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Severe Weather Preparedness: A 3-Step Action Plan

By Church Mutual Insurance Extreme weather can strike at any time. To make sure you’re ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store this summer, follow this three-step action plan. It tells you how to protect your buildings, grounds, people and property from unnecessary risks. STEP 1: WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE STORM Perhaps the most important […]

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CHURCH TRENDS & STATS

Churchgoer giving study: new findings, new surprises By Richard Bauer Vanco Payment Solutions released the results of its second groundbreaking survey of churchgoers’ attitudes, preferences, and behaviors toward electronic giving late last year. In August, an online survey of more than 1,000 U.S. Christian churchgoers was conducted, similar to the one used in the organization’s […]

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Engage churchgoers by incorporating giving technologies into your church community

By Richard Bauer Dropping cash or checks into a collection plate at church is a giving tradition, but digital giving options have fast become the alternative for most churchgoers. Bringing new giving technologies into your church can be exciting and can help improve how you serve your members and the missions you are passionate about. […]

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6 ways to engage major donors

By Doug Turner A major donor is an individual with high financial capacity. These donors are usually solicited 20 to 25 times a year with intentionality from other organizations. Normally, they will support fewer than five. Navigating generosity with major donors often seems perilous in the local church. Pastors are afraid of being misunderstood (i.e., […]

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Using giving data to strengthen your discipleship path

By Joe Park The key to sustainable ministry funding lies right at the heart of the mission of the church: helping persons become fully devoted followers of Christ. When people take their discipleship journey seriously, certain behaviors begin to change, such as frequency in worship, serving on ministry teams, daily prayer, and giving of their […]

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5 TIPS FOR DEALING WITH AN INHERITANCE

By Rev. Melody S. Chartier, CFP® Anyone who is fortunate enough to receive an inheritance, whether it is large or small, can understand that it brings them unexpected opportunities — but not everyone will recognize that it also can present some challenges. The Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy projects that the parents of […]

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Is your church ready for summer weather?

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By Brian Gleason In every season of the year, there is typically at least one natural disaster that could pose threat to your organization. As the temperatures begin the rise and we prepare for the summer months ahead, now is the time to begin thinking about severe weather, including thunderstorms, tornadoes and the damage they […]

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[Webinar] Leveraging the Cloud for Quick & Easy Financial Reporting for Faith-Based Organizations

Date: Wednesday, May 23 Time: 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET Cost: FREE As a faith-based finance organization, you need to provide up-to-the-minute, accurate information to a variety of stakeholders — pastors, ministers, program managers, and board members. But instead, you’re stuck with manual, Excel-based reporting, resulting in delays and inaccurate data. Learn why […]

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Choosing the best mic to deliver your message

  After spending hours (or even days) prepping your sermon, you want your message to be clearly understood and deliver its full impact. The congregation’s ability to understand what’s being said — intelligibility — is the primary goal of most church sound systems. By Jeff Barnett Managing speech intelligibility Poor speech intelligibility can have major […]

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CHILDREN’S SPACES: Spring time = play time!

By Rebecca Calbert, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB I have something to confess: My first church memories were not of bible stories, or of the nice minister who would bend down to shake my hand after services. My earliest childhood memory of church was playing the game, Red Rover.  Do you remember it? Red rover, red […]

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