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Church Executive, May / June 2015,
Issue 3, Volume 14

Highlights include:

The CE Interview: Mark Mellen

3 Keys to a Seamless Pastoral Succession

A Tale of Two Church Cafés



NEW! Church Facilities: Building & Construction
When a church moves, will its people follow?
By Rachael D. Rowland, M.P.A.

NEW! Church Facility Stewardship
An introduction to church facility stewardship
By Tim Cool

NEW! Finance & Lending Trends
Religious institution financing truths — regardless of the lending climate
By Dan Mikes

NEW! Intelligent Church Giving
Hail Mary or holy moly: There’s got to be a better way to fund ministry
By Joel Mikell & Derek Hazelet

Church Accounting Basics
Church audits: know the 4 V’s
By Tammy Bunting

Church Management Software (ChMS) Forum

Engagement leads to building disciples
By Michael Jordan

Using ChMS tools to engage visitors: 5 steps
By Mark Kitts

Invisible technology, tangible fellowship
By Sam Batterman

Continuing Education

Who has time for online continuing education? (Surprise! It’s not who you think.)
By Shawn Hussey, Ph.D.

Busy church leader? 5 tips for choosing a distance-based seminary program
By John Dyer

Church executives find quality, convenience in online education programs
By Cooper Nelson

Creating a Culture of Generosity
Proof that adding mobile giving won’t increase your church’s budget
By Derek Gillette

Creative & Proven Strategies
Phase 4: Commitment
By Paul Gage

Designing Worship Areas
Effective student spaces: 3 tried-and-true design elements
By Curtiss H. Doss, AIA

Engaging Spaces
Your youth space: 4 simple strategies to get it right
By Allison Parrott with Paul Lodholz, AIA, LEED AP

Finances & Administration for Church Leaders

Negotiating compensation without emotion
By Rev. William H. Foster, Jr.

Insurance Essentials
5 critical questions to ask your (potential) agent
By Deb Rushenberg

Never Again
Appropriate boundaries for a healthy relationship with children
By Patricia L. Neal

Pastor-Friendly Sound Systems
Understanding loudspeaker systems — what’s right for your church?
By Rik Kirby & Daniel Keller

Pastor-Friendly Video
Case study: Saddleback Church
By Marty Gregor

Safety Strategies
Social media risk — a spot check for the church?
By Peter A. Persuitti