The CE Interview: MARI BETH POOR — finding solutions by serving


As iServe pastor, Mari Beth Poor oversees the “on the mountain” ministries that enhance the overall experience of people attending Sunday worship services at Mountaintop Community Church. These include guest services, student ministries, children’s ministry, and worship and media. She also leads the church’s “off the mountain” community efforts and global outreach.


Safety Strategies: The vast frontier — and associated risks

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In a smaller, more technological world, we can’t afford to underestimate proactive, collaborative safety and risk management strategies. The Ebola crisis has all of us thinking differently, for the time being. Unfortunately, our sensitizing is hard to sustain with so much information hitting our radar screens.


Destination: Israel

Visit the garden tomb

The most frequently asked questions travelers have — and their answers.


5 questions to consider before your next church trip


By Eric Spacek, JD, ARM Taking a mission trip, or traveling to a convention, concert or speaking event are great ways to extend the reach of your ministry. However, once you begin transporting members off the property on behalf of the church, there are special circumstances to consider. Make sure you ask yourself these five […]


Have phone, will travel


Fresh ideas for a tried-and-true connection tool


Destination: Israel


For many church  leaders, the idea of a group trip to Israel is compelling. However, the logistics of planning such an excursion can strike fear in the heart of even the most adventurous pastor. To quell the hesitation, Noam Matas — general manager of the Calabasas, CA-based America Israel Travel (AIT) — walks you through […]


2 quick tips for planning a disastrous mission trip


A group of 12 teenagers from your church just convinced the senior pastor they can raise the money for an evangelistic outreach.


Faith-Based Travel 101


Despite the recent recession, religious travel remains a priority among church groups.


In the trenches


Key Travel church partner imb (International Mission Board) runs a sophisticated risk management service.


The restorative power of the Holy Land


With special attention to the nuances of sacred sites, visitors to Israel will experience the intersection of history, geography and archeology.