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MMBB Awarded Grant of $500,000 by Lilly Endowment Inc.

  MMBB Financial Services is pleased to announce they have been awarded a grant of $500,000 by Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its continued support for MMBB’s Financial Wellness for Pastoral Leaders and their Congregations initiative. As with all the financial education programs at MMBB, our goal is to improve the financial health of […]

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Eliminating accessibility barriers promotes inclusion in worship

By Kathryn McCormack Separation of church and state has been an important pillar of our country since its inception. An individual’s freedom to explore his or her faith should be available to all who choose to cultivate a deeper sense of purpose in life and belonging within their communities. Often, this freedom is taken for […]

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YEAR-END TAX PLANNING TIPS

By Rev. James R. Cook, CFP®, RICP® We are now in the fourth quarter of the year, which means it is the perfect time to consider tax planning.  Many of us only think of our taxes when we sit down to pull information together to complete our tax returns, but by then it is often […]

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Holiday giving 2021 – protecting your organization from cyber-theft

By Craig Huss Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 73% of religious organizations accepted online donations. Today, 93% of religious organizations with more than 100 members offer online giving, and nearly half of organizations with fewer than 50 members provide the option. That’s good news for churches who want to use Giving Tuesday (and the upcoming […]

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STUDY: Navigating unprecedented uncertainty, Gen Z isn’t turning to religious groups

A new installment of the largest available dataset on young people and spirituality shows that young people don’t think religious groups care about their values MINNEAPOLIS, MN — On October 25, Springtide Research Institute released The State of Religion & Young People 2021, the result of a year of research into the beliefs, practices, values, […]

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Theological understanding of digital ministry necessary for the church of the future

With 50-70% of churches committed to continuing online services, leaders need to be equipped to minister to congregants they may never see in person  With studies showing that churches throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe will continue to conduct ministry online post-COVID-19, the Christian media ministry Premier Insight has partnered with Spurgeon’s College in the […]

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Providing emergency shelter

Q&A with Guy Russ, assistant vice president – Risk Control at Church Mutual Insurance Company Why should a church consider opening its facility as a temporary shelter? Russ: Emergency shelters and transitional living arrangements are important ways churches can help those in need. This includes providing living arrangements within worship centers, fellowship halls and educational […]

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Carson v. Makin: Another key First Amendment case — with the potential to affect churches, church schools — is on the horizon

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear another important First Amendment case in early December, and the experts are saying the Court’s decision in this case could well complete the job of allowing churches and their schools and other affiliates to participate fully in government grant and subsidy programs. As Church Executive readers might […]

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Pushpay to acquire Resi Media, leading video streaming technology

  Pushpay, the leading payments and engagement solutions provider for faith-based and non-profit sectors, announced the entry into a definitive agreement for Pushpay to acquire Resi Media LLC, an industry leading video streaming platform. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the month, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions, and will expand Pushpay’s ability to help organizations increase engagement […]

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Financially fit to build?

By Rodney C. James Any church that has a God-given vision to advance the Kingdom should be anticipating facility growth in their future, whether expansion, renovation, or new facilities. The question is not a matter of if, but when. So, since we will need a facility project of some type in the months or weeks […]

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