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Church Executive, July / August 2015,
Issue 4, Volume 14

Highlights include:

The CE Interview: Jonathan Stockstill

Internal controls keep fraud at bay

Effective worship spaces for kids

Reduce your cyber risk: 4 strategies


NEW! Breaking Barriers
Welcome to worship: how to recognize hearing loss — and provide solutions
By Maile Keone

NEW! Church Transportation
How to buy the right transportation for your unique church
By Mike Jones

NEW! Science Behind the Seat
Seating selection made simple
By Amanda Opdycke

NEW! Church Cafés
Why a church café?
By Jim Wendt

NEW! Streaming Made Simple
Not streaming yet? 3 excellent reasons to get started
By Andrew Ng

Steel Buildings Showcase
How metal buildings have changed the way we think about
lasting church design
By Dan Walker, P.E.


  • Using technology to tame the volunteer schedule headache
    By Sam Batterman
  • ChMS-enabled volunteer management strategies
    By Mark Kitts
  • How scheduling tools can streamline your ministry efforts
    By Michael Jordan

Finances & Administration for Church Leaders
Planning for retirement: it’s your choice
By Rev. James R. Cook, CFP©.

Church Accounting Basics
Internal controls keep fraud at bay
By Tammy Bunting

Designing Worship Areas
An effective worship space for kids is no small feat
By Curtiss H. Doss, AIA

Pastor-Friendly Sound Systems
Specifying a church sound system
By Rik Kirby & Daniel Keller

Engaging Spaces
4 types of adult classroom spaces — done right
By Allison Parrott with Paul Lodholz, AIA, LEED AP

Finance & Lending Trends
Does it make sense to refinance right now? (Even though you might
be facing a prepayment penalty)
By Dan Mikes

Intelligent Church Giving
Making sense of marketplace mumbo-jumbo: what church leaders
really need to know
By Joel Mikell & Derek Hazelet

Financial Management Strategies
Best practices: insurance review and planning
By Therese DeGroot

Pastor-Friendly Video
LED display walls: placement guidelines & suggestions
By Marty Gregor

Creating a Culture of Generosity
Only 42% of churches accept online donations — new survey results
By Derek Gillette

Safety Strategies
4 practical ways churches can reduce their cyber risk
By Steve Robinson

Creative & Proven Strategies
Phase 5: Giving & Follow-up
By Paul Gage

Insurance Essentials
How to read and understand your church insurance policy
By Andy Noga

Never Again
Policies and parameters: how to protect your church before
tragedy strikes
By Crispin Ketelhut

Church Facility Stewardship
Church facility management vs. maintenance
By Tim Cool