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Navigating the leadership culture

By Paul Clark I recently hired a young man who will be entering his first experience in vocational church ministry. He will be assuming the role of day-to-day operations for our church, overseeing administration, finances and facilities. He’s a sharp young guy with a great graduate education and all the tools to be successful in […]

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Financial forums to educate ministries about key changes

BREA, California—How do those who oversee the finances at Christian churches, schools, mission sending agencies, and other ministries stay informed about key changes that affect their ministries? One way is to gather with peers and learn from experts about the latest legislative, leadership, fundraising, and banking changes. Once again, Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) and […]

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Church Executive, October 2012, Volume 11, Issue 10

CE Interview: Randy Valimont, Senior Pastor, Griffin First Assembly of God, Griffin, GA At Griffin First Assembly of God, the motto is “One church can change the world.” Randy Valimont, lead pastor since 1993, believes that when a church has a big vision with eternal impact, there are people who will want to support it […]

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Pastors to challenge IRS over political endorsements, and they’re likely to get away with it

By Lily Fowler LOS ANGELES (RNS) – In a matter of days, some 1,400 American pastors are planning to break the law. And they’re likely to get away with it. As part of “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” on Oct. 7, religious leaders across the country will endorse political candidates — an act that flies in the […]

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Two things you must have before asking the church for money

Few preachers look forward to the opportunity to ask the church for money.

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Majority of pastors disapprove of pulpit endorsements

By Carol Pipes NASHVILLE, TN – Nearly 90 percent of pastors believe they should not endorse candidates for public office from the pulpit, according to a recent survey by LifeWay Research. The survey also revealed that 44 percent of pastors personally endorsed candidates, but did so outside of their church role. The survey of 1,000 […]

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Who you influence: 5 types of followers

Either people are on board with your leadership or not, right? Nope.

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What’s next for health care reform?

The Supreme Court decision on the Obama health care reform

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Benevolence: The right help given the right way

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Churches are in the charity business.

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Leading above par

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At Griffin First Assembly of God, the motto is “One church can change the world.”

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