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Church Executive, January / February 2015,
Issue 1, Volume 14


Highlights include:

The CE Interview: Mari Beth Poor

Building the Building Team

PLUS! 2014 Church Executive Good Steward Awards



NEW! Continuing Education

Seminary training is more important — and obtainable — than ever.
By Leroy Goertzen, D.Min.

Ring in the New Year and answer to a higher calling

NEW! Finances & Administration for Church Leaders
The value of a pastoral relations committee
By Rev. Dr. Sara Day, CFP

NEW! Church Management Software (CMS) Forum

Financial management Q&A: a pastor’s perspective
By Mark Kitts

8 questions to ask when evaluating financial applications in your CMS
By Alfred Johnson

Where ministry meets monetary
By Michael Jordan

NEW! Pastor-Friendly Sound Systems
Making sound (system) decisions
By Rik Kirby & Daniel Keller

NEW! Creating a Culture of Generosity
Chronologically incorrect: a new approach to engaging first-time givers
By Derek Gillette

Church Growth Essentials
Creating momentum for the generous heart
By Chuck Klein and Dean Byler

Creative & Proven Strategies
Get organized! The three P’s of a successful capital campaign
By Paul Gage

Designing Worship Areas
Worship takes shape: examining traditional sanctuary design — past, present and future
By Curtiss H. Doss, AIA

Engaging Spaces
Engaging sanctuaries: 3 design “musts”
By Allison Parrott and Paul Lodholz, AIA, LEED AP

Never Again
Board duty is serious business!
By Michael J. Bemi

Safety Strategies
Clear your path to a safe church
By Amy M. Kimmes