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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How to make teens feel at home at your church — online

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Emily Kantner, communications specialist at Elexio, explains how

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Purveyor of worship and discipleship

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The CE Interview: Ross Parsley  |  Lead Pastor  |  ONEchapel  |  Austin, TX By Rez Gopez-Sindac First-time church planter Ross Parsley is building a community of believers on the true foundation of worship — meaning, he says, reaching out to the weak, the unchurched and the disenfranchised and nursing them back to health. “We want […]

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What Executive Pastors Should Know About Assimilation

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By Steve Caton ‘Assimilation’ sounds like a big, scary word. But it’s a vital part of any healthy church that’s thriving in ministry. Do assimilation well, and you’ll have the people and money you need to continue to move your church forward. Do assimilation poorly, and you’ll lose people and ministry funding — and you […]

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Chris Gunnare: five-star leadership

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From hotel management to church leadership, 41-year-old Chris Gunnare proves that when it comes to running a successful operation, never underestimate the power of customer care.

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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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A Voice for the Emerging Generation

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Since 2011, John Mark Comer, 33, has been the lead pastor of Bridgetown

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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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Negotiating pastor salary

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For pastors, discussing compensation is a necessary — but often stressful — conversation.

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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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