Expanding abuse reporting requirements: Texas, South Carolina, Colorado and National Trends

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Legislative changes to child abuse reporting statutes can significantly impact daily operations of these organizations. Leadership must stay abreast of statutory changes in abuse reporting requirements.

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So you want to be a great boss? 4 tips

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Here are 4 keys to being the best boss you can be. These keys apply to parents and coaches, as well.

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How not to be a leadership fad

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In the church, what works to grow a church today may not work in the future. You can be a popular leader, only to lose that popularity more quickly than Vanilla Ice dropped out of the mainstream.

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Nun is named first female head of Catholic Charities USA

Sr. Donna Markham has been selected as Catholic Charities USA’s new president. Photo courtesy of Catholic Charities USA

A nun has been chosen as the next president of Catholic Charities USA, the first time that a woman will head the church’s main charitable arm in its 105-year history. Sister Donna Markham, a highly regarded Dominican who specializes in clinical psychology, will take over in June from the Rev. Larry Snyder, who has headed the Alexandria, Va.-based Catholic Charities for the past decade.

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Supreme Court weighs a church’s right to advertise services

Pastor Clyde Reed of Good News Community Church, center, his wife Ann, and Kevin Theriot, of the Alliance Defending Freedom, back left, on the steps of the Supreme Court after their case had been argued to the Supreme Court justices. Religion News Service photo by Lauren Markoe

The Supreme Court on Monday (Jan. 12) considered a tiny church’s curbside sign in a case that could raise the bar on government regulation of speech, and make it easier for houses of worship to advertise their services. The Alliance Defending Freedom, the advocacy group that represents Pastor Clyde Reed and his Good News Community Church, bills the case, Reed v. Town of Gilbert, as a religious rights case. But their attorney mostly argued it on free speech grounds.

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5 New Year’s resolutions for church leaders

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These are just five resolutions, and they may not be the right five for you, but they have worked for me. I find that I need to continually renew the resolutions from the past years, as some are just too important to forget.

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Preventing arson: Is your church vulnerable?

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According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), arson is the leading cause of fires in the United States, resulting in more than $1 billion in property loss each year. USFA recently reported that approximately 30,500 intentional structural fires occurred over the last year. By nature, places of worship are often easy targets for arsonists. Here’s how to protect your church.

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January 27 special event in Texas aims to teach church leaders how to engage worshipers with hearing loss

Did you know that one in five people in your congregation can’t hear the inspiring words and music that are shared each week in your house of worship? Ultimately, this leaves them feeling disconnected from the community. Many of these congregants have hearing aids — but hearing aids are made to work in up-close, face-to-face conversations; often, they don’t work in large spaces with ambient noise. Fortunately, assistive listening systems can help these congregants feel more connected by solving issues of distance, ambient noise and hearing loss.To help get you started in your church, Listen Technologies is hosting a special event on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Software Update: The Elexio Mobile App

Church mobile apps are becoming an integral part of the church experience in America. The Elexio Mobile App — which comes free with the Elexio’s Church Management software — is a connection tool for the outreach-oriented, discipleship-minded church. And it now includes mobile check-in! Here’s how it works: • Open the mobile app and press […]

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Software Update: Seraphim Software’s Airstream

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AirStream is a one-stop-shop, cloud-based suite of software. Airstream has been designed to satisfy all of the needs of your media ministry with features including Compose, Present, Live Video and Streaming, and Environmental Projection. Project lyrics, verses, announcements, notes and much more in a user-friendly approach. AirStream gives your media team the tools they need […]

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