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Training to return to church in a COVID-19 environment

By Matthew F. Manion As of this writing, masses are being celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome for the first time in 10 weeks. Throughout the United States, individual states and local jurisdictions are creating guidelines for religious gatherings as they begin to reopen their governments. As churches around the globe begin to open […]

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How to sustain giving during disruption

Tips, tools & expert advice Given the coronavirus and its effect on church operations, are you seeing an increased interest in sustained giving tools and strategies? Baker: Before COVID-19, digital giving was an important part of a church’s stewardship ministries. Now it’s the main focus of financing the work of the Lord. Every church has […]

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Reporting abuse — the church’s blind spot

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN MINISTRY CONTEXTS By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris When in doubt, REPORT.  If every allegation of child sexual abuse was simply reported by church leaders to appropriate authorities, the resulting positive impact would be immeasurable. Survivors of abuse would feel validated — by itself a significant positive outcome — pathways to […]

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RYAN BINKLEY & CREATE CHURCH: Welcoming by (divine) design

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Ryan Binkley had a God-given dream — several, in fact — about a church where people can “find and fulfill their created purpose in Christ.” This would be a place where those without a church home, can not only discover one, but come into the understanding of their destiny in Christ. His […]

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Managing church finances

By Rev. Dr. Perry J. Hopper, MBA Managing church finances can be a complex task under the best circumstances. When we consider the unprecedented times in which we are currently living as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, managing church finances can become a daunting task. Churches rely on the tithes and offerings of their […]

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Ensuring an engaging churchgoing experience — by design

In part 2 of this roundtable series, a brand-new set of design professionals and ministry leaders discussed thoughtfully designed church spaces for everyone — members, guests, visitors, children, youth, seniors, and communities-at-large. They even tackle engaging design strategies for multi-site churches. When we use the term “engaging design,” when should that experience start — and […]

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It’s All About Alignment

A unified approach to church building & capital stewardship just makes sense We’ve all heard of church building projects that go like this: hire an architect and design a building. Find out the building you want is more than your church can afford. Hire a capital stewardship consultant to raise the difference. Find out the […]

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Better together: combining your ChMS & giving platforms

How to deepen engagement with an end-to-end church management solution By Troy Pollock Since I started my journey with Pushpay in 2012, there have been so many changes, innovations and developments in technology to help the church. In fact, at the time, digital giving was a revolutionary concept. I remember having to pitch the idea […]

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Leading during difficult times: your best training options

What are a pastor’s biggest indicators that it’s time to consider leadership development training? Martin: Many seek training during a crisis, or when a felt need is strong, which creates anxiety in the church’s system. Those who choose to pursue ‘lifelong learning’ are less likely to have staff conflict, mistrust or confusion in the church […]

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Storage made for Sundays

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh If you’re like me, you’re not well-versed in “collaborative media storage.” You might assume (like I did), That’s for the AV or IT staff to think about. While it’s true your content creation and live production teams use collaborative media (video) storage most, there are three really good reasons that you — […]

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