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National Religious Broadcasters Announces Theme for 2015 Convention »

MANASSAS, Va., Sept. 26, 2014 /Christian Newswire — “Proclaim” is the theme for the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention, sponsored by the National Religious Broadcasters, to be held February 23-26, 2015, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. Christian media and ministry professionals are invited…

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Religion Newswriters Association recognizes teen writers at its annual awards »

Brooklyn, NY—KidSpirit, the online magazine and community by and for 11- to 17-year-olds, was awarded an Honorable Mention by the Religion Newswriters Association for its Interfaith Connections department in the Online Religion Section of the Year category. KidSpirit was the only youth publication honored. The Interfaith Connections column was created…

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God’s Awesome Word — A Family Worship Experience »

Seeds Family Worship Bringing 'Awesome' Multi-Media Worship Event for Families to Louisville, KY…

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Multisite management »

To be truly effective, churches must zero in on distribution. By Jim Tomberlin It took seven years for Sam Walton to open a second store in rural Arkansas. Walmart went to on to become the largest business in the world, with more than 10,000 stores in 27 countries. Tom Shultz…

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Register now for upcoming, information — and free! — live webinars from MMBB Financial Services »

  Join MMBB Financial Services for our ongoing series of free webinars on financial planning topics for clergy and church employers. Upcoming sessions will give administrators and staff the knowledge they need now and in the future. Register now for this upcoming live session, offered on Sept. 24 and Oct.…

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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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Make “cents” of compensation

By Jim Cook, CFP® I recently had a conversation with the new administrator of a large, multi-site congregation regarding review of the pay structure for the staff. She was shocked by the seemingly random salaries for many staff, noting that many — with similar levels of responsibility, background and credentials…

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First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL)…

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RISK MANAGEMENT abuse-prevention

Child sexual abuse — everyone’s concern

Churches and other faith-based organizations that supervise or work with youth are under a legal and moral obligation to protect against sexual abuse and misconduct.…

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Driver screening, policies and training

Limit auto liability exposure with proper risk management …

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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. 

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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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