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“Church management software: focus on financial functions” — New eBook Available »

In this insightful new eBook, Mark Kitts -- a founding pastor prior to joining the software world -- talks about how ChMS-enabled financial functions can truly support a church. He also details some of the most underused ChMS financial functions.…

3-5-15 / No Comment / Read More »

How to engage first-time givers — new eBook Available »

In an insightful new eBook, "Creating a Culture of Generosity" series author Derek Gillette discusses how church leaders can engage and connect with these unique givers -- in a way that builds a long-term relationship.…

3-4-15 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

2-27-15 / No Comment / Read More »

How to avoid “the money pit” when purchasing a church facility »

A litany of items must be explored and navigated by any church looking to acquire another facility. Be careful to not get too excited about the “deal” that you do not perform adequate due diligence. The time, energy and/or money invested will be worth every dime and minute.…

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Financial planning for clergy and church administrators: upcoming webinars »

The statistics on Americans and retirement planning are staggering. More than half of us do not know how much we will need to live a comfortable retirement, and 60 percent have saved less than $25,000. For clergy, the economics of retirement can be even more challenging.…

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The difference between a “can do” church and a “can’t do” church »

Every church also faces obstacles. What is the difference between churches that approach obstacles with a “can do” attitude over others that have a “can’t do” attitude? What makes a church have a lively optimism over a dead pessimism?…

2-20-15 / 1 Comment / Read More »

3 shades of leadership grey »

There are 2 types of people in the world -- rule-breakers and rule-keepers. I admit that I am a rule-keeper. There, I said it. As such, you might think that I am a black-and-white type of guy. The reality is that I’m not all that much. Here are 3 reasons…

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Kebony wood provides Swedish chapel with sleek, durable façade »

Earlier this month, Kebony wood unveiled its first completed project with ecclesiastical design. It was chosen as the material of choice to create a façade for a new chapel which opened last autumn in Mölndal, Sweden. European churches tend to use traditional building materials for posterity, permanence and durability, so…

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Church management software (ChMS): where ministry meets monetary — new eBook available »

In some ways, churches must run like businesses. However, houses of worship have specific needs that secular accounting software just can't accommodate. In this insightful new eBook, ChMS expert Michael Jordan talks about those unique needs -- and how the right ChMS meets them. Download this eBook now! And, keep…

2-20-15 / No Comment / Read More »

New eBook spotlights finances & administration — especially for church leaders »

In a valuable new eBook, "Finances & Administration for Church Leaders" Rev. Dr. Sara Day, CFP®, examines the value of a pastoral relations committee -- among the most effective methods for strengthening the lines of communication between the pastor and the congregation.…

2-18-15 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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How to engage first-time givers — new eBook Available

In an insightful new eBook, "Creating a Culture of Generosity" series author Derek Gillette discusses how church leaders can engage and connect with these unique givers -- in a way that builds a long-term relationship.…

3-4-15 / No Comment / Read More »
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How to avoid “the money pit” when purchasing a church facility

A litany of items must be explored and navigated by any church looking to acquire another facility. Be careful to not get too excited about the “deal” that you do not perform adequate due diligence. The time, energy and/or money invested will be worth every dime and minute.…

2-23-15 / No Comment / Read More »
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New eBook: How to keep your people safe — even when they’re far away

In a smaller, more technological world, church leaders can't afford to underestimate proactive, collaborative safety and risk management strategies. To that end, in this informative new eBook, Peter A. Persuitti, managing director, Religious Practice, at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., talks about how to proactively protect church staff and volunteers…

2-12-15 / No Comment / Read More »
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Safety Strategies: Clear your path to a safe church

The aisles that guide your congregation to a higher power could lead to slips, trips and falls if you’re not careful. 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…

1-28-15 / No Comment / Read More »
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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…

2-27-15 / No Comment / Read More »
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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,…

1-27-15 / No Comment / Read More »
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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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