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Evangelical Christian named to TIME’s 100 Most Influential People for Work on Climate »

FRANKLIN, IN /Christian Newswire — According to a statement by the Rev. Mitch Hescox, President & CEO, Evangelical Environmental Network, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe — scientific advisor to the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) — has been named TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world. The statement reads as follows: “Dr.…

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Inspired by the need for wholesome content sharing, Godinterest offers a Pinterest alternative »

LONDON / Christian Newswire  — Godinterest was designed for Christians, entrepreneurs and ministries that use Pinterest but want to share within a Christian environment. Speculation is growing about the content the owners of Godinterest will and will not permit, but how does it actually differ from Pinterest? Godinterest was founded…

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Diverse groups defend clergy tax break »

By Bob Allen ASSOCIATED BAPTIST PRESS  — Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus may have different ideas about God, but they all agree on a tax break for clergy under attack by an atheist group that says it discriminates against the non-religious. Interests diverse as conservative evangelicals, mainline Protestants and one…

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A multi-site story »

As an XP prepares to set up his church’s fourth location, he looks back on the road to multi-site. By Eric Rojas In 2004, my church — Christ Community Church in St. Charles, IL — was formed primarily to reach the area’s unchurched. In 20 years, we grew from six…

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Worldviews at odds »

Perspectives on the April 14 "Elaine photography case" U.S. Supreme Court ruling to let the lower court ruling stand…

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Avoid these 5 staffing mistakes »

“The single most important thing great companies did that good companies didn’t was make superb people decisions.” That was from Jim Collins at the Catalyst West conference last year. Collins is one of my favorites — OK, my favorite — author on leadership from a business perspective. The research his…

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Health care chaplaincy takes big step to becoming evidence-based, association professionals agree »

NEW YORK /Christian Newswire  — Leaders of three professional health care chaplaincy organizations convened on April 1 at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network‘s conference Caring for the Human Spirit: Driving the Research Agenda in Spiritual Care in Health Care to voice unanimity on collaborating to advance the discipline’s ability to provide better…

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ACRU: Leave Clergy Housing Allowance Alone »

Freedom from Religion Foundation is “trying to use the federal courts to destroy religious freedom and independence from government control,” said American Civil Rights Union Chairman Susan A. Carleson. WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rule allowing clergy to have a tax-exempt housing allowance…

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Share Your Prayer campaign urges video and faith-driven response to child abuse and neglect »

WASHINGTON /Christian Newswire — Each year, more than 680,000 children are abused or neglected, and as many as 1,500 die as a result. In an effort to protect these vulnerable children, Shepherding the Next Generation — a network of more than 300 evangelical pastors and faith leaders — is encouraging…

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Expert advice for accommodating the next generation of generosity »

Designed as a fast, simple, secure, tactile — and fun — new-school giving option…

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Gaining grounds »

Church cafés are on the rise in large churches. But, launching a successful one requires expert advice.…

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Do you really need a Master of Divinity to pastor? »

Statistics from groups such as the Association of Theological Schools reveal that the Master of Divinity degree…

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LEADERSHIP JohnMarkComer

A Voice for the Emerging Generation

Since 2011, John Mark Comer, 33, has been the lead pastor of Bridgetown…

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Of clones and unicorns: Some thoughts on succession

I was an eager beaver new believer. …

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RISK MANAGEMENT internetsecurity

Cybercrime: not just a “big business” concern

Cyber criminals are turning their attention to easy targets — including religious organizations.…

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Perspectives on violence in the sanctuary

Graphic images of violent situations are aired hundreds — if not thousands — of times, as major television stations repeatedly play the stories. …

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User-friendly worship lighting

When assembling your worship lighting setup, one critical (but often overlooked) step is to match its complexity with users’ skill level.…

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Making worship accessible to everyone

Having the right assistive listening system available to worshippers engages members with hearing loss, keeps parents of young children in the loop in the event of a quick exit, and even breaks down language barriers.…

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MISSIONS & TRAVEL FaithBasedCommunicationNetwork

Have phone, will travel

Fresh ideas for a tried-and-true connection tool …

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AmericaIsraelTravel

Destination: Israel

For many church  leaders, the idea of a group trip to Israel is compelling. However, the logistics of planning such an excursion can strike fear in the heart of even the most adventurous pastor. To quell the hesitation, Noam Matas — general manager of the Calabasas, CA-based America Israel Travel…

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2 quick tips for planning a disastrous mission trip

A group of 12 teenagers from your church just convinced the senior pastor they can raise the money for an evangelistic outreach. …

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