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The Israel experience: SAFER than you might think »

A church leader taking members to Israel (or on any mission trip) will, appropriately, prioritize safety. To this end, there are some common misconceptions regarding travel to Israel. And no one knows these better than Denise Bossert, Public Relations Director, Midwest Region, for Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT). Bossert’s first…

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Bill Hybels: 5 essential skills EVERY leader must develop »

  “Leadership matters. Whether you lead a top-100 global business or a start-up with three employees; a multi-campus church or a tiny congregation that is the only beacon of light in its community; a team of creatives or a team of accountants; a project, a process, or the team of…

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How to use leadership restlessness »

Leadership restlessness is something most leaders feel — usually more often than not. It’s the nagging question that keeps you thinking ... what’s next? In the case of the church, this question can be corporate, meaning you’re thinking what’s next? for the entire congregation. This question can also be personal,…

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Best Christian Workplaces Institute announces 2016 honorees »

128 faith-based organizations and churches across the United States and around the globe have been named 2016 Certified Best Christian Workplaces by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI). The honor offers convincing, continued evidence that a healthy, flourishing workplace culture makes for effective organizations. “Certified” status represents the top 51 percent…

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Don’t risk A LOT for a little! Focus on: risk retention »

Together in our journey to move “beyond insurance,” we have thus far examined the first two steps in that process: risk identification, analysis and evaluation, as well as risk avoidance. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: risk retention.…

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Protecting your church’s right to religious expression »

Since the beginning of the United States, marriage has always been subject to detailed rules.…

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10 reasons why every leader needs a coach »

I hear it all the time. However, my follow-up questions are always the same: When will it slow down long enough? and What will it cost you if you don’t have a coach? The bottom line is this: I just believe every leader needs a coach! And there are 10…

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LISTEN UP! The pastor’s mic is a make-or-break audio element »

When it comes to budget concerns, the pastor’s mic shouldn’t be up for discussion. Providing a premium spoken word experience comes with a price tag. When capturing speech, a great microphone will sound as if there is no microphone at all — only a transparent, accurate reproduction of the speaker.…

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What’s behind the curtain? »

At New Venture Christian Fellowship in Oceanside, CA, visual impact is standard — and transparent.…

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How a non-traditional building approach can avoid traditional construction challenges »

Most church leaders will tell you that making a decision to build a new facility — or to expand their current campus — is among the most difficult challenges they face. Concerns about managing the process, stewardship of funding, and keeping church members happy with the results all contribute to…

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How to use leadership restlessness

Leadership restlessness is something most leaders feel — usually more often than not. It’s the nagging question that keeps you thinking ... what’s next? In the case of the church, this question can be corporate, meaning you’re thinking what’s next? for the entire congregation. This question can also be personal,…

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Best Christian Workplaces Institute announces 2016 honorees

128 faith-based organizations and churches across the United States and around the globe have been named 2016 Certified Best Christian Workplaces by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI). The honor offers convincing, continued evidence that a healthy, flourishing workplace culture makes for effective organizations. “Certified” status represents the top 51 percent…

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Don’t risk A LOT for a little! Focus on: risk retention

Together in our journey to move “beyond insurance,” we have thus far examined the first two steps in that process: risk identification, analysis and evaluation, as well as risk avoidance. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: risk retention.…

8-8-16 / No Comment / Read More »
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Protecting your church’s right to religious expression

Since the beginning of the United States, marriage has always been subject to detailed rules.…

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LISTEN UP! The pastor’s mic is a make-or-break audio element

When it comes to budget concerns, the pastor’s mic shouldn’t be up for discussion. Providing a premium spoken word experience comes with a price tag. When capturing speech, a great microphone will sound as if there is no microphone at all — only a transparent, accurate reproduction of the speaker.…

8-8-16 / No Comment / Read More »
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What’s behind the curtain?

At New Venture Christian Fellowship in Oceanside, CA, visual impact is standard — and transparent.…

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ChMS: Dos and don’ts for engaging church volunteers

DON'T waste anyone’s time. Volunteering often takes away from other responsibilities, so use volunteers’ time wisely. With everyone’s packed schedules, a donation of time is just as valuable (if not more) than a donation of money. So, communicate clearly when and where volunteers need to be and exactly what they…

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Spotlight On: Church Fundraisers

4 GREAT OPTIONS FOR FUNDING YOUR MINISTRY EFFORTS…

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Israel: faith-based travel tips & recommended sites

There’s a reason 2014 was the best year ever for North American travel to Israel: It isn’t a trip — it’s a spiritual experience. This surprising country promises a range of unique experiences which people of faith can only experience in Israel. And, thanks to several extremely traveler-friendly traits, it’s…

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