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Cleanliness is next to godliness: 5 deep-cleaning strategies for religious facilities

By Brian Miller “How clean is my church?” It’s a thought that might not have been top of mind for many before the pandemic. Now, however, it’s a critical question that deserves an accurate answer. Church cleaning came under the microscope over the past year due to the spread of COVID-19 among congregants. The Centers for Disease […]

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Protect the precious items in your church

By Leiza McKenna Most faith leaders understand how important it is to protect their house of worship from theft, vandalism or damage due to adverse weather conditions. But the physical building is not your only asset — you likely have priceless artifacts inside your building that need special protection, as well. Fine art, antiques, stained […]

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Choosing between construction & adaptation

By Katie Albrecht How do you adjust for new growth in your church?  As a leader, you might believe that the more people you accommodate, the more room your facility needs. However, before you look at building on additional facility space, consider the resources you already have. Proper stewardship of your environment typically entails careful […]

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A house built on sand: 5 hidden exposures for churches

Save your parish from common, costly claims with proper preparation and protection By Shawn Yingling The historic events of the past 12 months have deeply impacted religious organizations everywhere. Chances are, you’ve had to find new ways to share scripture while social distancing, learn how respond to an increasing need for community assistance, and adapt […]

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Livin’ the dream — under budget

For Brynn and Josh Copron, the journey to executive church leadership — and a major building project — happened fast.  But with the right building partner, plus their own passion for design, the result is a new church that’s beyond expectations and below budget.    By RaeAnn Slaybaugh “Well, that escalated quickly” is a common […]

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Preparing for summer camp

If summer is the season for fun in the sun, then spring is the time to prepare for that wonderful time of togetherness, outdoor activities, and faith-filled fellowship. Of course, this summer again will be different for camps and faith-based organizations due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The best way to get […]

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COVID-19 vaccination and re-opening: what churches need to consider

As coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine distribution ramps up nationwide, houses of worship are looking at the impact on their operations — and their people. While health and safety come first, there may be new opportunities to support your workplace and ministry. Guy Russ, assistant vice president — Risk Control at Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (a […]

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Tips to help your church avoid frozen pipes this winter

With winter storms wreaking havoc across the country, houses of worship are dealing with challenges potentially not before experienced – frozen pipes are a top claim. Guy Russ, Church Mutual’s assistant vice president of Risk Control, offers tips on preventing water pipes. Russ explains that, “In an uncertain world, there’s one fact we know for […]

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4 ways to foster your church community during disruption

By Katie Albrecht It’s no secret that in order to have a thriving church, leaders need a strong community within their walls. In fact, when disruption occurs, many worshippers rely on the community around them for support. To maintain this foundation in the church, here are some ways to build and foster your community before, […]

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Portable room dividers: adding flexibility in a church

By Katie Albrecht In the church, it’s not only the people that make the experiences great but also the use of the facility. The facility itself is a wonderful resource that if used properly, can bring in new members and funding. For that reason, your church space needs adaptability to thrive. Here’s how Screenflex Portable […]

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