network, in conjunction with Vanderbloemen Search Group, is pleased to announce the release of a 2014 update to its extensive and widely popular large church salary report, which surveyed 727 churches in North America with attendances ranging from 1,000 to more than 30,000 people. It focuses on the salaries…

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Web-exclusive: Using media to reach youth »

Q&A with Phil Cooke, co-founder of Cooke Pictures Chances are, you’ve heard Phil Cooke’s name before. According to former CNN journalist Paula Zahn, Cooke is rare — a working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology. He’s produced everything from Super Bowl commercials to creating the most successful Christian…

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LEADERSHIP Millennials at National Community Church in Washington, D.C., attend worship services in various venues.

How to reach and lead the millennials

By Rez Gopez-Sindac They want to change the world and will need intentional mentors to succeed. The Millennials — those born after 1980 — constitute the new mega generation. Right now there are about 80 million Millennials in America. This confident, connected and ethnically diverse generation is a major force…

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10 things to know about leading young adults

By Sam S. Rainer III The younger generation is not the church of the future. They are the church of today. What are they looking for in a church leader? How can you equip them to lead today? Allow me to offer 10 insights. 1. They desire integrity among leaders.…

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RISK MANAGEMENT confindential-art-backgroundchecks

Screening staff and volunteers

Religious organizations are a community within themselves, built on faith and trust. …

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Risk control: An often-ignored — but critically important — ministry

An often-ignored — but critically important — ministry…

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Pastor Friendly A/V Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, FL, recently expanded its sanctuary and updated its audio system. The church also expanded its stage lighting and added projection. 

(Photo courtesy of Custom Sound Designs)


How one church (successfully) updated its technology and improved the worship experience.…

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Originally designed as acoustical wall panels for custom field painting, Tone Tiles™ are now 
available in larger sizes that mimic drywall but absorb sound rather than reflecting echoes back into a room. 

(Photo courtesy of 
Acoustics First 

Need an acoustical intervention?

By Nick Colleran and Jim DeGrandis The No. 1 cause of poor sound in a large space is inappropriate reverb time, or RT60 — the time it takes for sound to fully decay, 60 decibels down, from its initial impact. While a large, open hall might enhance a traditional choir…

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MISSIONS & TRAVEL Visit the garden tomb

Destination: Israel

The most frequently asked questions travelers have — and their answers.…

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5 questions to consider before your next church trip

By Eric Spacek, JD, ARM Taking a mission trip, or traveling to a convention, concert or speaking event are great ways to extend the reach of your ministry. However, once you begin transporting members off the property on behalf of the church, there are special circumstances to consider. Make sure…

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Have phone, will travel

Fresh ideas for a tried-and-true connection tool …

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