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The downsides of borrowing from your 403(b)

By Colin Nass, CFP®, AEP®, RICP® You have been saving for retirement and your account has been growing steadily. Maybe your employer provides an annual matching contribution that has been a great incentive to build up your 403(b) or 401(k) retirement account — and with favorable interest rates and investments, it has turned into a […]

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3 churches, 1 challenge

  Third-party ministry accounting, payroll services can be a Godsend for church leaders who are overwhelmed, uncertain — or both By RaeAnn Slaybaugh  Change is hard — but does it need to be?  Surprisingly, if we’re talking about outsourcing your church’s financial systems and processes, the answer is no.  At least, that’s what these three […]

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Unique coverage for a unique ministry: Mountain Mission School

Mountain Mission School provides an education and Christ-centered home for students from all over the world. Church Mutual Insurance Company’s specialized coverage helps them do it safely, year after year. By Dawn Bernatz Nestled in the mountains of Grundy, Va., Mountain Mission School (MMS) might look like a regular K-12 campus — but inside, it’s […]

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Now is the time to prepare for winter weather

By Eric Spacek Don’t look now, but winter is right around the corner. Even if your facility is in a warmer climate, lower than average temperatures can cause costly building-related issues that disrupt your mission. Now is the time to winter-proof your property so you’re not caught unprepared. Here, Eric Spacek, assistant vice president – […]

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Together We Overcome: Pushpay’s Crisis Resource Hub Provides Church Leaders With Tools And Strategies For Navigating Difficult Times

  Per their nature, crises are unforeseen, unpredictable, and unavoidable burdens. They strike at the hearts of individuals and communities, creating shockwaves that affect our lives in complex and interconnected ways. Whether it’s a fire or flood, pandemic or sudden loss, hardships are inevitable. When difficult times arrive, church leaders like you are expected to […]

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Church security: helping worshipers feel safe

By Eric Spacek Violence is an all-too-common occurrence in the United States these days, and churches are certainly not immune to armed intruders. Over the past decade, a number of  mass shootings have taken  place in houses of worship — events that are sure to test the faith of even the most stalwart of believers. […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Create an AI Policy for Your Church

  By Sarah Long For decades, churches have been navigating the world of technology and determining which tools to embrace in their operations. With the rising popularity of artificial intelligence, church leaders are talking and testing if AI could be a valuable tool for their operations. As AI becomes more prevalent, churches need a clear […]

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Together We Make Ministry More Than Sunday

How Pushpay Helps Churches Engage Congregants Throughout The Week As summer fades into fall and the proverbial “slump” is replaced with the hustle and bustle of the back-to-school season, the critical task of re-engaging your congregation takes center stage. Soon routines will be re-established, schedules will be filled with after-school activities, and your congregants will […]

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Ready to refinance?

Consider these in-the-trenches, professional perspectives   Church Executive: With interest rates as they are, is it still a good time to consider refinancing? Charity Kuehn: Every situation is a little different. There will be times when you’ll be forced to refinance during a higher-interest-rate environment because your loan comes due. If so, there are lots […]

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Weighing the cost of waiting

  By Chris Lewis Over the last year, a dramatic shift in interest rates has served to stall a large portion of refinancing efforts. The difference in the rate a church is currently paying, and the existing market rates, is substantial in many cases. This is creating an appropriate pause in ministry refinancing because the […]

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