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A Meeting of Missions

TouchPoint, a web-based church management system, started simply: a certain need was felt within the local church, and the response to that need grew into something bigger. In many ways, this parallels Pursuant’s story. The company was founded when a group of people rallied around the idea of using innovative ideas and technology to help […]

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The ins and outs of non-profit audits

By Alex Acree Unlike public companies, nonprofit organizations aren’t legally required to complete an annual financial audit. They don’t need to demonstrate to shareholders and government entities that their finances are in order. There are a few reasons, however, that nonprofits should conduct audits of their financial operations. Large nonprofits that receive more than one […]

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New Thomas Nelson Bible Give-A-Way

New Thomas Nelson Bible Give-A-Way

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Balancing relevance & stewardship in church design

By Don Mahoney I’ve come across many articles in recent years that speak to what’s “in” and what’s “out” in terms of current church design trends.   As an architect who has worked with hundreds of churches over several decades, I’ve been on the front lines of this massive conceptual shift — especially over the last decade — […]

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4 behaviors of second chair church leaders who think — and act — strategically

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By Mike Bonem If you ask a second chair leader what he or she “does,” you might hear a long list of tasks. These include managing and developing staff, creating systems for more effective ministry, and working with leadership teams, along with a variety of special projects. But if you ask about their greatest contribution […]

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Removing the roadblocks to digital signage

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The top 6 challenges solved by using cloud-based digital signage By Kelly Harman Digital signage can add impact to your message — and ensure that your audience remembers it . From welcoming new visitors to your church, to requests for volunteers, to thanking donors and acknowledging esteemed guests, digital signage is the most effective way to have […]

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Church Trends and Statistics

What Americans look for in a new church A study conducted by Pew Research Center examines what Americans identify when choosing a new congregation — something that about half of adults do over the course of their lives. About one-third of adults identified relocation as their reason for looking for a new place to worship. […]

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Passing the ‘hot potato’ – Contractual Risk Transfer

By Michael J. Bemi Most recently in our series on moving “beyond insurance,” we examined Claims Management. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: Contractual Risk Transfer. First, we acknowledge that since this series of articles moves us “beyond insurance,” this mandates some level of Risk Retention — a self-assumed level of loss […]

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Good governance = good giving

A clear financial plan, including a sound investment policy, protects a church, its ministries and its people from a potentially devastating financial misstep. However, did you know this same plan can actually drive better giving, too? John Regan, Partner and Chief Investment Officer at New York-based Permanens Capital, which counts among its clients several large churches […]

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Facility repurposing: financial pros & cons

 By Kari Boyce Whether you’re a new church looking for a first home, a growing congregation needing a larger space to worship, or searching for a space for your exploding youth group to meet, there’s no denying one major trend for churches: facility repurposing. Churches across the country are taking advantage of vacant space that […]

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