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How to come back from a decline in church giving

By Joe Park An increasing number of church leaders are reporting a slow decline in church giving — both in total dollars and in the number of people giving. Over time, this decline could have a devastating effect on a church’s capacity to fund ministry. Yet many churches are experiencing strong growth in giving. And […]

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The care & keeping of your commercial church kitchen

By Rhonda C. Proctor In much the same way that you care for your vehicle to keep it running properly, the equipment in a commercial kitchen needs care and maintenance as well. Don’t worry — it doesn’t require a technical degree; it just takes some organization, a schedule and basic information about when to do […]

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Out of the ashes

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh For Tulsa’s Memorial Drive Church of Christ, connecting as a church family was never a problem — but the facilities told a less inspiring story. Built in 1963, this mid-century modern church features a tent-like parabolic roof, with additions in 1973 and 1977. While the church design surely had its admirers from […]

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5 steps to repair your credit

If you’re like a lot of Americans, your credit score might be lower than average, and your debt might be higher than what you’d like. A bad credit report or a low credit score can make your financial life difficult and more expensive in many ways. By Colin Nass, CFP®, AEP®, RICP® You might be […]

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Heritage lives here

When a tornado destroyed their church, the father-daughter pastor team of Phil and Sarah Taylor enlisted a pastor’s son and second-generation church builder to help pick up the pieces. By RaeAnn Slaybaugh When a devastating tornado touched ground in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on May 3, 1999, Phil Taylor, his wife Paula, and their daughter Rebekah were […]

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Pastor Appreciation Ideas: Over 50 Creative Ways to Bless Your Pastor and Staff

By Brian Kluth The #BlessYourPastor movement was started to provide free grant-funded materials to Christians, church boards and congregations to help them creatively show and share God’s love with their pastor and church staff. There is a great need for an outpouring of personal care and support, since most pastors and church staff faithfully serve […]

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MinistrySafe founders offer free Passion Week mobile app

Kimberlee Norris and Gregory Love — founders of MinistrySafe and authors of the popular “Stop Child Sexual Abuse” series on Church Executive — have developed a free mobile app for followers of Christ to experience the events of Passion Week in real time: from the Triumphal Entry to the Resurrection. EasterNow, available in the iOS […]

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DOING CHURCH DURING DISRUPTION: Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for church leaders

As you navigate and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) at your church, please be aware of these valuable resources specifically compiled for houses of worship. This resources list will be updated as additional tools become available. If you have a resource to share, please contact Church Executive Editor in Chief RaeAnn Slaybaugh. Centers for Disease […]

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Connecting Millennials with your church

By Louie Torres It’s no secret churches today have struggled to connect with Millennials during this era of constant distraction and instant gratification. But if Millennials are driven by authenticity, innovation and social change, then churches must adapt their outreach efforts in order to stay relevant in the modern digital age. One of the best […]

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Pushpay Launches New Financial Dashboard

Pushpay Holdings Limited, a leading payments and engagement provider to the U.S. faith sector, today announced its winter product updates, which include a new financial dashboard and insights to help streamline reporting and provide better visibility into the financial state of an organization. Church finance teams are often the unsung heroes of the church. As […]

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