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5 TIPS FOR DEALING WITH AN INHERITANCE

By Rev. Melody S. Chartier, CFP® Anyone who is fortunate enough to receive an inheritance, whether it is large or small, can understand that it brings them unexpected opportunities — but not everyone will recognize that it also can present some challenges. The Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy projects that the parents of […]

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Top 4 church facility management challenges — and how to solve them

By Donovan Loomis If you’re responsible for the care of your church’s facilities, chances are you face many of the same challenges as others in your field. In fact, I recently surveyed leaders across the country from 200-member congregations to megachurches with 8+ campuses, all in different geographic areas with varying economic makeup. One of […]

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How healthy is your church?

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By Jason Terrell In our daily lives, we are used to paying attention to our health. Estimates place the revenue for the “fitness, mind+body” industry in the billions of dollars annually.  We have wearable devices, apps for our phones and countless websites that help us track our fitness level, blood pressure, heart rate, sleep cycle […]

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Is your church ready for summer weather?

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By Brian Gleason In every season of the year, there is typically at least one natural disaster that could pose threat to your organization. As the temperatures begin the rise and we prepare for the summer months ahead, now is the time to begin thinking about severe weather, including thunderstorms, tornadoes and the damage they […]

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What is a “great deal” on a piece of land?

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By Rodney James How much does a piece of land really cost? So, you’re ready to relocate your church or start a new campus. Where do you begin? Everyone knows that location, location, location is the most important thing when purchasing real estate. But, for a church wanting to build new facilities on that land, […]

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Creating a better experience for worshipers starts in the business office

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By Tim Grabacki  Churches are businesses. Certainly, they are a special kind of business, with a special mission — but, the business office needs to operate like any qualified department, whether for-profit or not-for-profit. In order to streamline, you need the right tools to function well and thrive. Functioning well lets your church achieve more of its […]

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[Webinar] Leveraging the Cloud for Quick & Easy Financial Reporting for Faith-Based Organizations

Date: Wednesday, May 23 Time: 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET Cost: FREE As a faith-based finance organization, you need to provide up-to-the-minute, accurate information to a variety of stakeholders — pastors, ministers, program managers, and board members. But instead, you’re stuck with manual, Excel-based reporting, resulting in delays and inaccurate data. Learn why […]

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Advancements in MDiv & DMin Training: a remote roundtable discussion

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How seminaries and universities are making graduate studies more accessible for busy full-time church leaders In general, have full-time church leaders shown increased interest in MDiv and DMin training in recent years? Christopher Reeves: Yes — church leaders today face more challenging responsibilities in leading their churches. Also, research shows that employers and students now […]

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Keeping kids safe and secure: a remote roundtable discussion

Church Executive spoke with experts in the fields of risk management and background checks about best practices associated with the care of children within the church — and how to equip your staff members with the knowledge they need to enact them. What are the biggest risks and liabilities facing churches in the area of […]

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Solid financial practices pay dividends for churches

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By Jason Terrell In today’s world of rapidly changing expectations, all areas of ministry come under scrutiny — and none more so than the church’s finances.  So, how can a ministry do what it takes to keep itself financially sound?   To start, make sure your church management software integrates with a strong financial software designed […]

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