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Performance bonds: beneficial or a waste of money? »

For most of my professional career, I have been anti-performance and payment bond-oriented. To me, they seem like such a waste of money. In short, they're just an insurance policy (although the Surety industry would say they are not “insurance” but rather a “guarantee” -- semantics!) in the unlikely event…

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Ordination class of 2015 shows increase in number ordained, reflects positive impact of support from families, Catholic schools, parish priests »

WASHINGTON -- The 2015 class of men ordained to the priesthood report that they were, on average, about 17 when they first considered a vocation to the priesthood and encouraged to consider a vocation by an average of four people. Seven in 10 (71 percent) say they were encouraged by a…

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What makes a leader a Christian leader? »

As a big fan of Major League Baseball and Christianity, I like to keep my ears open to hearing of Christian ballplayers. It’s not that their statistics are going to be any different or that they run faster or slower. I watch them to see how they live.…

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Dollar’s dollars: restricted gifts and abandoned projects »

Televangelist Creflo Dollar recently came under fire for asking that 200,000 of his followers donate $300 each to buy a $60-million luxury jet for his use. In the wake of bad publicity associated with the request, it appears that he may have cancelled the campaign before reaching his goal. The…

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‘Heads up’ safety — a paramount concern »

The Christian high school had much to be proud of: a history of academic excellence; a great reputation for community service; and also, as a much respected perennial contender for state football champion.…

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How to choose the right insurance for your church »

The one constant when purchasing insurance is uncertainty. A few days of unexpected rain can carry in its wake a flood of unwelcome expenses and stress. Thankfully, insurance minimizes the havoc that can occur from such an event.…

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Phase 3: The Campaign »

In this series installment, Paul Gage spotlights the public phase of the process: the Campaign itself. It’s a critical time — and it requires plenty of prep work to get right.…

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Safety Strategies: Playing it safe »

Accidents and injuries were almost a given, accepted as an inevitable part of life. Even during a span of eight years of the 21st century, more than 200,000 children were treated in emergency rooms each year for playground-related injuries. But these times, they are a changin’ — and passively accepting that…

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Fraud prevention: are you doing all you can? »

Banks are in the business of risk management — so, who better to help your ministry manage fraud and the onslaught of cybercrime making news almost every day?…

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LED display walls: 101 »

To discuss what an LED display wall is — and how it can enhance the worship experience and your church’s financial bottom line — we must first understand what an LED is.…

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