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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 […]


Ambushed in the church parking lot


Examining mandatory reporting of “reportable” sexual offenses involving minors


Child sexual abuse — everyone’s concern


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.


Driver screening, policies and training


Limit auto liability exposure with proper risk management


Roundtable: Church lending & finance (part 1)


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.


Understanding real estate gifts


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


Roundtable: Church management systems & software (part 1)


      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 / […]


Tech beyond Sunday


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


Make “cents” of compensation


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. […]


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 […]