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Pushpay Announces ChurchStaq to Streamline Ministry Management

Pushpay, the leading payments and engagement provider to the US faith sector, today announces ChurchStaq™, an all-inclusive suite of end-to-end engagement solutions including a comprehensive church management system (ChMS), mobile app, donor management and giving solution, to help churches know, grow, and keep their people. Today, ChurchStaq™ combines Pushpay’s giving and app solutions with Church […]

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COVID-19 impact: short-term interruption or long-term disruption?

By John H. Wright Jr., MAI, and Martin H. Aaron, MAI, SRA The role that religion plays in the midst of this pandemic is a philosophical matter. However, the role that religious facilities play is a decidedly practical matter — particularly for church mortgage lenders. Before the pandemic, 36% of Americans attended religious services weekly, […]

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EPA report shows onsite renewable energy growth among worship facilities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released Commercial Buildings and Onsite Renewable Energy, a 15-page report summarizing data on the self-reported use of onsite renewable energy among a subset of U.S. commercial buildings. The information, including comparisons by building type, location and energy generated comes from the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program, whose ENERGY STAR […]

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Church design and construction in a post-pandemic world

By Brittany Kuhn Worship facilities design and construction is going through a renaissance of sorts. In recent years, there’s been a growing yet prominent trend toward increasingly versatile spaces. Traditional single-worship venues are being transformed into (or sometimes replaced by) modern community hubs that present clean lines, promote larger gathering spaces and offer appealing multifunctional […]

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Installers, integrators remain busy on church projects

A view of a recent lighting project install at Summit Church in Buffalo, Wyoming. (Photo courtesy of MARCUS HAMMOND) By Andres Caamano As churches across the country have had to adjust significantly in these challenging times, work on projects is still readily available. Unlike many other sectors that in recent months hit the brakes on […]

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3 Tips for Streamlining Church Maintenance Operations

By Bryan Christiansen  Church maintenance management often comes with a two-fold challenge – having qualified staff to provide sufficient attention for each asset and providing funds to maintain the physical facilities over time. This unique dilemma exists mainly because a large majority of a church’s staff usually work part-time or are volunteers, and churches are […]

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Church uses WiFi-powered assistive listening technology to improve churchgoers’ experience

With 350–400 congregants, Boulevard Baptist Church is part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. About 60% of its members are 50 and older, and 30% are younger families. The tech-savvy church has a long history of live-streaming its worship services every week—even before COVID-19. When the new pastor started at Boulevard Baptist Church, older members of […]

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“We’re all in this together”

How churches are uniquely positioned to pave a new way of worship throughout a global pandemic — and beyond By Kathryn McCormack The current status of the world is uncertainty and fear — but churches are in a unique position as people look to faith and hope to get them through this trying time. Moreover, […]

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Q&A: Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) 2020

Adapting to a pandemic with virtual, interactive learning Q&A with Ron Procopio, General Manager, Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX); Operations Manager for WFX, 2006-2010; Show Director for The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, 2012- 2019 How did CFX Expo come about? Ron Procopio: CFX came together as the stars aligning at the right […]

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Religious schools get more access to state aid with Supreme Court’s Espinoza v. Montana ruling

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.  By a 5-4 vote, it ruled that the Montana Supreme Court had violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment when it struck down a Montana scholarship program because that program would have allowed scholarship aid for […]

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