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Child sexual abuse — everyone’s concern

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Churches and other faith-based organizations that supervise or work with youth are under a legal and moral obligation to protect against sexual abuse and misconduct.

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Driver screening, policies and training

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Limit auto liability exposure with proper risk management

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Roundtable: Church lending & finance (part 1)

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On July 15, 2014 — at the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA) annual conference — Church Executive hosted a live roundtable on two top-of-mind topics for church leaders: lending and finance.

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Understanding real estate gifts

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Just like gifts of securities, real estate can provide donors with many of the same major giving benefits.

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Roundtable: Church management systems & software (part 1)

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      Our Roundtable Panel Shelby Systems: Mark White, Director of Business Development Cool Solutions Group: Tim Cool, Chief Solutions Officer and Project Facilitator Elexio: John Connell, COO; Allen Ratta; Mark Kitts, Lead Software Architect ACS Technologies: Marvin Owen, President; Russ Fortier, Manager of Training and Implementation Services Seraphim Software: Sam Batterman, Co-founder / […]

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Tech beyond Sunday

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No one in the church knows the power of technology better than a multisite pastor.

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Make “cents” of compensation

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By Jim Cook, CFP® I recently had a conversation with the new administrator of a large, multi-site congregation regarding review of the pay structure for the staff. She was shocked by the seemingly random salaries for many staff, noting that many — with similar levels of responsibility, background and credentials — had widely divergent salaries. […]

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Regent University’s Pastoral Leadership Institute — Featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes

Continuing education options Q: One of the session topics within the “Leadership and the Business of Church Administration” tract is “Leadership v. Management.” What are the key differences between church leadership and church management? Cenac: Leadership involves casting a vision for the church and ministry leaders to follow in fulfilling the Great Commission. This might […]

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Criminal background checks: top 5 questions

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Criminal background checks can deter those with bad intent from having quick and easy access to children, reveal crimes in a candidate’s past that would make him or her unsuitable, and demonstrate that the church is exercising due diligence.

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Giving kiosks 101

Some giving kiosks — such as inLighten’s iGIVE model, above — offer an expanded set of utilities, such as allowing onscreen messaging when the kiosk is in idle mode, providing access to the church website, or enabling registration for events such as speakers series, special music events or mission trips.

According to the most recent Church Executive Reader Survey, 93 percent of churches still offer giving by offering envelope and collection basket.

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