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How to hit the curveball

In honor of the end of baseball season, this Monday’s post offers ministry insights from the great enemy of most hitters (and pastors) – the curveball.

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Study: Obedience not easy decision for believers

By Russ Rankin NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Making personal, sacrificial decisions in order to better obey Christ is a key attribute to an individual’s spiritual growth, according to a survey of American churchgoers by LifeWay Research. Yet, the study also found less than one-third of churchgoers strongly agree they are following through in specific aspects of […]

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New York churches keep meeting in schools

A 17-year battle over the right for New York City churches to rent and use public school buildings for weekend worship services appears to have come to a close – at least for the time being. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska issued a permanent injunction on June 29 against the New York Department of Education, […]

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It’s likely budget time at an employer or organization near you!!

Some firms budget better than others and while there are a lot of good things we can say about budgets, budgets are never fun.

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Do you know me?

When a Cindy or Mark is not up to their normal level of high performance, don’t assume they are just not doing their job.

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After Romney meeting, Billy Graham website scrubs Mormon ‘cult’ reference

(RNS) The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association removed language labeling Mormonism a “cult” from its website after the famed preacher met with Republican nominee Mitt Romney last week and pledged to help his presidential campaign. The removal came after a gay rights group reported that the “cult” reference remained online even after Graham all but endorsed […]

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Thriving cowboy churches buck ‘fad’ status

Proponents and detractors alike say cowboy churches are here to stay. By Jeff Brumley Charles Higgs is all too familiar with the smirks and jokes generated when talk turns to cowboy churches. Images of worship in rodeo arenas, preachers on horseback and baptisms in cattle troughs also elicit criticism – especially so when cowboy churches […]

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Leadership Network says there are now 5,000-plus multisite churches

The number of congregations that host worship services at more than one physical location has grown to more than 5,000 in the last decade, according to a Leadership Network report. Researchers say these “multisite” churches, which may share worshippers across town or many miles apart, are growing at a much larger pace than traditional megachurches. […]

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ECFA reaches 1,700-organization mark

With the addition of Seattle-based Mars Hill Church as its newest member, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) now numbers a record-breaking 1,700 churches and Christ-centered nonprofits in its accreditation. ECFA has grown from 1,500 accredited organizations in the last18 months. Dan Busby, ECFA president, says, “By meeting the stringent criteria ECFA applies to all […]

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ECFA releases new governance toolbox series

The ECFA has announced the first release of the Governance Toolbox Series to recruit nonprofit ministry board members and to train them with the best practices in governance.

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