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Capacity, character and competence »

While many argue that leadership is not about traits, most will acknowledge that there are certain qualities that are common among great leaders: capacity, character and competence.…

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4 reasons why churches choose to launch in rented venues »

How can churches quickly, effectively launch new campuses without the cost, upkeep & space limitations of permanent spaces? By renting alternative venues in the communities they want to reach. …

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The Church Executive “Leadership Library” — 9 GREAT Books for Pastors »

A curated collection of great books for pastors   Reaching Millennials By David Stark In Reaching Millennials, successful church consultant David Stark shares proven, practical methods for churches to attract and engage young people. Based on principles that built the early church, Stark’s strategies help leaders utilize their church’s strengths…

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From John Maxwell: How character breeds perspective »

By John Maxwell Joseph puts his entire life in perspective in the final chapter of Genesis. During the height of a terrible famine, his brothers humbly come before him and bow down, just he had predicted decades earlier. When Joseph’s brothers realized that the one that they had betrayed could…

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The 5 most effective environments for training your church staff »

If you’re in ministry work, you have heard Ephesians 4:11-13 many, many times. You know that your job as a church worker is to “equip the saints for the work of the ministry.” In this blog, we’re going to look at the environments and the methods that are most effective…

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Villanova to train 20 priests, seminarians on business & management topics »

All 20 priests, seminarians to be hosted in New York later this month…

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3 ways outreach projects can impact generosity at your church »

Outreach campaigns must play a central role in EVERY church’s stewardship ministry. (Even the ones struggling to make ends meet each month.) Here's why -- and how.…

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6 ways pastors can find work balance »

Pastors are a notorious bunch when it comes to work. Here are 6 tips for helping these workaholics find a better work balance.…

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Aplos unveils advanced version of nonprofit accounting software »

New solution enhances visibility into specific departments, campaigns and projects, provider says…

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A Supreme Court case to watch: Trinity Lutheran Church vs. Pauley »

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley, a 2013 lawsuit filed by the church after the state of Missouri rejected its application for a grant to replace its preschool’s playground pebbles with repurposed rubber from old tires. The State's grounds for denial? The…

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Capacity, character and competence

While many argue that leadership is not about traits, most will acknowledge that there are certain qualities that are common among great leaders: capacity, character and competence.…

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The difference between curious leaders and caring leaders

Leaders in churches with more than a few hundred people can't possibly care for each individual. The issue isn't whether a leader personally invests in each person, but his / her default posture and tone.…

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4 steps to creating a safe ministry

It’s no secret the world we live in today is much different than it was just a few years ago. In today’s society, it has become clear that churches are no longer the safe haven they once were thought to be. It’s not uncommon to hear stories of church violence…

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Examining organizational structure — including (and especially) church members’ rights

There are more than 400,000 churches in the United States, each with its own governance structure and decision-making model. With so many different models and terminology used to describe church governance structures — elders, deacons, trustees, directors, pastor and apostle — it can be quite confusing to determine what’s the…

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Multisite & portable churches: essential equipment considerations

Choosing equipment for a portable church is significantly different than choosing equipment for a permanent church building. Churches that don’t acknowledge this will likely make things much harder for volunteers and experience more breakage, require far more storage, and end up spending more money in the long run.…

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Crisp, clean, modern sound in an Old World sanctuary

Built in 1914, Five Wounds Portuguese National Church in San Jose, CA, is one of the most photographed, sketched and painted buildings in the area — not only for its Old World-style Catholic architecture, but also for its notable history. In 1915, the Panama-Pacific Exposition (the precursor to the World’s…

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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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