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3 disciplines often missing from preaching today »

Through my interactions with other pastors, I have found there are many of us missing three disciplines in preaching. What are they?…

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Behind the loan application: what is the bank or credit union really looking for? »

Developing a strong and trusted relationship with your lender can provide your As your ministry looks to begin a relationship with a lender — or maybe improve an existing one — having insight into the mind of a lender will help you develop this vital partnership.…

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How to accommodate — and engage — kids in a multisite or portable church venue »

Creating an irresistible, welcoming environment for young families & their children is important for any church. For a church that meets in a rented facility, what else should be considered? …

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Take the long view »

When selecting portable room dividers, which components will deliver lasting, durable performance?…

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Online education for busy pastors »

How Villanova’s Center for Church Management & Business Ethics is making it easy for busy pastors and church leaders to continue their education.…

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Proactive & penny wise »

We counsel our house-of-worship clients to be proactive by preparing for the repair and replacement expenses that are both inevitable and predictable. But, we also counsel them to be wise.…

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To hire relatives or not: the 4-step checklist »

I decided to do some research about what was happening at ministries around the country. The result of that search led to additional discussions and the following 4-step checklist when interviewing and potentially hiring family members of staff or of board members.…

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What church leaders owe Millennials »

The next generation is hopeful: 96 percent of them agree, “I believe I can do something great.” The church is in a unique position to capture their hearts -- but, they lack solid ground in which to root their hopes. …

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Don’t touch — or you might get burned! »

In our last article, we together began our journey to move “beyond insurance.” We then examined the first step in that process: risk identification, analysis and evaluation. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: risk avoidance.…

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How the hourly wage rules will affect churches »

All employers — even churches — must be aware that the Department of Labor (DOL) takes the default position that all employees are nonexempt. This means they are eligible for minimum wage and overtime pay unless the employer can demonstrate that an exemption outlined by the DOL and the Act…

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3 disciplines often missing from preaching today

Through my interactions with other pastors, I have found there are many of us missing three disciplines in preaching. What are they?…

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Behind the loan application: what is the bank or credit union really looking for?

Developing a strong and trusted relationship with your lender can provide your As your ministry looks to begin a relationship with a lender — or maybe improve an existing one — having insight into the mind of a lender will help you develop this vital partnership.…

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Don’t touch — or you might get burned!

In our last article, we together began our journey to move “beyond insurance.” We then examined the first step in that process: risk identification, analysis and evaluation. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: risk avoidance.…

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Acts of violence: prevention and response

By Eric Spacek, JD, ARM As church leaders, staff, volunteers or even members of the church, it is hard to imagine a religious facility being a prime target for criminals. Churches are seen as sacred and safe places; however, violent incidents of varying natures happen several times each year across…

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3 key qualities: mastering the art of EFFECTIVE church streaming

Based on feedback from our church clients, we know three qualities that are absolutely essential to a quality live stream.…

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Beautiful sound, naturally

The Grotto — a stunning outdoor sanctuary in Portland — is a truly challenging audio environment. First and foremost, church leaders needed awe-inspiring audio to match the sanctuary’s surroundings. But, the system also had to be flexible, reliable, durable … and discrete. Here’s how they got everything on their wish list.…

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Financing your church bus fleet: common questions

When it comes to buying a church bus, the first question is always: Buy or lease? Obviously, a church needs to assess its needs and weigh the costs of buying or leasing a bus and what works best for its congregation. But I will say this: Buying a bus outright has…

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Church Transportation: Long-term maintenance considerations

If you’re in the market for a church bus, you really need to think about what happens “down the road” — i.e., in terms of maintenance. Here are six questions you should ask before you buy, and some expert advice.…

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How to select a mission partner

The requests come through different means -- email, in-person, lunch meetings, over coffee, phone calls, and social media. The asks all differ slightly, but the spirit of most of them is the same: Will you support my ministry? …

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