BLOGS Archives - Church Executive


A Meeting of Missions

TouchPoint, a web-based church management system, started simply: a certain need was felt within the local church, and the response to that need grew into something bigger. In many ways, this parallels Pursuant’s story. The company was founded when a group of people rallied around the idea of using innovative ideas and technology to help […]

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Balancing relevance & stewardship in church design

By Don Mahoney I’ve come across many articles in recent years that speak to what’s “in” and what’s “out” in terms of current church design trends.   As an architect who has worked with hundreds of churches over several decades, I’ve been on the front lines of this massive conceptual shift — especially over the last decade — […]

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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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The best of both worlds: it’s possible with combination seating!

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Combination seating appeals to a multi-generational church. It combines historical expectations with modern standards and aesthetics.

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Measuring ministry activities

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Measuring and exploring key performance indicators (KPIs) for your ministry can help in the navigation of both risks and opportunities.

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What you should know before recruiting a church intern

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Many churches recruit interns as a way to provide ministry experience for students. Guidelines for unpaid internships have changed.

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Satellite expansion from the lender’s view

Satellite expansion can help manage a church’s growth in attendance. There are do’s and don’ts for dealing with lenders and church expansion locations.

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Financing projects — borrowing vs. capital campaign

Church lending and budgeting

When your ministry is planning a project, options for financing are to borrow, have a capital campaign, or save. A mix of all three is also possible.

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5 signs you might be due for an insurance checkup

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Check-ups for church insurance help to assess the church’s needs and determine if limits are accurate. This ensures lack of overpayment and full coverage

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Options are key to making building decisions

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Building a facility: making informed choices Decisions concerning building new facilities — or expanding existing ones — are among the most important issue any church leader will have to consider. As experienced decision-makers at any church have learned, it is concern beyond funding; building decisions must consider questions such as: • Is the space large […]

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