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Creating a culture of generosity in a church plant

While many church plants are simply trying to make it week to week, Shoreline Church in Knoxville, Tenn., leveraged new ways of thinking to eliminate the guesswork for funding ministry. Through data & analytics, Shoreline developed a plan that resulted in a $653,000 one-day offering. It also laid the foundation for a culture of generosity. […]

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Starting a Christian school: best practices

By Darren Thompson & Richard Koon with Robert “Bo” Gutzwiller You might be successfully pastoring a church and thinking the “next step” for your ministry is starting a school. CAUTION: Your skill and experience with operating a church might or might not translate into the unique challenges that schools present. Who wouldn’t be interested in […]

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Pursuant Acquires TouchPoint Software

Pursuant, Dallas, TX, a fundraising agency, announced their acquisition of TouchPoint Software, LLC, a Memphis, Tennessee web-based church management software system, as of January 1, 2017. TouchPoint provides a church management software system for mobile devices and computers. The software solution was developed by founder and lead developer, David Carroll, as a way to help […]

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Financial wellness: an added benefit for your staff

By Louis P. Barbarin, CPA Perhaps you have heard of or read about ‘financial wellness’ in the workplace. It’s one of the new buzzwords used to describe the range of financial services that some companies are making available to their employees. So, just what is financial wellness? According to Tom Rath and Jim Harter, leaders […]

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Understanding metrics that quantify leveraged assets

By Rebecca M. DaVee, CPA In 1856, 16 individuals formed First Presbyterian Church of Dallas. For 15 years, the congregation met in various locations, including the Dallas County Courthouse. Fast forward to 1872 — the Dallas Presbyterians had found a new church home, located on Elm and Ervay. With the arrival of the railroads, downtown […]

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Management skills for more effective ministry

How the Villanova University Master of Science in Church Management Degree is building capacity for leadership The popular myth says that leaders are born, not made. Not so, according to the Very Reverend John P. Bambrick, V.F., pastor of St. Aloysius Church in Jackson, NJ, and a graduate of Villanova School of Business’ Master of […]

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Thomas Nelson Bible Give-A-Way

Click here to enter to win your own copy of this Bible! Biblical manuscripts were written by the authors in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Not knowing these Biblical languages can sometimes make it challenging to understanding the meaning and intent of Scripture. The KJV Word Study Bible allows readers to delve deeper into the original […]

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Aplos Software and Church Community Builder Announce API Partner Integration

Aplos, Fresno, CA, announced a partnership with cloud-based church management software company, Church Community Builder. Through this partnership, Aplos and Church Community Builder will integrate their systems, bringing together true fund accounting and church management software. This API integration enables Church Community Builder with the capability to securely share real-time data with Aplos. All contributions […]

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3 simple ways to increase your church’s giving

Statistics show that giving online is increasing year over year. Other methods for giving are also gaining momentum — via text message and mobile phone.

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6 ways you can address mental illness in your church

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By Sam S. Rainer III The church does not speak enough about mental illness. It’s a significant issue that remains largely silent in most churches. The church can do more. The church should do more. In fact, research reveals that 65% of family members in a household of someone with acute mental illness believe the […]

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