The CE Interview: MATT CHANDLER — The Intentional Builder

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There’s a sense of newness one can quickly surmise about Matt Chandler: a new urgency to preach the gospel in the aftermath of a victorious but very difficult bout with cancer; a back-to-the-roots commitment to planting healthy churches following his recent appointment as president of Acts 29 Network; and a rising influence as a young church leader.

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Unregulated security solutions pose danger to schools

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Schools are facing increasing pressure from school boards, parents and communities to address security vulnerabilities. That pressure is ramped up every time there is a school shooting.

In many ways, this pressure is a positive catalyst that nudges schools to take steps to reduce their safety and security risks. However, as with
most kinds of pressure, it can lead administrators to make desperate moves in order to appease stakeholders, especially when faced with significant obstacles like funding.

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4 leadership lessons from March Madness

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It’s here — the bracket of glory, or the bracket of destruction. While we’re watching the games and reviewing our brackets, there are a few leadership lessons to learn from all the madness.

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Can you hear me now? 6 communication lessons learned

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“Listening” online can be similar and yet very different from audible conversations. For years, we have been told that we need to listen twice as much as we talk since God gave us two ears and only one mouth. I have trained many consultants in the art of listening with their ears and eyes. Non-verbal communication is generally an even more telling indicator of emotion. That is why face-to-face communication is generally more productive than any other kind.

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Clear your path to a safe church — new eBook available

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Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council. Those injuries accounted for about 8.8 million visits to the emergency room in 2013. In this insightful eBook, you’ll learn how routine maintenance at your church can help.

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Continuing education options for busy pastors–new eBook available

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Discover how an advanced-degree can prepare you to lead your church more effectively. From Christian leadership, to urban and cross-cultural ministry and beyond, this eBook can open the door to various fields in Christian ministry.

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. named to the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list for fourth consecutive year

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On Monday, when Ethisphere released its 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies list, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. was on it, for a fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes 132 companies spanning 21 countries and five continents that “embrace the correlation between ethical business practices, public trust and improved company performance.”

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Church giving survey — win a $500 “Pastor’s Night In” package!

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This “mystery grab bag” is full of items designed to help pastors relax, be inspired, and get recharged. No essay questions or homework required; just take a few minutes to respond and you could win a restorative night at home.

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The top 5 traits of absurdly great leaders

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If you feel you’re missing the mark, you’re not alone. If you feel like you’re just an absurd leader instead of an absurdly great leader, you’re not alone. These are high marks. However, if you make these your top priorities in leadership, you will find that you will soon be the best of the best in leadership. You will discover that you are an absurdly great leader in the season ahead.

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6 questions to challenge your church facility technical know-how

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If you haven’t intentionally committed as much time in making it one of the most efficient and effective operational systems as you have developing your network and IT infrastructure, you have missed an incredible opportunity to impact the financial status of your church. Also, remember that your facilities will have one of (if not the longest) life cycle of any other component of your operational systems.

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