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Are you too valuable to go on vacation?

What comes to mind when you hear the word vacation?

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Does ‘living epistles’ describe your staff? (part 1)

“You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts” (2 Cor. 3:3).

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Survey finds record 19 percent of religiously unaffiliated Americans

Cathy Lynn Grossman / USA Today (RNS) Unbelief is on the uptick. People who check “None” for their religious affiliation are now nearly one in five Americans (19 percent), the highest ever documented, according to the Pew Center for the People and the Press. The rapid rise of Nones — including atheists, agnostics and those […]

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Collaborate don’t compete

All too often in our local churches when we are putting together agendas, looking to push into new frontiers, recruiting volunteers or putting together annual budgets, we tend to compete with each other.

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The importance of bench depth in ministry

One way churches leave themselves vulnerable in ministry is neglecting “bench depth” development.

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Willow Creek Church among 38 Best Christian Workplaces for 2012

Willow Creek Community Church, located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, was included on this year’s Best Christian Workplaces list compiled by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, Mercer Island, WA. The study factors included employee job satisfaction, Christian witness, personal growth and effectiveness, customer satisfaction, and compensation/benefits. “I believe Willow Creek’s best days as a […]

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Charitable Giving Higher for ECFA Members

Contrasts with Decrease in Donations to Religious Charities Overall WINCHESTER, Va. — Cash charitable giving to ECFA members with fiscal years ending in 2011 reflected a modest increase from 2010, the organization announced today. This contrasts with a decrease in giving to religious charities overall, as noted in a recent national report. Giving to ECFA-accredited […]

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Liquid Church pastors get down and dirty in reality TV show

MORRISTOWN, N.J./Christian Newswire/ – This  week, Pastors Tim Lucas and Tom Kang from Liquid Church in New Jersey are taking a leap of faith into Oklahoma backwaters as unlikely stars of the Animal Planet reality TV show “Hillbilly Handfishin’.” The popular show about noodlin’ – the art of catching giant catfish with bare hands and […]

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It starts at the top

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are completely overwhelmed with work?

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Contemporary worship not a fix-all

By Robert Dilday Some traditional churches are challenging the conventional wisdom that style is everything when it comes to vibrant worship. It’s a recurring scenario in America’s Christian congregations. As members grapple with their church’s future — eager to increase attendance or renew spiritual energy — one suggestion inevitably emerges. It’s time to start a […]

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