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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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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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5 scenarios where it’s hard to set boundaries — but necessary

By Elizabeth Grace Saunders Working at a church naturally lends itself to murky boundaries. By design, there’s weekend work as well as certain activities that happen in the evenings. Due to the nature of this work, your likelihood of working — or feeling like you’re working—during every waking hour increases. But it doesn’t need to […]

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Barna Group Announces Largest Research Initiative Providing Insights on State of the Church

Barna Group, a leading research company focused on the intersection of faith and culture, today announced the launch of a new research initiative on the state of the church in the U.S. The upcoming State of the Church 2020 survey will be the most in-depth and comprehensive study in Barna’s 35-year history. “This is a new decade […]

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Ensuring an engaging churchgoing experience — by design

An exclusive roundtable produced in conjunction with the National Association of Church Design Builders. Roundtable participants are members of this non-profit organization that serves as a resource for the planning, design and construction of churches and church-related facilities. The goal of NACDB is to educate local churches on how to go about designing, building or […]

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3 potential threats to your church as it expands

In the new year, protect your church with strategies to prevent and address these threats. By Shawn Yingling Your church is more than just a building. It’s a community of passionate, caring members who have chosen to share a common mission and message. It’s the setting of weddings, celebrations and mourning. It’s a place to […]

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“That’s just the way it is.” But does it have to be?

Examining the current state of technology in the church — and challenging lack of innovation, fear of change By Joel Guthrie As consumers, we’ve grown accustomed to a certain level of quality and rate of innovation when it comes to technology. Amazon has made our lives incredibly convenient with same-day delivery, easy returns, and the […]

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If you are late starting to save for retirement … consider these steps

By Rev. Dr. Patricia L. Hunter, CFP® Everyone is familiar with the advice that most financial planners share about saving for retirement — the best time to start planning and saving for retirement is in your 20s. For any number of reasons, far too many people do not get started that early. Retirement can seem […]

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