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Best Christian Workplaces Institute announces honorees »

MERCER ISLAND, WA. -- Healthy, flourishing workplace culture makes for increasingly effective organizations. That’s the upside for 62 faith-based organizations across the U.S., Canada and Australia, which have just been honored as Certified Best Christian Workplaces by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI).…

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Get to the ‘why’ in ministry »

Over the years, I've attended many training sessions. I've taught more than my share of them and have found that often, it is the simple ideas that can be the most profound. In my ministry of equipping pastors and churches and sharing our vision of the Church, one of the lessons…

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The big Baby Boomer opportunity »

The Boomers are now 30 again. They doubled-up on years and are entering their 60s. From this point until 2030, about 10,000 Boomers will retire every day. The leadership baton is passing to Millennials. A new people are beginning to lead churches. As one among the oldest of my generation…

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Legal dos and don’t for pastors during an election year »

Since 1954, churches — and other nonprofits in America — have been prohibited from engaging in certain kinds of political activity. While these limitations might be an affront to the moral conscience of many pastors across America, it has become a way of life for 501(c)(3) organizations.…

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Proactive, preventive church facility maintenance is the way to go »

As I’ve studied the facilities management field and researched the cause and effect of the decay of everything we build, I’m more confused about why we, as God’s stewards, do such a poor job of fulfilling those duties. We would rather put off today what we can go into debt…

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Best practices: integrating hearing accessibility into your church culture »

Like a beautiful painting or a touching melody, the spoken word has the power to move us in profound ways. It can give comfort in times of need or spark the imagination with new ideas. But, for too many — due to hearing loss — the spoken word is often…

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Background check red flags: what to watch for, what they indicate — and what to do if they arise »

Ministries need to be aware that even the best applicant on paper might not seem so squeaky clean after a background check. It’s important that church leaders have a standardized policy when it comes to identifying “red flags” that will disqualify someone from employment or volunteer positions. Even red flags…

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Science Behind the Seat: the care & keeping of your big investment »

The facility manager is the shepherd of the church grounds, which might include a range of duties — from landscaping, to building maintenance, to basic maintenance of the seating. It’s important for this individual to have thorough knowledge of how to properly clean upholstery and how often to tighten bolts…

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Do you really need to build? When divvying up your existing space makes more sense »

As your church finds itself in need of more ministry space, a new building might seem like a logical solution. But, in the interest of stewardship, it pays to consider whether or not an existing space can be reimagined instead.…

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Maximizing ministry: examining ALL your streaming applications »

Having worked with many churches — often to build streaming setups from the ground up — we’ve been amazed at how their reach is expanded by the addition of an online campus. This extended reach isn’t just local, either; it can be global.…

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