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How to avoid “the money pit” when purchasing a church facility »

A litany of items must be explored and navigated by any church looking to acquire another facility. Be careful to not get too excited about the “deal” that you do not perform adequate due diligence. The time, energy and/or money invested will be worth every dime and minute.…

2-23-15 / No Comment / Read More »

Financial planning for clergy and church administrators: upcoming webinars »

The statistics on Americans and retirement planning are staggering. More than half of us do not know how much we will need to live a comfortable retirement, and 60 percent have saved less than $25,000. For clergy, the economics of retirement can be even more challenging.…

2-23-15 / No Comment / Read More »

The difference between a “can do” church and a “can’t do” church »

Every church also faces obstacles. What is the difference between churches that approach obstacles with a “can do” attitude over others that have a “can’t do” attitude? What makes a church have a lively optimism over a dead pessimism?…

2-20-15 / 1 Comment / Read More »

3 shades of leadership grey »

There are 2 types of people in the world -- rule-breakers and rule-keepers. I admit that I am a rule-keeper. There, I said it. As such, you might think that I am a black-and-white type of guy. The reality is that I’m not all that much. Here are 3 reasons…

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Kebony wood provides Swedish chapel with sleek, durable façade »

Earlier this month, Kebony wood unveiled its first completed project with ecclesiastical design. It was chosen as the material of choice to create a façade for a new chapel which opened last autumn in Mölndal, Sweden. European churches tend to use traditional building materials for posterity, permanence and durability, so…

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Church management software (ChMS): where ministry meets monetary — new eBook available »

In some ways, churches must run like businesses. However, houses of worship have specific needs that secular accounting software just can't accommodate. In this insightful new eBook, ChMS expert Michael Jordan talks about those unique needs -- and how the right ChMS meets them. Download this eBook now! And, keep…

2-20-15 / No Comment / Read More »

New eBook spotlights finances & administration — especially for church leaders »

In a valuable new eBook, "Finances & Administration for Church Leaders" Rev. Dr. Sara Day, CFP®, examines the value of a pastoral relations committee -- among the most effective methods for strengthening the lines of communication between the pastor and the congregation.…

2-18-15 / 2 Comments / Read More »

New eBook examines — in-depth — the “heart” of church design: the worship space »

Every church is different. Even so, one thing they all have in common is the desire to create a space that evokes and contributes to a person's worship experience. In this in-depth new eBook, "Designing Worship Spaces" series author Curtiss H. Doss, AIA -- who has designed for church clients…

2-13-15 / No Comment / Read More »

New eBook: How to keep your people safe — even when they’re far away »

In a smaller, more technological world, church leaders can't afford to underestimate proactive, collaborative safety and risk management strategies. To that end, in this informative new eBook, Peter A. Persuitti, managing director, Religious Practice, at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., talks about how to proactively protect church staff and volunteers…

2-12-15 / No Comment / Read More »

Is your church campus truly engaging? A new eBook breaks it down »

For a church campus design to be effective, it must be engaging -- beginning the moment someone walks through the door. In this new eBook, co-authors Allison Parrott and Paul Lodholz of Ziegler Cooper Architects discuss the importance of designing an engaging first impression: the church lobby, as well as…

2-12-15 / No Comment / Read More »