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Monitoring: the key to surviving wildfires for church retreats

By Thomas J. Kluxdal Perched high in Northern California’s Sierra Mountains, Camp Peaceful Pines has served more than 60 summers as a rustic retreat for those affiliated with the Pacific Southwest District of the Church of the Brethren. Generations of campers have been drawn to the site’s awe-inspiring views in Alpine County, California—and by the […]

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Still using Excel for your church financial reporting? Come to the cloud: Learn how!

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Learn how “Cloud Computing” can do the heavy lifting for you. Join Church Executive and Sage Intacct for a FREE WEBINAR:   Wednesday, September 26 10 am ET / 9 am CT / 7 am PT In just 60 minutes, we’ll tell you how to “Leverage the Cloud for Quick & Easy Financial Reporting for  Faith-Based […]

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What a powerful, affordable church app can do for your ministry

Ministry Brands is excited to announce the September 10th launch of an affordable, new mobile church app for Apple and Android platforms — MinistryOne! By Valerie Russell People are more connected to their phones now than ever before. Studies show people in the U.S. spend up to 5 hours a day on smartphones, and 85% of […]

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5 steps to help minimize the impact of an active shooter incident

By Brian Gleason Active shooter incidents have become a concern for all in recent years. These incidents occur without warning and quickly progress.   Although they cannot always be prevented, organizations can take steps to help minimize the impact to their organization, employees or students. Having a plan in place to respond to an active shooter […]

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Engagement is key to Millennial support

By Kristine Miller, CFRE For many churches, figuring out how to engage Millennials in ministry and giving is one of their most pressing concerns. Church leaders often lament the absence of young families from the church’s pledge list and Bible study rosters. Understanding the Millennial mindset is crucial for appealing to this generation that has […]

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Are you ready for the new GAAP?

By Jason Terrell This year will prove to be a pivotal year for some churches, thanks to more stringent reporting standards  published in 2016 for the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). These standards will be effective for calendar year 2018 and beyond.    Who is affected?  Ministries affected by these new reporting standards include churches or […]

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Pushpay announces summer product launch to accelerate church leaders’ ability to drive participation and increase generosity

Announcement comes as hundreds gather to learn about industry trends and company news at Pushpay’s sold-out conference, Summit One Day On August 16, Pushpay Holdings Limited ( NZSX:PPH , ASX:PPH , ‘Pushpay’ or ‘the Company’), a leading payments and engagement provider to the US faith sector, announced a sweeping set of company updates for customers […]

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New pathways to enhance life & work

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“Bethany Theological Seminary has a history of adapting its program to meet the changing needs of the church and society. Now the Seminary finds itself in a rapidly changing religious landscape, involving congregational life, denominational institutions, religious affiliation, and spirituality in America.” From its beginnings in Chicago — when prison ministry and service to immigrants […]

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Preserving your cultural heritage: A guide to stained glass window restoration

By John Phillips Stained glass window rejuvenation is becoming increasingly critical as the world’s stained glass windows are rapidly maturing. For many years, these stained glass treasures have been exposed to the elements, causing deterioration and forcing the need for repair and restoration. A professional stained glass consultant is versed in all facets of repair […]

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How to retain & expand supporters through digital giving: expert Q&A

What do churches need to know about the correlation between digital giving and engagement — especially if they haven’t thought about it before? Richard A. Bauer: In my experience — having dealt with many Christian churches across the country — those who are excelling at digital giving are also leveraging the digital features of their […]

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