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Customized Discipleship

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Over the years, businesses intentionally embraced the

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Ten bad work habits to kick

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We all struggle with bad habits; at home; at work; privately and publically.

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Ask for directions

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Direction, not intention, determines destination.

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Pilgrimage redefines understanding of miracles

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As our plane gently nestled into the landing strip at Lourdes, we found ourselves surrounded by emerald green mountains, a fairytale village and smiling faces. Our earlier worries and fears lightened as we were greeted by the noble Knights and Dames of Malta on our journey of hope and faith.

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Church Executive, November 2011, Volume 10, Issue 11

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This issue includes an interview with Alan Danielson, senior pastor, New Life Bible Church, Norman, OK. Also included is a story about a special needs ministry, as well as, special sections on giving and church construction.

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Creative design pays off for new children’s facility

Church attendance has increased and there’s a waiting list for preschool.

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Churches embrace ‘third spaces’ for families

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A Georgia church responds to the needs of its congregation by providing spaces designed for youth.

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Electronic giving has seen growth, especially with the young

Kiosks don’t always fit the culture of the congregation, but online giving has a “up and to the right” trend line.

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Steps your church can take to update insurance coverage

A fire rips through your facility just before the Christmas season.

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When faced with adversity, congregation ‘raises the roof’

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St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield, IL, located about 40 miles southwest of Chicago, had a problem that many congregations are all too familiar with: The church and campus buildings had roofs that leaked and needed replacing. In the face of tough economic times, the congregation came up with a unique way to raise the funds. Their “Raise the Roof” campaign helped put a new roof over their heads and also got parishioners personally involved. St. Mary Immaculate Parish is a congregation of some 27,000 members in Plainfield, part of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet, IL. The church building opened in 1993 following a devastating tornado that hit the area in 1990, and other buildings followed as the church has grown during the past 20 years.

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