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Prevention with purpose

  National Child Abuse Prevention Month is upon us. Commemorate it by brushing up on some basics — and taking impactful action in your own church to protect children. Church Executive: As insurers, what kind of an increase in child sexual abuse claims have you seen among churches in recent years? Andrew Shockey: It was […]

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Refinancing gone right

  By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Central Peninsula Church in Foster City, Calif., is blessed in many ways — not the least of which is in having land in the highly sought-after Bay Area on which to expand as necessary. “Divine timing” is another factor when it comes to locking in a favorable interest rate for its […]

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WE’VE MADE A REPORT — NOW WHAT?

  What to expect from child protection agencies By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris Child sexual abuse continues to present a compelling concern to the Church.   An understanding of mandatory reporting requirements is critical for ministry leaders. If every allegation of child sexual abuse is simply reported by church leaders to appropriate authorities, the […]

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KIRT DAUPHIN, QUINN BANISTER + PAULANN CHURCH: “New building. Same Jesus.”

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh If you had to choose a time to build a new church, it wouldn’t be during COVID.  But as PaulAnn Church Lead Pastor Kirt Dauphin and Leadership Development Director Quinn Banister discovered, God’s timing is always good. Though Kirt Dauphin and his wife, Cindi, had never visited San Angelo, Texas, they were […]

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Making room for more children + more friends + more families

By Jonathan Fallin, AIA When your church is located down the street from Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida, your children’s spaces really need to be next-level cool.  At Orlando First Baptist, a pair of three-story kids’ buildings — now connected by a colorful, glassed-in atrium — definitely rises to the challenge. Prior to […]

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No IT team? No problem

Making the most of do-it-yourself workflows really works for CityBridge Community Church. By RaeAnn Slaybaugh For Dan McHugh, becoming operations director at CityBridge was a natural fit, both for himself and for the church. When Watermark Community Church in Dallas decided to open a campus in Plano, Texas in 2015 — called CityBridge — McHugh […]

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An untapped (and unspoken) opportunity

How to provide help, hope and healing to sexual abuse survivors in your church Church Executive: Even now, it seems like sexual trauma incidents are treated like isolated incidents. Why? Dr. James Reeves: Sexual abuse occurs in a subterranean place. In a secret place. Most of the public is living on one level; beneath that, […]

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CALLING THE CHURCH TO ACTION:

Sexual abuse prevention and healing occur at the church level By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris Why does child sexual abuse continue to impact the Church? Why do so many abuse survivors remain hurting and silent? What must change in the Church? In the last 10 years, our culture has experienced repeated clarion calls for […]

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Church construction financing trends

A lending veteran’s perspective WatersEdge began lending to churches in 1953 and has since partnered with more than 1,600 congregations looking to grow or refinance. During that nearly 70-year span, we’ve seen it all: boom years, recessions, and everything in between.  So, as churches ride the waves of yet another tumultuous period in our nation’s […]

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The shape of things to come

Many things have changed in ministry over the last 2 years, leading to some new and exciting opportunities.  Construction activity slowed during the pandemic and now appears to be on the rebound. Lending requests for new projects, renovation and expansion have increased and churches are primarily investing in three different types of venues: #1: Retrofitting […]

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