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Unregulated security solutions pose danger to schools »

Schools are facing increasing pressure from school boards, parents and communities to address security vulnerabilities. That pressure is ramped up every time there is a school shooting. In many ways, this pressure is a positive catalyst that nudges schools to take steps to reduce their safety and security risks. However, as…

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4 leadership lessons from March Madness »

It’s here -- the bracket of glory, or the bracket of destruction. While we’re watching the games and reviewing our brackets, there are a few leadership lessons to learn from all the madness.…

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Can you hear me now? 6 communication lessons learned »

“Listening” online can be similar and yet very different from audible conversations. For years, we have been told that we need to listen twice as much as we talk since God gave us two ears and only one mouth. I have trained many consultants in the art of listening with…

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Clear your path to a safe church — new eBook available »

Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council. Those injuries accounted for about 8.8 million visits to the emergency room in 2013. In this insightful eBook, you'll learn how routine maintenance at your church can help.…

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Continuing education options for busy pastors–new eBook available »

Discover how an advanced-degree can prepare you to lead your church more effectively. From Christian leadership, to urban and cross-cultural ministry and beyond, this eBook can open the door to various fields in Christian ministry.…

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. named to the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list for fourth consecutive year »

On Monday, when Ethisphere released its 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies list, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. was on it, for a fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes 132 companies spanning 21 countries and five continents that “embrace the correlation between ethical business practices, public trust and improved company performance.”…

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Church giving survey — win a $500 “Pastor’s Night In” package! »

This "mystery grab bag" is full of items designed to help pastors relax, be inspired, and get recharged. No essay questions or homework required; just take a few minutes to respond and you could win a restorative night at home.…

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The top 5 traits of absurdly great leaders »

If you feel you’re missing the mark, you’re not alone. If you feel like you’re just an absurd leader instead of an absurdly great leader, you’re not alone. These are high marks. However, if you make these your top priorities in leadership, you will find that you will soon be…

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6 questions to challenge your church facility technical know-how »

If you haven't intentionally committed as much time in making it one of the most efficient and effective operational systems as you have developing your network and IT infrastructure, you have missed an incredible opportunity to impact the financial status of your church. Also, remember that your facilities will have…

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When the well runs dry »

Pastors are unusually dependent on “the well.” All people are to one degree or another, but pastors are more dependent on “the well” than others — in part because they participate first-hand in helping replenish the wells of others. When we dry up, the results are felt by others.…

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4 leadership lessons from March Madness

It’s here -- the bracket of glory, or the bracket of destruction. While we’re watching the games and reviewing our brackets, there are a few leadership lessons to learn from all the madness.…

3-19-15 / No Comment / Read More »
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Can you hear me now? 6 communication lessons learned

“Listening” online can be similar and yet very different from audible conversations. For years, we have been told that we need to listen twice as much as we talk since God gave us two ears and only one mouth. I have trained many consultants in the art of listening with…

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Unregulated security solutions pose danger to schools

Schools are facing increasing pressure from school boards, parents and communities to address security vulnerabilities. That pressure is ramped up every time there is a school shooting. In many ways, this pressure is a positive catalyst that nudges schools to take steps to reduce their safety and security risks. However, as…

3-20-15 / No Comment / Read More »
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. named to the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list for fourth consecutive year

On Monday, when Ethisphere released its 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies list, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. was on it, for a fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes 132 companies spanning 21 countries and five continents that “embrace the correlation between ethical business practices, public trust and improved company performance.”…

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How to make a sound (system) investment — new eBook Available

Few things are more critical than hearing the Word. A service that fails to communicate and inspire will not keep its congregation for long. In this valuable new eBook, series authors Rik Kirby and Daniel Keller help you make a sound decision when it comes to an integrated audio system…

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Making sound (system) decisions

What defines good sound? While some might argue that the concept is subjective, there are certain aspects of a good sound system that we can all agree on. Spoken word should be intelligible. Musical performance should be clear and full-range. And sound should be consistent, everywhere in the house. Of course,…

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The CE Interview: MARI BETH POOR — finding solutions by serving

As iServe pastor, Mari Beth Poor oversees the “on the mountain” ministries that enhance the overall experience of people attending Sunday worship services at Mountaintop Community Church. These include guest services, student ministries, children’s ministry, and worship and media. She also leads the church’s “off the mountain” community efforts and…

1-28-15 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Safety Strategies: The vast frontier — and associated risks

In a smaller, more technological world, we can’t afford to underestimate proactive, collaborative safety and risk management strategies. The Ebola crisis has all of us thinking differently, for the time being. Unfortunately, our sensitizing is hard to sustain with so much information hitting our radar screens.…

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Destination: Israel

The most frequently asked questions travelers have — and their answers.…

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