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Pushpay #TogetherWe Road Trip

3 things I learned from hitting the road that can help your ministry By Shanda Boyett Everything Pushpay does is driven by its purpose to bring people together by strengthening community, connection, and belonging. What better way to live that mission than to hit the road for a weeklong tour of churches in the Houston, […]

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Better design builds better connections

JOHN MEADOR  / PASTOR / CROSS CITY CHURCH / EULESS, TX With its Generations Project, Cross City Church is preparing its facilities to reach people for years to come. By RaeAnn Slaybaugh The Generations Project at Cross City Church isn’t Pastor John Meador’s first major building initiative. It is, however, his favorite.  “I’ve built several […]

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Church construction forecast: 2022

It’s all about timing! By Rodney C. James As they say, “timing is everything.”  When forecasting for church construction this year, there can’t be a more accurate statement. In 2021, we all saw crazy increases in the prices of construction materials, sometimes daily. While some of the chaos of pricing fluctuation has stabilized, the new […]

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Are you sabotaging your credit score?

By Colin Nass, CFP®, AEP®, RICP® Your credit score is one of your most important assets.  It should be treated with care because it impacts your overall financial health. Your credit score influences how much money you’ll spend on interest and fees. A very good credit score will likely get you the best rates and […]

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The hidden costs of job relocation

    By Vincent J. Schera, ACC®, CCP® You’re excited to start a new position, or to accept a new call to a church or organization that you’ve been offered in another city or state. The compensation package is an improvement over what you are currently receiving, and the location seems ideal for you and […]

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Radical obedience, reimagined space, real impact

In their new, reimagined church home — a former Best Buy — Forward City Church can finally do ministry the way its founders have always dreamed of By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Pastor Travis Greene and his wife, Dr. Jackie Greene, started Forward City just five years ago after relocating to Columbia, SC from Charlotte.  Though the […]

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Uncommonly common coverages

For Jamie Barth, accommodating unique insurance requests is pretty common. A large Texas church hosts a Christmas pageant including live animals — camels, lions, a small elephant, and sheep for the manger. The church hires an outside company to provide the animals.  The need for separate insurance coverage never occurs to church leaders; it only […]

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Missional alliance (and much more)

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh With rates near historic lows, it makes a lot of sense for a church to consider refinancing its debt right now.  Like many houses of worship, Reston Bible Church (RBC) in Dulles, Va., wanted to take advantage of this lending climate while the opportunity existed.  In particular, Executive Pastor Bruce Campbell was […]

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Authentic — in and out of season

How one North Houston church is transforming a challenging piece of property for the entire community’s benefit In 2019, after meeting in a school for three years, Declaration Church in North Houston, Texas, set its sights on building a permanent home. For this church plant of WoodsEdge Community Church, it was a wonderful blessing — […]

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A MIXED PURSUIT

At New Life Church of Arkansas, becoming debt-free — while continuing to expand across the state — are co-equal priorities. Here’s how it’s doing both successfully. At the financial helm of one of the nation’s fastest-growing churches — with 18 campuses across Arkansas — Finance Director and CFO Trip Leach has his hands (blessedly) full. […]

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