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Can you see it?

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When you venture into some place you’ve never

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The leadership honeymoon

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A new season of ministry brings no shortage of emotions

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Personal preferences

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Personal preferences is a topic that gets much water cooler

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Church Executive, July 2011, Volume 10, Issue 7

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The July issue features and interview with Denise Craig, Chief Financial Officer of Abba’s House, Hixson, TX. Also included in this issue is a special section on faith-based travel which spotlights a megachurch pastors’ trip to Israel, a story about ‘volunteer vacations,’ and a feature on the Creation Museum.

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Meet Denise Craig

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When the family of Denise Craig sat down at the supper

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Should churches and ministries care about trademarks?

“A good name is more desirable than great riches,” says Proverbs 22:1 but it takes an effort to keep it that way.

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Accidents happen but precautions will keep playgrounds safer

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Playgrounds are a great asset to any religious organization.

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Incorporate guests for growth

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For all healthy, growing churches, the process of proactively connecting with first-time visitors is absolutely essential.

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Three ways Millennials impact our culture and the church

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They are America’s largest generation, slightly edging out the Boomers. They stand to become America’s most educated generation. Almost all of them want to make a difference in this world. And none of them like to be stereotyped. They are the Millennials, born from 1980 to 2000. It’s difficult to generalize a generation that doesn’t like labels. Indeed, many make a point to fight against categorizations. Rather than oversimplifying a diverse generation into homogeneous units, my aim is to show how this diverse amalgamation of young people is shaping the culture.

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Beware of mission myopia from your pastor — and yourself

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Your ministry has a distinct organizational personality; in fact, every ministry does. However, many church executives remain largely unaware of organizational personality, and how it helps or hinders ministry efforts. Within any church, a unique mix of people rise to positions of influence. These influencers define your organization’s personality. To identify organizational personality, we need to know: 1) The personality of each influencer within the organization; 2) Assuming a four quadrant assessment tool is used (Myers-Briggs, DiSC, or AssessME.org’s ePersonality), the quadrant categories shared by key influencers. The four assessment quadrants include:

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