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Many of you know that I have strong emotional ties

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San Diego church uses new platform to increase giving

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Mobile giving technology at The Rock Church enables givers to donate any amount from their phones.

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Churches turn to creative spaces in a demanding economy

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Innovative structures offer churches cost-effective options for campus growth.

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Church invites everyone to get some fresh air

Saddleback includes an outdoor training course open to the public as part of its ‘Daniel Plan’ health initiative.

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BEHIND DOOR 254A

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Is it possible we have been Christians too long

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Flipping the process: When the ‘child’ chooses the parent in church adoption

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Adoptions between churches are becoming more common. No, not the kind of adoptions that cry in the night and wet their pants.
Where mergers of two separate churches are familiar, adoptions can be somewhat different. (Two mergers were reported on in the February issue of Church Executive.) As for adoptions, one church leader says: “Traditionally the process is started and directed by the adopting family based upon their criteria and desire to adopt. After considering all of the possibilities, the family finally chooses.” But the process for Central Christian Church in the east valley of Phoenix, and CrossPoint Church of northwest Glendale, AZ – 42 miles apart – proved counter-intuitive, says Jeff Small, executive pastor of Exalt Ministries at Central Christian, where 10,000 people worship each weekend at now four locations.

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Meet Leo Bigger

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When Leo Bigger, 41, talks about his church that’s called

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