Training Archives - Church Executive


What you should know before recruiting a church intern

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Many churches recruit interns as a way to provide ministry experience for students. Guidelines for unpaid internships have changed.

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Managing misfortune in a ministerial fashion

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We previously identified that Risk Retention — as opposed to simply buying insurance — can provide a number of very substantial and significant benefits that ultimately can enhance the provision of our ministries. However, it is axiomatic that these values of Risk Retention are diminished (and potentially destroyed) if an entity does not control and mitigate its losses.

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REMOTE ROUNDTABLE: How Bible study technology can enhance your sermons

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Are you truly maximizing yours? In this Remote Roundtable discussion, four Bible study software experts — and avid users — share their insights.

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Counting collections: 3 “good steward” reasons to automate

For Tom Holzheimer, Business Manager at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Parma, OH, automating the counting of collections means he can process more than $13,000 of weekly check donations in less than 10 minutes. Previously, it took him hours. A detailed case study is available here.

Collections are an important part of any church. And, as a church leader, you want to manage your inflow the best way you can.

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Risk control: a key element for successful ministry

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Most recently in our series on moving “beyond insurance,” we examined Risk Retention. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: Risk Control.

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5 ways to engage church visitors using church management software

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By Bill Gifford #1: Make a good first impression Oft, guests visit your website before even stepping foot in your church. Create a “New here?” tab that lists specifics: what to expect, where to park, worship times, and so on. Have an event calendar  clearly visible on your church website. Keep the calendar up to date […]

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7 strategies for dealing with sex offenders at your church

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If a sex offender wants to attend your church — or is already worshipping with you — how would you respond? Roll out the welcome mat? Exclude them entirely? Try to find middle ground? These are questions church leaders regularly face.

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How do I find the right coach?

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Hiring a coach is a lot like making any other hire … but, it might be your most important hire. You must be wise with this hire! If you get it right, it won’t be an ‘expense’ — it will be an investment in your own growth and the growth of our organization.

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Meet Dr. Mark Harden, new president of Ashland Theological Seminary

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In 1985, Dr. Mark Harden was beginning a career in law enforcement, serving the Detroit metro area. Uniquely, he brought a commitment to ministry to this public servant role, as well. The two callings unquestionably strengthened the outreach and community service offerings Dr. Harden was able to create and offer in his law enforcement role. They also helped to lay the foundation for his informed, diverse and proven approach to seminary leadership.

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Preventing cyberattacks

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How much do you know about cybersecurity and cyberliability? Is it enough to keep your church safe from massive data or financial loss?

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