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Let’s face it: most printed directories are out of date by the time congregations receives them. And really, with newer generations moving into a more technological world, churches need viable, simple ways to do the same. Enter: an online church directory.…

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New York Times best-selling author Dr. John Townsend to launch the Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine »

Partnership makes Concordia the only university in the nation to offer the Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling …

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7 key questions when evaluating a church software solution »

One of the challenges I have run into when selecting a software provider is the distraction of the new and shiny features, keeping me from selecting a solution that is the best fit for the organization. I have learned from my mistakes over the years, and I now have 7…

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Need camera equipment? 4 reasons renting might make sense »

By Meg Tetrault Renting camera equipment doesn’t make sense for every church — it’s something we’ve learned as a national rental company that ships gear directly to customers. For other churches, however — whether they’re just starting out in media or already managing a large-scale A/V ministry team — it…

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The Israel experience: SAFER than you might think »

A church leader taking members to Israel (or on any mission trip) will, appropriately, prioritize safety. To this end, there are some common misconceptions regarding travel to Israel. And no one knows these better than Denise Bossert, Public Relations Director, Midwest Region, for Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT). Bossert’s first…

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Bill Hybels: 5 essential skills EVERY leader must develop »

  “Leadership matters. Whether you lead a top-100 global business or a start-up with three employees; a multi-campus church or a tiny congregation that is the only beacon of light in its community; a team of creatives or a team of accountants; a project, a process, or the team of…

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How to use leadership restlessness »

Leadership restlessness is something most leaders feel — usually more often than not. It’s the nagging question that keeps you thinking ... what’s next? In the case of the church, this question can be corporate, meaning you’re thinking what’s next? for the entire congregation. This question can also be personal,…

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Best Christian Workplaces Institute announces 2016 honorees »

128 faith-based organizations and churches across the United States and around the globe have been named 2016 Certified Best Christian Workplaces by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI). The honor offers convincing, continued evidence that a healthy, flourishing workplace culture makes for effective organizations. “Certified” status represents the top 51 percent…

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Don’t risk A LOT for a little! Focus on: risk retention »

Together in our journey to move “beyond insurance,” we have thus far examined the first two steps in that process: risk identification, analysis and evaluation, as well as risk avoidance. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: risk retention.…

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Protecting your church’s right to religious expression »

Since the beginning of the United States, marriage has always been subject to detailed rules.…

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LEADERSHIP Updating is immediate. So, the moment you update a family’s information and save it, members will see the new, updated information within the app.

Use the power of the Web to keep members (and the church) more connected

Let’s face it: most printed directories are out of date by the time congregations receives them. And really, with newer generations moving into a more technological world, churches need viable, simple ways to do the same. Enter: an online church directory.…

9-14-16 / No Comment / Read More »
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New York Times best-selling author Dr. John Townsend to launch the Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine

Partnership makes Concordia the only university in the nation to offer the Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling …

9-7-16 / No Comment / Read More »
RISK MANAGEMENT Risk-control with options from minimum to maximum

Don’t risk A LOT for a little! Focus on: risk retention

Together in our journey to move “beyond insurance,” we have thus far examined the first two steps in that process: risk identification, analysis and evaluation, as well as risk avoidance. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: risk retention.…

8-8-16 / No Comment / Read More »
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Protecting your church’s right to religious expression

Since the beginning of the United States, marriage has always been subject to detailed rules.…

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Need camera equipment? 4 reasons renting might make sense

By Meg Tetrault Renting camera equipment doesn’t make sense for every church — it’s something we’ve learned as a national rental company that ships gear directly to customers. For other churches, however — whether they’re just starting out in media or already managing a large-scale A/V ministry team — it…

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LISTEN UP! The pastor’s mic is a make-or-break audio element

When it comes to budget concerns, the pastor’s mic shouldn’t be up for discussion. Providing a premium spoken word experience comes with a price tag. When capturing speech, a great microphone will sound as if there is no microphone at all — only a transparent, accurate reproduction of the speaker.…

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ChMS: Dos and don’ts for engaging church volunteers

DON'T waste anyone’s time. Volunteering often takes away from other responsibilities, so use volunteers’ time wisely. With everyone’s packed schedules, a donation of time is just as valuable (if not more) than a donation of money. So, communicate clearly when and where volunteers need to be and exactly what they…

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Spotlight On: Church Fundraisers

4 GREAT OPTIONS FOR FUNDING YOUR MINISTRY EFFORTS…

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Israel: faith-based travel tips & recommended sites

There’s a reason 2014 was the best year ever for North American travel to Israel: It isn’t a trip — it’s a spiritual experience. This surprising country promises a range of unique experiences which people of faith can only experience in Israel. And, thanks to several extremely traveler-friendly traits, it’s…

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