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Church Mutual® names new president

  Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. has promoted Alan S. Ogilvie to president of the company, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Rich Poirier, current president and CEO, will retain his CEO responsibilities. Ogilvie also will join Church Mutual’s Board of Directors. The two executive leaders will work side by side throughout 2023, in preparation for Ogilvie […]

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7 Ways to Avoid the After-Christmas Crash

  The end of the year is a busy time in the church. On one hand, it’s a few weeks that hold fun, tradition, and time for community. But on the other hand, the expectations placed on church leaders can turn the holly jolly holidays into a series of exhausting events that leave you burnt […]

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Steps organizations can take for a successful and secure charitable season

By Eric Spacek, assistant vice president – Risk Control, at Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. GivingTuesday was created 10 years ago to encourage people to do good. During this annual celebration the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Americans provide to nonprofits they believe in. In 2021, the GivingTuesday Data Commons estimates 35 million adults participated in GivingTuesday, […]

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Running Safer, More Efficient Volunteer Programs

What would our houses of worship do without volunteers? They are essential to carrying out the mission of so many churches, supporting not only outreach and programming, but everyday operations. Volunteers are even more valuable in the current economic environment, as rising costs and labor shortages continue to put additional strain on already limited resources. […]

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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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