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Of clones and unicorns: Some thoughts on succession


I was an eager beaver new believer.


Good Steward Awards 2013: Innovative Outreach

First Mount Zion Baptist Church (Dumfries, VA) A “Good Steward” Award winner in the area of Innovative Outreach, in 2009, First Mount Zion Baptist Church — under the leadership of Pastor Dr. Luke E. Torian — began working closely with Rev. Dr. Michael Barry, director of Pastoral Care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) […]


“Engagement is everything”


Mobilizing social media for mission trips


Uplifting accommodations

Portable wheelchair lifts ensure the worship experience is intact and dignified.


Have phone, will travel


Fresh ideas for a tried-and-true connection tool


Think globally when it comes to notification technology

By RaeAnn slaybaugh When a church group travels within the United States, cell phone-based notification technology comes in handy in a variety of ways — for last-minute schedule changes, transportation issues, lost people, security concerns, safety announcements (weather threats and so on), and the coordination of daily events (meeting times and locations, important messages/instructions). What […]


Destination: Israel


For many church  leaders, the idea of a group trip to Israel is compelling. However, the logistics of planning such an excursion can strike fear in the heart of even the most adventurous pastor. To quell the hesitation, Noam Matas — general manager of the Calabasas, CA-based America Israel Travel (AIT) — walks you through […]


How debt-elimination capital campaigns create margin for ministry

By Joseph Sangl and Chad Aukland Churches today are facing substantial challenges as a result of debt. Prior to the economic downturn, it was easy to obtain financing for major projects. With the economic downturn and resulting lending restrictions, these churches are experiencing budget crunches and refinancing challenges. This, combined with individual giving declines, has […]


Now is the time


Considering a new loan, or refinancing an existing one? Here’s what you need to know.


Cybercrime: not just a “big business” concern


Cyber criminals are turning their attention to easy targets — including religious organizations.