WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Do you really need a Master of Divinity to pastor?

Statistics from groups such as the Association of Theological Schools reveal that the Master of Divinity degree

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Top 5 church software trends for 2014

We see some big changes in church software coming for 2014.

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Be ready to respond to a violent incident at your church

Churches are often viewed as safe havens — places where community members can come to worship and learn without being harmed.

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Web Exclusive: Why the church must embrace the technological revolution

By Mark Brooks The message of the Church is eternal and never needs changing! Yet, how we do Church must continually change. We’re living in the midst of a technological and communications revolution, and we must embrace it or be left behind.  Here are some thoughts. We live in the 21st century, which is driven by […]

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6 steps to make your end-of-year appeal more effective

Did you know that 22 percent of charities’ yearly gifts come in the last two days of the year?

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The disaster-ready pastor

When tragedy strikes in the form of a fire, a flood or another natural disaster, a church leader is are forced to make decisions on the fly — often with little knowledge of the potential consequences. Let’s change that.

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE: 4 causes of a capital campaign derailing

By Mark Brooks Recently, I had to tell a church they should delay the capital campaign planned for this spring. The reasons are many — and more than this space will allow. Suffice it to say that they weren’t in a position to raise the funds they wanted or needed. In fact, forging ahead with a […]

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE: 7 key thoughts about the decline in giving and your church

By Mark Brooks “Giving to religion is projected to decline in 2013!” You’ve probably seen those headlines, or something similar. Several studies are showing that while other sectors of charitable giving are slowly increasing, giving to religion is still lagging behind — and even seeing a continued decline. That’s not the kind of news you want […]

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE: What churches need to know about Christian schools

By Rob Cizek The vast majority of Christians came into a relationship with God before their 18th birthday. Churches that are serious about reaching people know this and want to take full advantage. Pragmatically, they see Christian schools as the single greatest opportunity to reach the most people in their community. This alone makes Christian education […]

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE: Walmart and McDonalds have apps. Why doesn’t your church?

If you don’t have an app for your church, you’re missing out on one of the key ways to communicate effectively with people today.

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