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Ebola prompts hands-off Mass in Fort Worth, Texas »

(RNS) The Blood of Christ will not be offered during Mass. The Host will be placed in the hands, not on the tongue. And the faithful should not hold hands while reciting the “Our Father.” These are but a few of the guidelines the Diocese of Fort Worth — not far from the…

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Faith Audience Presents Growth Opportunity for Entertainment Industry, New Research Finds »

62% of Faith Driven Consumers would watch at least three additional hours of TV or movies weekly if there were more faith-friendly options, 55% say there are not enough options in the marketplace, and nearly 40% say lack of family-friendly options prevents them from going to the movies more often…

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Your church website — keep it simple »

A user-friendly, flexible website platform can streamline (and improve) your church’s online presence.…

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Five Advantages of a Flexible Church Staff »

Few established churches turn on a dime. Some don’t turn at all. …

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The 4 Most Important Words That a Leader Can Utter »

staff management, church leadership, leadership lessons…

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Results of Seminaries not engaging five realities: »

A new report updating church giving and membership data through 2012 observes that Christian seminaries and intellectuals have not engaged five cultural realities. …

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‘Heaven,’ A New Film from My Hope with Billy Graham, to Debut Next Month »

Churches across U.S. Making Plans to Use Never-Before-Seen Message from Billy Graham to Reach Out in Local Communities CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 /Christian Newswire — The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is making its final preparations in advance of the debut of the new film called “Heaven,” which will release…

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When it comes to benefits, data drives decisions for religious organizations »

ITASCA, IL — Recent research by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and its Religious Practice (Benefits Division), shows religious employers throughout the country are facing a common challenge: aligning benefits cost containment strategies with organizational goals. So say the more than 1,800 organizations which have contributed to the 2014 Benefits…

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National Religious Broadcasters Announces Theme for 2015 Convention »

MANASSAS, Va., Sept. 26, 2014 /Christian Newswire — “Proclaim” is the theme for the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention, sponsored by the National Religious Broadcasters, to be held February 23-26, 2015, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. Christian media and ministry professionals are invited…

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Religion Newswriters Association recognizes teen writers at its annual awards »

Brooklyn, NY—KidSpirit, the online magazine and community by and for 11- to 17-year-olds, was awarded an Honorable Mention by the Religion Newswriters Association for its Interfaith Connections department in the Online Religion Section of the Year category. KidSpirit was the only youth publication honored. The Interfaith Connections column was created…

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Make “cents” of compensation

By Jim Cook, CFP® I recently had a conversation with the new administrator of a large, multi-site congregation regarding review of the pay structure for the staff. She was shocked by the seemingly random salaries for many staff, noting that many — with similar levels of responsibility, background and credentials…

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Good Steward Award: Staff management (multi-site)

First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL)…

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Ambushed in the church parking lot

Examining mandatory reporting of “reportable” sexual offenses involving minors …

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Driver screening, policies and training

Limit auto liability exposure with proper risk management …

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Pastor Friendly A/V upgradesdigitalsystem

Case study: Ohio church upgrades its digital system

By Lisa Young The main auditorium at Naz Church in Grove City, OH, seats about 2,800 and has a congregation of 3,000. The church recently installed two Yamaha CL Series Digital Audio Consoles — a CL5 at front of house and a CL1 at monitors — as well as eight…

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Is your space music-friendly — by design?

Simple strategies to make it so …

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MISSIONS & TRAVEL Visit the garden tomb

Destination: Israel

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

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5 questions to consider before your next church trip

By Eric Spacek, JD, ARM Taking a mission trip, or traveling to a convention, concert or speaking event are great ways to extend the reach of your ministry. However, once you begin transporting members off the property on behalf of the church, there are special circumstances to consider. Make sure…

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Have phone, will travel

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

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