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Church communication has changed…have you?

  A look back at the not-so-distant past shows us that communication methods are constantly changing. In 1844, the telegraph made its debut. From there, the Pony Express revolutionized mail delivery in 1860. Real-time, long-distance communication started with the telephone in 1876. And in 1971, Ray Tomlinson sent the first email. Nowadays, how many people […]

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The ins and outs of non-profit audits

By Alex Acree Unlike public companies, nonprofit organizations aren’t legally required to complete an annual financial audit. They don’t need to demonstrate to shareholders and government entities that their finances are in order. There are a few reasons, however, that nonprofits should conduct audits of their financial operations. Large nonprofits that receive more than one […]

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Church Trends and Statistics

What Americans look for in a new church A study conducted by Pew Research Center examines what Americans identify when choosing a new congregation — something that about half of adults do over the course of their lives. About one-third of adults identified relocation as their reason for looking for a new place to worship. […]

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Good governance = good giving

A clear financial plan, including a sound investment policy, protects a church, its ministries and its people from a potentially devastating financial misstep. However, did you know this same plan can actually drive better giving, too? John Regan, Partner and Chief Investment Officer at New York-based Permanens Capital, which counts among its clients several large churches […]

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Creating a culture of generosity in a church plant

While many church plants are simply trying to make it week to week, Shoreline Church in Knoxville, Tenn., leveraged new ways of thinking to eliminate the guesswork for funding ministry. Through data & analytics, Shoreline developed a plan that resulted in a $653,000 one-day offering. It also laid the foundation for a culture of generosity. […]

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Pursuant Acquires TouchPoint Software

Pursuant, Dallas, TX, a fundraising agency, announced their acquisition of TouchPoint Software, LLC, a Memphis, Tennessee web-based church management software system, as of January 1, 2017. TouchPoint provides a church management software system for mobile devices and computers. The software solution was developed by founder and lead developer, David Carroll, as a way to help […]

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Financial wellness: an added benefit for your staff

By Louis P. Barbarin, CPA Perhaps you have heard of or read about ‘financial wellness’ in the workplace. It’s one of the new buzzwords used to describe the range of financial services that some companies are making available to their employees. So, just what is financial wellness? According to Tom Rath and Jim Harter, leaders […]

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Aplos Software and Church Community Builder Announce API Partner Integration

Aplos, Fresno, CA, announced a partnership with cloud-based church management software company, Church Community Builder. Through this partnership, Aplos and Church Community Builder will integrate their systems, bringing together true fund accounting and church management software. This API integration enables Church Community Builder with the capability to securely share real-time data with Aplos. All contributions […]

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The multisite movement at a crossroads

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Very few multisite churches have maximized multiplication potential. Though the movement has been a game-changer, we are again standing at a crossroads.

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Great dividers

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Of all the facility tools at a church’s disposal, portable room dividers are — by design — among the most adaptable. Discover the various uses.

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