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Church Executive, November / December 2015,
Issue 6, Volume 14

Highlights include:

The CE Interview: Chris Hodges


8 key questions: How to choose the right management system for your church 
By Hal Hallum

Choosing the right ChMS = not choosing a ChMS at all 
By Michael Jordan

ChMS: Ask “why?” before you buy 
By Sam Batterman

When is the right time for a new ChMS? 
By John Connell and Emily Kanter


Protecting Children in the Church
The true cost of stewardship: 3 reasons why cost isn’t everything when it comes to screening
By Patricia Carlson

Finances & Administration for Church Leaders
Year-end tax & portfolio planning for pastors
By Brian Doughney, CFA, CFP®

Designing Worship Areas
How technology affects worship space design
By Curtiss H. Doss, AIA with Doug Hood

Church Accounting Basics
Transparency & accountability: How to lay the foundation for true church accounting stewardship
By Tammy Bunting

Science Behind the Seat
Construction & materials: breaking down seating selection
By Amanda Opdycke

Creating a Culture of Generosity
7 best practices for reaching your church’s budget goals
By Derek Gillette

Insurance Essentials
What happens after you submit a church insurance claim?
By Dave Sours

Intelligent Church Giving
How 2 churches use data and technology to reach more and raise more
By Joel Mikell & Derek Hazelet

Finance & Lending Trends
Construction financing, revisited: Lender experience — and your preparation — are keys to success
By Dan Mikes

The Spirit of Stained Glass
True colors: Examining the enduring spirit of stained glass in the Church
By Andrew Cary Young

Church Facility Stewardship
Top 5 facility management challenges
By Tim Cool

Church Transportation
Long-term maintenance considerations
By Mike Jones

Streaming Made Simple
What quality church live streaming looks like
By Andrew Ng

Pastor-Friendly Sound Systems
Sound (system) decisions — maintaining your investment
By Rik Kirby & Daniel Keller

Safety Strategies
Safeguard your church — and your people
By Church Mutual Insurance Company

Engaging Spaces
Entry & wayfinding
By Allison Parrott with Paul Lodholz, AIA, LEED AP

Church Communication Tools
How messaging tech can drive fundraising efforts
By Brooke Temple

Breaking Barriers
Connecting congregants to inspiration with assistive listening
By Maile Keone

Never Again
Balancing religious freedom & employment rights
By Michael J. Bemi


Continuing Education: Which “more” do you need?
By David Sanford

Risk Management Report
CBO: Collaboration = Better Off
By Peter A. Persuitti