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Fully online — from the beginning

At Rockbridge Seminary, online education isn’t a new endeavor for us. It’s who we are, really. All of our programs have been fully online since the seminary started offering courses in 2003. We designed it this way because of our awareness of the struggles ministers face in pursuing campus-based theological education: long commutes to campus, […]

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5 crucial keys to boosting church giving

By Trevor Cornejo An ongoing challenge for churches is navigating how to continually encourage giving. What once was a simple concept of passing an offering plate pew to pew on Sunday mornings, now takes much more strategy and thought. In an age that is becoming more and more reliant on technology, even things like church […]

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Pushpay’s Church Disrupt Conference dives deep on technology, innovation and the future of church

  Pushpay, the leading payments and engagement solutions provider for the faith-based, non-profit, and education sectors, yesterday hosted Church Disrupt 2021: Make Your Mark, an online conference for church staff and leadership teams. The digital event brought together thousands of people across the world for thought provoking keynotes, engaging breakout sessions and conversations focused on […]

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The Church Network 2021 National Conference Keynotes

  Four outstanding keynote speakers will address The Church Network in-person at the national conference July 7-10, 2021. Details are being updated on the conference website as they are confirmed. Check it out and register today if you have not already done so. LAUNCH – Wednesday, July 7th: Navigating Mission-Based Impact with Michael Batts, CPA Mike […]

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The Employee Retention Credit: an overview for ministries

By Mark Landrigan, CPA Nonprofit churches, schools, colleges, camps and ministries are among those who could benefit from a payroll tax credit that offers financial relief during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is an overview of the federal Employee Retention Credit, its eligibility requirements, and how to claim the credit. What is the ERC? The Employee […]

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How religious leaders can prioritize emotional and mental health during the pandemic and beyond

With 41% of Americans reporting symptoms of depression or anxiety attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no wonder religious leaders also are feeling more stressed than ever before. Many of you are facing heightened needs from your members and the community while also managing personal stressors — balancing family needs, financial concerns and an increasing […]

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Transforming our world, one story at a time

  What is it about a great story that captivates us? There’s something in all of us that can’t help but be drawn into a masterful story. It’s why we love books, movies and entertainment.  It’s even why we listen to podcasts. Stories transform us from being an observer of information to a participant in […]

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Pushpay announces Church Disrupt 2021, an interactive digital conference

  Pushpay, the leading payments and engagement solutions provider for the faith-based, non-profit, and education sectors, today announces Church Disrupt 2021: Make Your Mark, a free online conference for church staff and leadership teams on Wednesday, May 12. Church Disrupt will bring together leading pastors and industry experts for engaging keynotes and interactive breakout sessions that address […]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Jimmy D. Pritchard, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Forney

DR. JIMMY D. PRITCHARDAUG. 30, 1955 – FEB. 24, 2021 Taken from the First Baptist Forney website: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Senior Pastor, Dr. Jimmy D. Pritchard. He lost his brief but hard fought battle with COVID Pneumonia at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24. […]

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GuideOne Insurance announces alliance with MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems

West Des Moines, IA, Feb. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GuideOne Insurance today announced its alliance with MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems (APS), leaders in child sexual abuse prevention training and risk management. This relationship will bring discounted access to sexual abuse prevention trainings and resources to GuideOne Insurance’s policyholders in the religious organization, nonprofit and […]

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