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As I write this, the Church Executive team and I are in the final days leading up to the 2014 National Association of Church Business Administration Conference in Orlando, FL.

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How to deal with the media if your church is in crisis

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Since starting on the launch team of this magazine in 2001, I’ve met and interviewed many church leaders who granted me generous grace and support.

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Retirement planning and its impact on your church’s future

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By Rez Gopez-Sindac Recently, I went to a home improvement retail store and was greeted warmly by an employee who, in my estimation, couldn’t have been younger than 70. I told him I came to buy a water dispenser. He said he knew exactly where to find it and motioned me to follow him. But, […]

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Of clones and unicorns: Some thoughts on succession

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I was an eager beaver new believer.

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Cancel, Create, Cultivate

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2014 is upon us. In the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions, I asked some of our Church Executive readers what changes they would make to improve how they do church. Specifically, I asked them to name the programs or activities that they would create, cancel, or take to the next level starting this year. […]

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Stewardship as worship

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Welcome to Church Executive’s second annual Good Steward Awards!

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When hiring externally makes more sense

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When filling a key leadership position at your church, my guess is many of you might prefer hiring an insider first.

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What do we do with Luke?

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That’s the question Dr. Aubrey Malphurs throws at pastors who get upset when he talks about Luke’s “theology of numbers.”

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Why having a good coach can help clarify what matters

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What do star athletes, top CEOs and Zappos employees have in common?

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Why I might just become a believer

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Recently, I received a letter from the owner of Marco’s Pizza in my neighborhood. The big, bold heading screamed, “WE MISS YOU!” Evidently, the store was tracking my “attendance” and noticed I hadn’t placed an order in weeks. The letter doubled as a “VIP Certificate” — obviously, a marketing tactic to entice repeat visitors. I’m […]

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