Acts of violence: prevention and response

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By Eric Spacek, JD, ARM As church leaders, staff, volunteers or even members of the church, it is hard to imagine a religious facility being a prime target for criminals. Churches are seen as sacred and safe places; however, violent incidents of varying natures happen several times each year across the country. Because these places […]

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The state of religious lending

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By Dan Mikes Religious institution expansion appears to be on the rebound, and the willingness of financial institutions to support this growth remains strong. At the same time, the religious institution segment as a whole seems to have learned from some of the challenges it faced through the downturn. In this post-meltdown era, physical expansion plans […]

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Buying through a procurement services company: your ministry and monetary benefits, explained

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With a sufficient base of customers, procurement services companies are able to leverage this collective volume and offer discounts and value to a variety of smaller clients — including, for example, church ministries, which might not buy quite as much on their own.

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Expanding your church? 3 ways to your ChMS data to your advantage

Church growth isn’t about the numbers. The driving force behind why you want to expand your church has deep spiritual roots that aren’t quantifiable. But, numbers play a key role in expanding the church — and are a great tool for enabling church growth.

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Get real-world, in-person church management training June 20-30 in Nashville!

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Church executives of all types know that the church is, in some ways, a business. Whether you’re a lead pastor, executive pastor, business administrator or denominational official, you attend to congregational business of facilities, finances, human resources, information technology, and a host of other issues on a daily basis. For example, take a quick test […]

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On time & on budget

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Tried-and-true strategies for making it a reality for your next church construction project

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Building for the future

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How the construction of a Family Life Center drove cost savings — without sacrificing aesthetics

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Succession planning: how to prepare the church for a new pastor

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The pastoral search is not an easy process. Often, church leaders are inadequately prepared to handle pastoral transition. Nevertheless, change is inevitable.

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What you *don’t* know about giving can kill your ministry potential

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Every church leader recognizes that there are times when we must adapt the way we do ministry. But, when it comes to giving, we’re not always so quick to adapt.

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4 reasons why churches choose to launch in rented venues

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How can churches quickly, effectively launch new campuses without the cost, upkeep & space limitations of permanent spaces? By renting alternative venues in the communities they want to reach.

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