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Highway widening may cut off legendary church from drive-by worshippers »

For nearly 75 years, drivers between the Somerset and Bedford exits on the Pennsylvania Turnpike could park their cars on the berm and walk up the steps to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. But the days when the “Church of the Turnpike,” as it’s known, served as a beacon…

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6 values to the perfect hire! »

One of the key aspects of my job is making great hires. I look at our staff of 120-plus employees and I thank God every day for the stories behind the people. While a lot of elements go into hiring, I have found 6 overarching values that drive hiring. …

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How to adjust to multiple services: 8 tips »

How can preachers make adjustments that better prepare them for the transition from one to multiple services? I’ve been a part of such a transition numerous times, and made the transition from two to three, and three to four. I’ve also had to make adjustments for seasons that included preaching…

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Judicial Watch sues Internal Revenue Service for records about IRS monitoring of churches »

July lawsuit settlement with atheist group, IRS admits monitoring churches for allegedly illegal political activity…

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The stewardship of space »

Common sense and economics dictate that if you can make better use of your church’s existing multipurpose space, you can avoid costly building programs. The result is more money to fund your growing ministries.…

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Church Executive Roundtable: Church Management Systems & Software (Part 2) »

This summer — at the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA) annual conference — Church Executive hosted a live roundtable on a timely topic: church management systems and software. Several high-level ChMS executives joined together to share their expertise.…

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A real-life profile in generosity »

How one church increased its online giving from 6% to 14%…

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Good Steward Award Winner: Oklahoma Youth Camp (Sparks, OK) »

A “Good Steward” Award recipient in the area of children’s / youth spaces, this Assemblies of God facility in Sparks, OK, has 16 modern cabins — each 6,000 square feet — with four large bunk rooms surrounding a central commons area.…

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How notification technology can deliver the Good News this Christmas season »

The Christmas season brings with it so much opportunity for warmth, fellowship and holiness. It also presents a host of other challenges for a church — sudden shortages of time, random acts of weather, a flurry of liturgical and other activities that fill your schedule, and sometimes the sniffles…

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Award-winning multi-site staff management »

Grace Fellowship Church has launched three multi-site campuses in the past five years. This process has involved two capital campaigns, vision-casting, site identification, site development and leadership training. Here, Pastor of Business Administration Bill Minchin talks about these developments.…

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Protecting international ministry members from Ebola

As a provider of international evacuation for its clients — including many churches — Arthur J. Gallagher fields Ebola questions quite a bit, especially in recent months. Here's what you (and your ministry teams) need to know.…

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6 values to the perfect hire!

One of the key aspects of my job is making great hires. I look at our staff of 120-plus employees and I thank God every day for the stories behind the people. While a lot of elements go into hiring, I have found 6 overarching values that drive hiring. …

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RISK MANAGEMENT

Protecting international ministry members from Ebola

As a provider of international evacuation for its clients — including many churches — Arthur J. Gallagher fields Ebola questions quite a bit, especially in recent months. Here's what you (and your ministry teams) need to know.…

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Beware of inadequate limits of insurance

Insuring for less than full value is a common problem among churches. By “value,” I mean the replacement cost of a building, not the depreciated actual cash value or the market value. Underinsurance is common for several reasons.…

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Case study: Ohio church upgrades its digital system

By Lisa Young The main auditorium at Naz Church in Grove City, OH, seats about 2,800 and has a congregation of 3,000. The church recently installed two Yamaha CL Series Digital Audio Consoles — a CL5 at front of house and a CL1 at monitors — as well as eight…

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Is your space music-friendly — by design?

Simple strategies to make it so …

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Safety Strategies: The vast frontier — and associated risks

In a smaller, more technological world, we can’t afford to underestimate proactive, collaborative safety and risk management strategies. The Ebola crisis has all of us thinking differently, for the time being. Unfortunately, our sensitizing is hard to sustain with so much information hitting our radar screens.…

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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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