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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND SPECIAL NEEDS

Protecting the MOST Vulnerable   By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris In ministry programs, we make it a priority to ‘protect the least of these’ — the weak and vulnerable. If a child is viewed as vulnerable, then a special needs child is more vulnerable still.  In fact, a child with a disability may be […]

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The best jobs for retired clergy

By Rev. Earl Thorpe, Ph.D. We often consider retirement the end of a person’s vocational journey. But if, as Shakespeare wrote, “all the world is a stage,” retirement might just be the end of the first act in a clergyperson’s calling and the beginning of the second act in their life of service.  While many […]

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It takes a village to raise a child

  For nearly a decade, Lionheart Children’s Academy has partnered with churches across the country for kids’ educational and  spiritual growth   By RaeAnn Slaybaugh According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Labor, child care prices across the county are untenable for families, even in lower-priced areas. But this isn’t really […]

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Together We Rejoice: Data-Driven Church Management For A More Effective Holiday Season

By Shanda Boyett Every holiday season sparks a fresh wave of engagement, joy, and faith for churches — as well as headaches for leaders and staff. The surge in responsibilities and events, plus the coordination necessary to pull everything off, is an all-to-familiar struggle this time of the year. But you and your team don’t […]

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Winter weather prevention strategies

How to protect your church facilities against freezing pipes, water infiltration, and more Church Executive: Tell me about the inclement-weather risks churches most commonly face. Andrew Shockey: Right off the bat, I’m thinking of pipe freezes, water infiltration — even the snow loads on roofs. Typically, all of this is exacerbated by deferred maintenance of […]

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There’s always room for fellowship …

…if you get creative with your existing space By Rodney C. James In addition to needing more space for their children’s ministry, creating space for fellowship and community was one of the top objectives for First Baptist Church in Glen Rose, Texas when the leadership team engaged Oklahoma-based Master’s Plan Church Design & Construction. As […]

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COFFEE TALK

By Bruce Woody Not every church wants (or needs) to go all-in on a café. But for those that do, truly high-impact coffee shops have several things in common. They’re front-and-center. A thoughtfully designed café can act as part of the ‘front door’ to a church. When people walk in, they see others sitting, talking, […]

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How to reimagine small spaces for maximum ministry

  By Alaina Butler We’ve all been there: either your facility is outdated and lacks functional elements, or you’ve simply outgrown it.  While you’re probably wishing you had more space, acknowledging that you don’t have a lot of “room to maneuver” is the first step to intentionally using the area you do have to create […]

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An ounce of prevention

Simple-to-place, easy-to-use sensors — in critical spots on a church campus — can help prevent catastrophic water damage Church Executive: Tell us about the PHLYSense sensor system — when and why it was developed, and what it does. Andrew Shockey: PHLYSense was officially deployed in the fourth quarter of 2020 after several years of trial-and-error […]

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Moving from compliance to commitment

Church Executive  talks with a journeyed risk management thought leader for religious organizations Church Executive: Last year, Gallagher created an initiative called Transforming the Trend. What is it, and what was the burden to pursue it? How did Gallagher decide who to bring to the table? Peter A. Persuitti: Within Gallagher, three different verticals are […]

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