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With its Carson v. Makin decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Maine’s ban on providing aid to religious schools

Church Executive has been following the spate of Supreme Court cases during the last few years where the Court is sorting out the ground rules for when church schools and other church affiliates are allowed to participate in government tuition and subsidy programs and when they can properly be excluded. Drawing the right dividing line […]

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Climate change has significant impact on insurance carriers – and their customers

At times, global climate change can seem like a far-off occurrence — a nebulous challenge that doesn’t really affect our lives. However, the truth is that our ecosystems and weather patterns are feeling the effects today. Depending on where you live, you might be experiencing epic wildfires, massive tornados, powerful hurricanes, torrential rains, damaging hail […]

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Hybrid worship strategies for multi-generational churches

By Raymund Ferrer As worship becomes increasingly more virtual, it’s important that a church can offer a hybrid experience that continues to connect church members — whether they’re down the street or across the world.  Many churches are grappling with this change — online vs traditional in-person experiences. As church attendance continues to decline, leaders […]

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Made in the SHADE

For one of the country’s biggest, fastest-growing churches, solar structures make a lot of ministry (and monetary) sense In the Phoenix metro area, Christ’s Church of the Valley is a household name. Around the country, it’s similarly well-known as the second-largest and fastest-growing church in America, according to the 2021 Outreach 100 list.  But even […]

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Guidance for smart investing

The term “smart investing” can strike fear in the hearts of clergy — but if this rings true for you, you’re in good company. Many professionals grapple with how to invest intelligently, so the results can fall short of what’s possible.  In this Remote Roundtable Discussion, church executives discuss smart investing strategies with the pros, […]

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Spotlight on Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) 2022

  Church Executive: How did CFX Expo come about? Jim Wagner: Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) is an event and multimedia outlet serving the House of Worship market and is owned and produced by a company called EH Media. At its core, it’s really meant to equip, inspire and resource churches to do whatever […]

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The church world is mixing it up!

  By Ravi Waldon, AIA, LEED AP Ministries are getting really creative at both extending their reach into the community and also improving their financial sustainability as they evaluate and deal with ministry trends accelerating post-pandemic.  With respect to the physical facilities and property they steward, they ask: Is there a different approach to church […]

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Is it time to outsource your church accounting?

  By Sarah Barham Managing church finances can be a daunting task even under the most favorable circumstances. Factor in complex tax reports, bank reconciliations, and ever-changing IRS and state guidelines, and you can guarantee church staff is overspending valuable time on workarounds for processes that could be intuitively streamlined. With outsourced ministry accounting services, […]

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Buy, renovate or build?

How to determine your best path forward By Rodney C. James It doesn’t matter if yours is a more recent church plant looking for its first potential forever home or a well-established church where facilities are hindering you from fulfilling your God-given vision: answering the question, “What do we do next?” has implications that can […]

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DOING CHURCH, SIMPLIFIED

  How a large church quickly — and easily — streamlined multiple software applications into one all-purpose tool for maximum efficiency By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Photos by Luis Morera It’s a common scenario in many churches: those who choose the various software applications do so because they provide a specific functionality. The result: inefficiency. TrueNorth Church […]

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