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Donations & Payments & Compliance, Oh My!

Keeping your ministry safe & effective By Olivia Massimiano “Compliance” may not be a top concern—or even a familiar idea—to your church leadership team. But navigating the complexities of payment processing and charitable donations is crucial for maintaining a safe and effective ministry. Having a basic grasp of these regulations not only helps safeguard your […]

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Preparing your church for summer severe weather

By Eric Spacek Summer is around the corner and many churches are preparing for a rush of activity around weddings, festivals, kids camps and more. Summer also kicks off storm season, which means there’s no better time to review (or create) a severe weather plan to safeguard your church from severe weather. As a church […]

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Succession planning

By Denise Craig, CAE CCA  You won’t be in your role forever. Whether you are serving as the Senior Pastor, the Church Administrator, or as the Facility Manager, one day someone else will be leading at your church. It could be through retirement, moving on to another role, or an emergency no one could have […]

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How your house of worship should be addressing the risk of sexual abuse

By Eric Spacek April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, making this a perfect time to review your organization’s policies and practices to protect children from sexual assault. With this in mind, we spoke with Eric Spacek, assistant vice president – Risk Control at Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.1, who outlines how organizations can help […]

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Transforming Church Stability with Recurring Giving Software

The rhythm of giving in churches often mirrors the seasons and economic sequences, with 55% reporting decreased giving due to inflation and peaks during the winter holiday season with a decline as spring and summer vacations pull congregants away from attendance at their home churches. While it’s a predictable cycle, it can often leave churches […]

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ALL TOGETHER NOW…

In church design circles, we’re hearing the term “community-friendly” more and more often. But why are churches, uniquely, in the thick of this movement? And what does this community-friendly church design even look like? By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Leaders at BattleCreek Church consulted with the Churches by Daniels team on a design that prioritized community engagement. […]

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Designed for Community

By Denise Craig, CAE CCA  We weren’t designed to live life alone. That includes ministry leadership. Even way back in Genesis 2, God said it wasn’t good for man to be alone. As leaders, we can encourage everyone in our churches to join a small group, but do we think the best practices of belonging […]

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Are You a Transformational Pastor?

By Stanley Paul Mongin, PhD A transformational pastor is supposed to influence, motivate, stimulate, and consider all their congregants individually. These pastoral leadership components are derived from the theory of transformational leadership, which was developed by Bernard A. Bass & Bruce J. Avolio in their book, Improving Organizational Effectiveness Through Transformational Leadership in 1994.  Bass […]

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Protecting Parishioners from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

By Eric Spacek Carbon monoxide (CO) is often referred to as the “silent killer.” This colorless, odorless gas is released in the exhaust from fossil fuel burning engines in cars, trucks and other machinery. But, it can also be released from poorly working furnaces or equipment inside your building, which can lead to CO poisoning […]

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

This is a question we’ve probably all been asked, or we have asked someone else. Now that you actually are a grown up, how did things turn out? Is it like you thought it would be, or did life take you down some unexpected twists and turns that led you to a destination where you […]

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