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In our last article, we together began our journey to move “beyond insurance.” We then examined the first step in that process: risk identification, analysis and evaluation. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: risk avoidance.…

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How the hourly wage rules will affect churches »

All employers — even churches — must be aware that the Department of Labor (DOL) takes the default position that all employees are nonexempt. This means they are eligible for minimum wage and overtime pay unless the employer can demonstrate that an exemption outlined by the DOL and the Act…

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12 diseases of a church facility »

By Tim Cool A while back, Gary Nicholson, a church architect formerly with LifeWay in Nashville, wrote a blog about 9 diseases of church facilities. Since that post, our researchers have determined that there are additional diseases that many church facilities — and those involved in church facility care and…

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Why every church should move toward cultural and racial diversity »

This issue of diversity is not only a demographic reality, it’s a gospel reality. What humanity segregates, God brings back together. Our churches should reflect this demographic change. Indeed, the church should lead with this demographic change. …

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Healthy staff norms — 9 principles for working on a church staff »

In my more than 35 years spent leading congregations and staff teams, 9 principles have consistently served to improve morale, avoid problems, and help everyone achieve success in ministry.…

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CHURCH EXECUTIVE Leadership Library »

A curated collection of great books for pastors                                                                                    …

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Beautiful sound, naturally »

The Grotto — a stunning outdoor sanctuary in Portland — is a truly challenging audio environment. First and foremost, church leaders needed awe-inspiring audio to match the sanctuary’s surroundings. But, the system also had to be flexible, reliable, durable … and discrete. Here’s how they got everything on their wish list.…

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Acts of violence: prevention and response »

By Eric Spacek, JD, ARM As church leaders, staff, volunteers or even members of the church, it is hard to imagine a religious facility being a prime target for criminals. Churches are seen as sacred and safe places; however, violent incidents of varying natures happen several times each year across…

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The state of religious lending »

By Dan Mikes Religious institution expansion appears to be on the rebound, and the willingness of financial institutions to support this growth remains strong. At the same time, the religious institution segment as a whole seems to have learned from some of the challenges it faced through the downturn. In this…

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The Church Executive “Leadership Library” — 6 GREAT Books for Pastors »

A curated collection of great resources for pastors   The Charles Stanley Life Principles Bible, NKJV The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible delivers Dr. Stanley’s cherished values to benefit every Christian in his or her life’s pursuits. The result is a Bible overflowing with practical articles, notes, and sidebars that help…

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Don’t touch — or you might get burned!

In our last article, we together began our journey to move “beyond insurance.” We then examined the first step in that process: risk identification, analysis and evaluation. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: risk avoidance.…

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12 diseases of a church facility

By Tim Cool A while back, Gary Nicholson, a church architect formerly with LifeWay in Nashville, wrote a blog about 9 diseases of church facilities. Since that post, our researchers have determined that there are additional diseases that many church facilities — and those involved in church facility care and…

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Don’t touch — or you might get burned!

In our last article, we together began our journey to move “beyond insurance.” We then examined the first step in that process: risk identification, analysis and evaluation. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: risk avoidance.…

5-31-16 / No Comment / Read More »
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Acts of violence: prevention and response

By Eric Spacek, JD, ARM As church leaders, staff, volunteers or even members of the church, it is hard to imagine a religious facility being a prime target for criminals. Churches are seen as sacred and safe places; however, violent incidents of varying natures happen several times each year across…

5-19-16 / No Comment / Read More »
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Beautiful sound, naturally

The Grotto — a stunning outdoor sanctuary in Portland — is a truly challenging audio environment. First and foremost, church leaders needed awe-inspiring audio to match the sanctuary’s surroundings. But, the system also had to be flexible, reliable, durable … and discrete. Here’s how they got everything on their wish list.…

5-19-16 / No Comment / Read More »
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Multisite & portable churches: essential equipment considerations

Choosing equipment for a portable church is significantly different than choosing equipment for a permanent church building. Churches that don’t acknowledge this will likely make things much harder for volunteers and experience more breakage, require far more storage, and end up spending more money in the long run.…

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Financing your church bus fleet: common questions

When it comes to buying a church bus, the first question is always: Buy or lease? Obviously, a church needs to assess its needs and weigh the costs of buying or leasing a bus and what works best for its congregation. But I will say this: Buying a bus outright has…

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Church Transportation: Long-term maintenance considerations

If you’re in the market for a church bus, you really need to think about what happens “down the road” — i.e., in terms of maintenance. Here are six questions you should ask before you buy, and some expert advice.…

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How to select a mission partner

The requests come through different means -- email, in-person, lunch meetings, over coffee, phone calls, and social media. The asks all differ slightly, but the spirit of most of them is the same: Will you support my ministry? …

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