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September / October 2016, Issue 5, Volume 15

September / October 2016, Issue 5, Volume 15

JOEL SIMS: A son’s legacy — and a father’s foundation — meet In 2001, Senior Pastor Ronnie Sims at Word of Life Church in Flowood, MS, passed away. It was a pivotal time in the church’s life: a $10-million facility had been drawn up. It was Phase 1. His son, Joel Sims, was a senior in high school at the time. Two years later, at just 19, he took the reins. In 2011, the church completed Phase 1. Now, just five years later, Word of Life is embarking on Phase 2 — an $18.2 million, family-focused campus expansion. Clearly, this growth was not without its setbacks. To persevere (indeed, to thrive!) in the midst of the most challenging circumstances has taught Joel a very important lesson — one he says every pastor needs to heed: Don’t go it alone.

July / August 2016, Issue 4, Volume 15

July / August 2016, Issue 4, Volume 15

lifton Guy, Director of Information Technology at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS, is a preacher’s kid. Two of his siblings are also pastors, as is his wife. But, Clifton himself is a self-professed “technical guy,” with a real interest in computers since childhood. He earned his degree in computer engineering and embarked on a 10-year career in IT software development. He’s also an entrepreneur, having started two tech companies and served on the management team of two other startups. So, Resurrection was in very good hands when it was time to upgrade its church management software platform. Here’s how Guy orchestrated an intensive, intelligent selection process … and what you need to know before making a similar investment at your own church.

May / June 2016, Issue 3, Volume 15

May / June 2016, Issue 3, Volume 15

Church Executive magazine May/June 2016 Published on May 25, 2016 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

March / April 2016, Issue 2, Volume 15

March / April 2016, Issue 2, Volume 15

Church Executive magazine March / April 2016 Published on Mar 31, 2016 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

January / February 2016, Issue 1, Volume 15

January / February 2016, Issue 1, Volume 15

Church Executive Magazine jan-feb 2016 Published on Jan 28, 2016 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

November / December 2015, Issue 6, Volume 14

November / December 2015, Issue 6, Volume 14

Church Executive Nov.-Dec. 2015 Digital Version Published on Nov 23, 2015 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

September / October 2015, Issue 5, Volume 14

September / October 2015, Issue 5, Volume 14

Church Executive Sept/Oct 2015 digital version Published on Sep 20, 2015 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

July / August 2015, Issue 4, Volume 14

July / August 2015, Issue 4, Volume 14

Church Executive July / Aug 2015 Published on Jul 26, 2015 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

March / April 2015, Issue 2, Volume 14

March / April 2015, Issue 2, Volume 14

Church Executive mar/apr 2015 Published on Mar 12, 2015 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

January / February 2015, Issue 1, Volume 14

January / February 2015, Issue 1, Volume 14

CE jan feb 2015 digital edition Published on Jan 26, 2015

Church Executive, May / June 2016, Issue 3, Volume 15

Church Executive, May / June 2016, Issue 3, Volume 15

Church Executive magazine May/June 2016 Published on May 25, 2016 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

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