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Church Executive, September / October 2015,
Issue 5, Volume 14

Highlights include:

The CE Interview: Debi Nixon


Investing with purpose
The rise of socially responsible investing
By Don McLeod, CFP®

Achieving accessible, inclusive churches
Highlights from a Church Executive panel discussion on accommodating worshipers with hearing loss
By RaeAnn Slaybaugh


NEW! Protecting Children in the Church
Background check myths: debunking the 4 most dangerous misconceptions
By Patricia Carlson

NEW! Multisite & Portable Churches
Launch strong: 5 key strategies
By Scott Cougill

NEW! The Spirit of Stained Glass
Timeless appeal: why stained glass is always at home in places of worship
By Andrew Cary Young

NEW! Church Communication Tools
Mobile messengers: how to plan church events using mobile messaging
By Brooke Temple

NEW! Media Duplication
How to determine your church’s equipment needs
By Jennifer Loegering

NEW! Capital Planning for Churches
Capital plans 101: what they are & why you need one
By Matthew C. Swain, RS

Creating a Culture of Generosity
3 myths pastors believe about church giving technology
By Chris Heaslip

Finances & Administration for Church Leaders
Think you don’t need disability insurance? Think again
By Linda Grant

Finance & Lending Trends
Time to expand to new location(s)?
By Dan Mikes

Insurance Essentials
The most common church claims — and how to protect against them
By Eric Spacek, JD, ARM

Church Facility Stewardship
The role of a facility manager: then and now
By Tim Cool


  • Finding the right volunteer management tools
    By Mark Kitts
  • Volunteering for the 21st Century
    By Michael Jordan
  • How to engage volunteers with technology
    By Angela Huenefeld

Financial Management Strategies
What are banks looking for?
By Therese DeGroot

Intelligent Church Giving
It’s time to work smarter, not harder
By Joel Mikell & Derek Hazelet

Pastor-Friendly Sound Systems
Sound (system) decisions — why you need a consultant
By Rik Kirby & Daniel Keller

Safety Strategies
Climate change: a better way to deal with bullying
By Church Mutual Insurance Company

Pastor-Friendly Video
The St. Andrew’s mission for new video displays
By Marty Gregor

Engaging Spaces
Small, but mighty — key elements of effective small group classroom design
By Allison Parrott with Paul Lodholz, AIA, LEED AP

Church Accounting Basics
Employee — to be or not to be: why does it have to be so complicated?
By Tammy Bunting

Church Transportation
Survey the safety landscape: 5 critical factors — and their impact on your bus ministry
By Mike Jones

Designing Worship Areas
Expansion takes shape: 3 alternative site selection options, examined
By Curtiss H. Doss, AIA

Church Facilities: Building & Construction
How to avoid cost overruns: tried-and-true strategies
By Rodney James

Science Behind the Seat
Floor planning makes all the difference
By Amanda Opdycke

Streaming Made Simple
Step up your streaming game, from newbie to pro
By Andrew Ng

Church Cafés
Best practices: purchasing and supplies
By Levi Andersen


  • Making MDiv residency work for busy pastors
    By Mark Heller
  • Operation seminary: using your VA benefits for training
    By Josh Bleeker
  • Author, Pastor Mark Batterson & the secrets of pursuing “God-sized dreams”
    By Regent University’s School of Divinity
  • Desperately needed: pastors who know the Bible and theology
    By Mark A. Jacobson, D.Min.
  • Making the MDiv personal
    By Ashland Theological Seminary

Never Again
The cost of ‘knowledge’ in the Information Age
By Michael J. Bemi