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Founded in 2002, Church Executive has established itself as the leading business and management magazine for large Christian churches. With a readership almost wholly made up of senior pastors, executive pastors and business administrators from churches with weekend attendance of 1,000 or more, Church Executive focuses on topics like stewardship, finances, fund raising, capital campaigns, multi-site operations, communications, tax and legal issues, facilities, staffing, transportation and human resources.

In addition to a monthly magazine delivered in both print and digital format, Church Executive produces a bi-monthly electronic newsletter and maintains a dynamic website, churchexecutive.com. Through all our media we provide high quality information designed to meet the non-spiritual needs of our readers. Our mission, in short, is to help church leaders become better stewards.

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ChMS Forum: Volunteering for the 21st Century »

No one wants to volunteer in your church. Scary thought, isn’t it?…

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2 key filters for evaluating senior leaders you don’t know »

Perhaps you’ve noticed, but a few people are beginning to campaign for the presidential election in 2016. Ultimately, the field will narrow to two (maybe three). I’m not a political junkie, but I try to pay attention to someone who might end up leading my country.…

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Healthy church members: how they help create (and grow) healthy churches »

Just as every pastor should be concerned about church health, every true believer should be interested as well in how to be a "healthy church member." As we focused on the local church in the last blog, I thought I would address the topic as well from a local church…

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The role of a facility manager: then vs. now »

In our previous series installment, we explored the vast contrasts between facility management and facility maintenance. The chasm has grown significantly over the past few decades. And, over the next several years, I believe it will grow at even a greater rate. Why? Because these facilities’ levels of complexity require a…

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CAPITAL PLANS 101: What they are. Why you need one. »

“We’re an old church; we just replace things when they break.” This is the common response when I ask church leaders throughout the nation about their long-term capital planning strategy. While this statement might be true for many worship facilities, for many years, that doesn’t mean it’s the wisest form…

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Making the MDiv personal »

By design, MDiv degrees develop competency in ministry skills. That’s a given. But, at Ashland Theological Seminary, the process starts, continues — and concludes — with an emphasis on personal formation, as well.…

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Desperately needed: pastors who know the Bible and theology »

While no one model for the “ideal pastor” exists, the work of pastors can be divided into three broad categories: (1) ministering the Word, (2) pastoral care, and (3) administration. …

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Author, Pastor Mark Batterson & the secrets of pursuing “God-sized dreams” »

New York Times best-selling author and Regent alumnus Mark Batterson ’12 (Divinity) believes in dreaming big and praying bold prayers. It is a principle that he explored in his popular book The Circle Maker, and one that has guided his ministry for the last 18 years. As lead pastor of National…

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Operation seminary: using your VA benefits for training »

You’ve served your country faithfully. Now, you desire to serve the church more strategically. How can you best use the VA benefits you’ve earned to get the biblical training you want?…

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Making MDiv residency work for busy pastor »

Grand Canyon University (GCU) recently completed its second residency for the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program. GCU’s MDiv program within the College of Theology offers learning with interpersonal collaboration to develop and inspire future worship leaders.…

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