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An education in engagement

A seasoned church builder shares the most engaging designs in his portfolio   Engaging gathering spaces Pastor Joel Sims at Word of Life Church in Flowood, Miss., has the best gathering space of any church I’ve ever built. This space features a full kitchen, so the church is serving full meals before and after church […]

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The Church Financial Field Guide

  Churches face a multitude of changes today. And the rate and extent of change are greater than ever, which means church leaders need to identify trends sooner and respond faster. The Church Financial Field Guide from CapinCrouse highlights seven costly mistakes to avoid so you can maximize your church’s ministry impact, including: Managing budgets like […]

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New Study Finds Nearly 50% of American Christians Have Not Progressed Past the ‘Infant’ Stage of Spiritual Growth

Grey Matter Research Finds Contributing Factors include Lack of Church Attendance, Prayer and Bible Reading MIAMI, June 27, 2022 — A new study from Grey Matter Research & Consulting shows that the average American Christian has the spiritual maturity equivalent to no more than that of a toddler (using physical growth stages for comparison), due […]

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Glatfelter Religious Practice Introduces New Name, Logo

As part of a larger rebranding, Glatfelter Insurance Group, an AIG company, has renamed its religious insurance program as Glatfelter Ministry Care. Glatfelter Ministry Care will continue to serve houses of worship of all faiths, including churches, synagogues, mosques and temples with customized coverages designed to meet their unique needs. “In talking with our agents, […]

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Luther Rice Launches New Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Degree

June 29, 2022 — Today, Luther Rice College and Seminary launched its newest degree program, a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership. Luther Rice is now accepting applications and will offer classes this Fall semester in the program. The Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership degree is the second Ministry in the Marketplace degree Luther Rice has […]

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With its Carson v. Makin decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Maine’s ban on providing aid to religious schools

Church Executive has been following the spate of Supreme Court cases during the last few years where the Court is sorting out the ground rules for when church schools and other church affiliates are allowed to participate in government tuition and subsidy programs and when they can properly be excluded. Drawing the right dividing line […]

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How to protect your religious art and artifacts

Many houses of worship contain valuable art, artifacts and other treasures. While these items often are imbued with deep spiritual meaning, the untrained eye might not recognize them as assets requiring protection. That creates risk — not just from the threat of human wrongdoing, but from Mother Nature as well. Art and artifacts are always […]

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Climate change has significant impact on insurance carriers – and their customers

At times, global climate change can seem like a far-off occurrence — a nebulous challenge that doesn’t really affect our lives. However, the truth is that our ecosystems and weather patterns are feeling the effects today. Depending on where you live, you might be experiencing epic wildfires, massive tornados, powerful hurricanes, torrential rains, damaging hail […]

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Hybrid worship strategies for multi-generational churches

By Raymund Ferrer As worship becomes increasingly more virtual, it’s important that a church can offer a hybrid experience that continues to connect church members — whether they’re down the street or across the world.  Many churches are grappling with this change — online vs traditional in-person experiences. As church attendance continues to decline, leaders […]

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MMBB Financial Services Presents: “Ask a Financial Planner”

  Join us on May 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern time for a Live Q&A session with our knowledgeable Financial Planning Specialists. The live webinar will provide you with an opportunity to submit general financial questions in real time!  Expert advice, live polls and more. MMBB’s mission is to serve you and we created this […]

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