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Improving your church website

Churches not paying attention to their websites are missing the forest and the trees when it comes to creating a port of entry for people to discover their church.

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Webinar recordings to help ministries take budgeting to the next level

BREA, CA — Budgets are tools that, when built and used properly, can help your ministry plan for and stay focused on its highest priorities. Two free webinar recordings being offered by Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) can help. Representatives from hundreds of ministries registered for these webinars and gained firsthand access to budgeting best […]

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How to work with the Second Chair (Part 1)

Perhaps no other staff relationship is more important on the church staff than the relationship between the Senior Pastor and the Second Chair, whether that second chair person carries the title, Executive Pastor, COO or something else.

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Thanks to technology, Bible translation is faster, safer

Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that involves people in the acceleration of Bible translation, continues to extend the impact of Bible translation support overseas by providing Bible translators with technology that streamlines their work and reduces translation time. By the end of 2012, the Orlando-based organization hopes to have installed a total of 215 Bible […]

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Challenge to clergy tax break clears hurdle

By Bob Allen A ministerial housing allowance provision that saves U.S. ministers an estimated $1.2 billion annually in tax exemptions is unfair to other taxpayers not entitled to the same benefit, according to a 2011 lawsuit by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. A Wisconsin judge has given a green light to a lawsuit challenging a […]

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If you’re willing to ask, are you willing to listen?

So how’s it going? A common phrase we casually say to many people on a daily basis. But, do you really want to know the answer? Most of us do when we have the time or it’s convenient.

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New survey finds counseling to reduce homosexuality can be effective, beneficial

BARBOURSVILLE, VA /Christian Newswire – In a new survey of almost 500 people who have ever sought professional counseling to lessen unwanted homosexual attractions, more than half (55%) said the counseling was effective in causing the frequency and intensity of their homosexual attractions to diminish. And seven out of 10 said they were either satisfied […]

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Chicago pastor wins 3-year battle to uphold his freedom to speak in public

CHICAGO /Christian Newswire – The First Amendment’s freedom to speak in public has been the most foundational freedom for Americans since the founding of the nation. Many have benefited from this freedom such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., D.L. Moody and, more recently, Curt Teesdale, a Chicago pastor. In 2008, police officers arrested Teesdale […]

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Church Executive, September 2012, Volume 11, Issue 9

CE Interview: Roy Gruber, Lead Pastor, The Heights Community, Ogden, UT Roy Gruber serves a multisite (three campuses) congregation of 1,800 people in a thriving evangelistic field – Utah – where 49 percent of people within 20 miles of the church have no current involvement with faith of any kind. By Ronald E. Keener Quick […]

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Megafinancing issues for megachurches

By John Berardino Some lenders want a say in how the church is managed and organized. Megachurches are usually defined as having 2,000 members or more, but when it comes to financing, a mega loan is defined as a loan amount of $5 million or greater regardless of church size. When it comes to financing, […]

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