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Tweet it, post it, share it: What’s your church story? »

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS) / COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Organizers of the international Back to Church Sunday® movement want to know: What’s your church story? How was your life blessed by your experiences at a church? For millions of people, church is where they learn about God. They have stories…

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Faith communities are dumping their fossil fuel investments »

By Lauren Markoe RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS)— Worried about global warming, a growing number of churches and other faith groups are divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Activists support fossil fuel divestment in front of…

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So your church members are wired. How do you organize all the social networking? »

Once social media becomes part of a church ministry, it can be overwhelming to manage.…

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Move over, smiley face: New religious emojis on the way »

(RNS) — In addition to smiley faces, high heels and frogs, Unicode is rolling out a new batch of 250 emojis,among them a set of religious icons. Unicode is the character coding system that gives a unique number for every character, allowing different companies to have access and the support…

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Why your church needs more (often) announcements in worship »

Most of us have entered the twilight zone of worship announcements at some point. A person approaches the pulpit with the same gait as one walking the plank. A piece of paper unfolds, multiple times. The throat clears … loudly. What follows is usually awkward, many times painful, and sometimes…

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: See something — say something? »

We’ve all heard of the “See Something, Say SomethingTM” campaign. But, how does this concept apply in a house of worship?…

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NACBA 2014 Conference »

An excellent lending / finance roundtable this morning at NACBA 2014!                         NACBA 2014 opening night reception! Excited to be a part of it.…

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Church Executive to debut new series — “Never Again” — in July / Aug 2014 issue »

PHOENIX —The July/Aug 2014 issue of Church Executive — mailing out July 23 — will debut “Never Again,” an insightful, practical new series brought to you by the experts at The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc. — a recognized leader in risk management. In the first installment, President &…

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Can churches grow in the summer? »

Of course they can. In fact, churches should grow in the summer. However, they rarely do for one simple reason: Their leaders let down too much. Some churches I know do away with children’s ministry for the summer to give their teachers a rest. Others quit small groups or put…

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Protect your church from domestic disputes »

Before domestic disputes make their way to your church, know how to protect your congregation.…

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