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“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

This is a question we’ve probably all been asked, or we have asked someone else. Now that you actually are a grown up, how did things turn out? Is it like you thought it would be, or did life take you down some unexpected twists and turns that led you to a destination where you […]

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Could Part-Time U.S. Army Reserve Chaplaincy be a fit for you?

  Church Executive talks with CH (MAJ) Walter McCall — Senior Chaplain, U.S. Army Chaplain Recruiting South-Central Station — about who’s right for this role, what is means to commission as an Officer from the get-go, citizenship requirements for Reserve chaplaincy, and even the possibility of age waivers based on ministry experience. CE: Let’s start […]

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RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION INSURANCE:

  3 coverage essentials to expect From Philadelphia Insurance Companies With more than 70 percent of the world’s population identifying as members of a religious community, it’s clear that religion plays a vital role in many people’s lives.  As the heart of their spiritual (and many times physical) communities, religious organizations provide much more than […]

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FINANCIAL RESERVES:

  Does my church really need them? From Thrivent Church Financing We talk to church leaders every day. Our team understands your concerns about meeting your ministry’s needs today and tomorrow. We’re going to set out to convince you that saving for a “rainy day” is being a good steward — and generous and wise […]

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Together We Discover

The Pushpay 2024 State of Church Tech Report Paints a Clear Picture of the Latest Digital Trends Pushpay recently released its third annual State of Church Technology report. This benchmark study reaches thousands of church leaders across the country each year, inviting them to participate in a survey where they can share their priorities, concerns, […]

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Five Unique Challenges Facing Church Administrators in 2024

Good stewardship requires constant vigilance. The most effective church administrators know how to balance the finer details while also keeping an eye on the big picture. One of the major lessons learned by church leaders over the last few years is that things can change quickly and we have to be ready to pivot and […]

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Preparing your house of worship to provide shelter in a severe weather emergency

By Eric Spacek If you’ve been concerned recently about the increasing number of severe weather events affecting the United States, you’re not alone. Many church members are expressing anxiety about the possibility of needing emergency shelter—and they sincerely hope their church will be a place they can turn to. According to Church Mutual’s new “Risk […]

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Putting the “heart” in Lionheart Children’s Academy

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Executive Community Director Karin Laymance and Chief Spiritual Development Officer Ginny Fowler are pivotal in keeping the Lionheart Children’s Academy organization mission focused: to provide top-quality, compliant, church-based and Jesus-focused child care. KARIN LAYMANCE, EXECUTIVE COMMUNITY DIRECTOR @ LIONHEART CHILDREN’S ACADEMY  Nearly 10 years ago, Karin Laymance was working as a preschool […]

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SCAMS ARE ON THE RISE: How to stay safe

By Sharon McDowell Your cell phone dings. It’s a text message from an unknown number. The message is from a service company warning that your account has been hacked and urging you to call them right away. The landline rings. The person on the other side of the line tells you the electricity is going […]

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25 years, 30,000+ churches, 4 million trained — and the work continues

  For more than 30 years, the husband-and-wife legal team of Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris have labored to protect children from sexual abuse. Partners in the law firm of Love & Norris, Gregory and Kimberlee co-founded MinistrySafe to provide a broad spectrum of resources to equip ministries in the prevention of child sexual abuse. […]

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