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Churches make the switch to high-end cameras for outreach

The intended distribution method and target audience for content determine how worship services are captured on camera and how those images are combined into a broadcast production.

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The elements of design reinforces the purpose of your message

If you believe that the proclamation of the Gospel is the primary work of the church then you need to look at all of the conditions that support this activity. This involves the physical environment of the worship space and all of its parts.

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Build the reputations of your critics to be better leaders

Tom Harper, a contributing writer for Church Executive, is president of the Society for Church Consulting, Louisville, KY [churchconsultation.org] and of 
ChurchCentral.com, a free church health news and information site.

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Web 2.0 tools can engage congregants, enhance ministries

The Internet is constantly changing. From its infancy about 15 years ago, “Web 1.0” was a place where businesses and organizations could broadcast information to the public. Users in return could then search for related topics based on their needs.

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Vision and mission come before giving in good stewardship

Today’s generation — however you define them — isn’t giving to the church like their parents. J. Clif Christopher says the statistics show a very alarming trend. “The children of the baby boomers are far less generous than their parents and show significantly less interest in giving to religion.”

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Psychological contracts: The force behind organizational change

In the fall of 2007 our church completed an 18 month strategic planning process which resulted in a five-year ministry plan complete with vision statements and measurable goals.

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Customized seating meet aesthetic and technical requirements

Theater seating offers church leaders the capabilities to have adaptable worship centers that can feature longer rows, fewer aisles, greater capacity, improved sight lines and better comfort. This type of sanctuary seating can also be customized to many different specifications that can reflect the character and personalities of church leaders and congregations.

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Church bookstores are the fastest growing segment of Christian retail

Geni Hulsey came into the church bookstore business with just a table near the café at First Baptist Church, Houston, TX, that over 15 years grew by dint of hard work and foresight into The Garden Bookstore at her church.

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What ministry leaders need to consider as they face retirement

Key steps for church leaders to consider for a healthier and financially viable retirement. By Susan Wilhoit Daily we’re reminded of ways to improve our physical health: eat less fat, exercise, drink more water and reduce stress. While these things are certainly beneficial and important, we can’t neglect our financial health either, especially when it […]

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Donor advised funds are valuable alternatives to direct giving

By Christine Abrams and John Butler A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) may allow your church members or faithful supporters to make tax deductible gifts before they are sure of where it should be used. Are you familiar with the benefits potentially offered by a Donor Advised Fund to members or attendees of your church or […]

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