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5 steps to help minimize the impact of an active shooter incident

By Brian Gleason Active shooter incidents have become a concern for all in recent years. These incidents occur without warning and quickly progress.   Although they cannot always be prevented, organizations can take steps to help minimize the impact to their organization, employees or students. Having a plan in place to respond to an active shooter […]

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Engagement is key to Millennial support

By Kristine Miller, CFRE For many churches, figuring out how to engage Millennials in ministry and giving is one of their most pressing concerns. Church leaders often lament the absence of young families from the church’s pledge list and Bible study rosters. Understanding the Millennial mindset is crucial for appealing to this generation that has […]

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Are you ready for the new GAAP?

By Jason Terrell This year will prove to be a pivotal year for some churches, thanks to more stringent reporting standards  published in 2016 for the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). These standards will be effective for calendar year 2018 and beyond.    Who is affected?  Ministries affected by these new reporting standards include churches or […]

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Pushpay announces summer product launch to accelerate church leaders’ ability to drive participation and increase generosity

Announcement comes as hundreds gather to learn about industry trends and company news at Pushpay’s sold-out conference, Summit One Day On August 16, Pushpay Holdings Limited ( NZSX:PPH , ASX:PPH , ‘Pushpay’ or ‘the Company’), a leading payments and engagement provider to the US faith sector, announced a sweeping set of company updates for customers […]

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New pathways to enhance life & work

theological seminary study

“Bethany Theological Seminary has a history of adapting its program to meet the changing needs of the church and society. Now the Seminary finds itself in a rapidly changing religious landscape, involving congregational life, denominational institutions, religious affiliation, and spirituality in America.” From its beginnings in Chicago — when prison ministry and service to immigrants […]

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Are you properly maintaining your church bus? 6 critical to-do’s

By Josh Davey Whether your bus is new or used, keeping it in top condition requires diligent and regular maintenance. Many bus owners use a daily vehicle maintenance checklist, some with pre- and post-trip maintenance check requirements, due to their continuous use. Typically, buses are high-mileage vehicles that are constantly shuttling people from Point A […]

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You have a church to run and a staff to pay. But are you paying enough to make them STAY?

The church compensation challenge To attract, retain, and motivate key members of your staff, you need to know if your compensation is on par with other churches of your size. Let’s be honest: it’s a competitive labor market. Even in a church, it’s not enough to assume loyalty. An annual review of staff compensation market data […]

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CHAPLAIN PROFILE: “God is in all of it”

Chaplain (Major) Nathan Mclean speaks with a group of Soldiers in the field. (Official U.S. Army Photo) When Chaplain Steve Blackwell answered the call to Army Reserve chaplaincy, he was five times disqualified. Now, he’s a gold badge recruiter. What led you to chaplaincy service? Were you in full-time ministry before that? Chaplain Blackwell: I […]

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3 reasons your facilities matter to your ministry

By Donovan Loomis Recently, I was talking with a facilities director who was looking for a way to show his employees how valuable they are to the church. This surprised me, as I felt like most folks in this department already understand why what they do is important (even though others might not see all […]

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Preserving your cultural heritage: A guide to stained glass window restoration

By John Phillips Stained glass window rejuvenation is becoming increasingly critical as the world’s stained glass windows are rapidly maturing. For many years, these stained glass treasures have been exposed to the elements, causing deterioration and forcing the need for repair and restoration. A professional stained glass consultant is versed in all facets of repair […]

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