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Use the power of the Web to keep members (and the church) more connected

Updating is immediate. So, the moment you update a family’s information and save it, members will see the new, updated information within the app.

Let’s face it: most printed directories are out of date by the time congregations receives them. And really, with newer generations moving into a more technological world, churches need viable, simple ways to do the same. Enter: an online church directory.

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New York Times best-selling author Dr. John Townsend to launch the Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine

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Partnership makes Concordia the only university in the nation to offer the Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling

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7 key questions when evaluating a church software solution

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One of the challenges I have run into when selecting a software provider is the distraction of the new and shiny features, keeping me from selecting a solution that is the best fit for the organization. I have learned from my mistakes over the years, and I now have 7 questions I always ask when evaluating any software provider in order to select the best solution possible.

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Need camera equipment? 4 reasons renting might make sense

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By Meg Tetrault Renting camera equipment doesn’t make sense for every church — it’s something we’ve learned as a national rental company that ships gear directly to customers. For other churches, however — whether they’re just starting out in media or already managing a large-scale A/V ministry team — it actually makes more sense to […]

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ELECTION DOS.DONTS (2)

“Election Year Do’s and Don’ts for Churches” Join Church Executive and GuideOne Insurance for an informative and timely webinar at 10 a.m. CT on Tuesday, 27 September. Our esteemed presenters — David Middlebrook, one of the country’s leading attorneys in religious nonprofit organization law; and Eric Spacek, JD, ARM, Director of Risk Management and Loss Control […]

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The Israel experience: SAFER than you might think

A church leader taking members to Israel (or on any mission trip) will, appropriately, prioritize safety. To this end, there are some common misconceptions regarding travel to Israel. And no one knows these better than Denise Bossert, Public Relations Director, Midwest Region, for Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT). Bossert’s first trip to Israel came in […]

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Bill Hybels: 5 essential skills EVERY leader must develop

  “Leadership matters. Whether you lead a top-100 global business or a start-up with three employees; a multi-campus church or a tiny congregation that is the only beacon of light in its community; a team of creatives or a team of accountants; a project, a process, or the team of people you call family — […]

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How to use leadership restlessness

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Leadership restlessness is something most leaders feel — usually more often than not. It’s the nagging question that keeps you thinking … what’s next? In the case of the church, this question can be corporate, meaning you’re thinking what’s next? for the entire congregation. This question can also be personal, meaning what’s next? for me individually.

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Best Christian Workplaces Institute announces 2016 honorees

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128 faith-based organizations and churches across the United States and around the globe have been named 2016 Certified Best Christian Workplaces by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI). The honor offers convincing, continued evidence that a healthy, flourishing workplace culture makes for effective organizations.

“Certified” status represents the top 51 percent of 252 organizations whose employees completed the BCWI Employee Engagement Survey from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

The anonymous, online, 58-question survey provides an objective, quantifiable measure of workplace culture based on eight essential factors of health: fantastic teams, life-giving work, outstanding talent, uplifting growth, rewarding compensation, inspirational leadership, sustainable strategy and healthy communication.

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Don’t risk A LOT for a little! Focus on: risk retention

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Together in our journey to move “beyond insurance,” we have thus far examined the first two steps in that process: risk identification, analysis and evaluation, as well as risk avoidance. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: risk retention.

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