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Ebola prompts hands-off Mass in Fort Worth, Texas

(RNS) The Blood of Christ will not be offered during Mass. The Host will be placed in the hands, not on the tongue. And the faithful should not hold hands while reciting the “Our Father.” These are but a few of the guidelines the Diocese of Fort Worth — not far from the Dallas hospital where three Ebola […]

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Faith Audience Presents Growth Opportunity for Entertainment Industry, New Research Finds

62% of Faith Driven Consumers would watch at least three additional hours of TV or movies weekly if there were more faith-friendly options, 55% say there are not enough options in the marketplace, and nearly 40% say lack of family-friendly options prevents them from going to the movies more often RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 7, 2014 —Christian Newswire […]

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Your church website — keep it simple

A user-friendly, flexible website platform can streamline (and improve) your church’s online presence.

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Five Advantages of a Flexible Church Staff

Few established churches turn on a dime. Some don’t turn at all.

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The 4 Most Important Words That a Leader Can Utter

staff management, church leadership, leadership lessons

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Results of Seminaries not engaging five realities:

A new report updating church giving and membership data through 2012 observes that Christian seminaries and intellectuals have not engaged five cultural realities.

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FREE Download — 100 Pastoral Letters for EVERY Occasion

WHAT’S INSIDE: As a minister, you have so much to do and such little time with which to do it. Let us give you a helping hand as you reach out to your congregation and to members of your community. Letters™ features  a variety of handcrafted pastoral letters that are sure to meet all of […]

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‘Heaven,’ A New Film from My Hope with Billy Graham, to Debut Next Month

Churches across U.S. Making Plans to Use Never-Before-Seen Message from Billy Graham to Reach Out in Local Communities CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 /Christian Newswire — The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is making its final preparations in advance of the debut of the new film called “Heaven,” which will release on Nov. 7 coinciding with […]

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When it comes to benefits, data drives decisions for religious organizations

ITASCA, IL — Recent research by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and its Religious Practice (Benefits Division), shows religious employers throughout the country are facing a common challenge: aligning benefits cost containment strategies with organizational goals. So say the more than 1,800 organizations which have contributed to the 2014 Benefits Strategy and Benchmarking Survey. The […]

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Ambushed in the church parking lot

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Examining mandatory reporting of “reportable” sexual offenses involving minors

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