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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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Church Mutual Celebrates 125th Anniversary

  Company sponsors “Secrets of Sacred Architecture” documentary in recognition of milestone This year marks the 125th anniversary of Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (a stock insurer)1. In recognition of the milestone, the company sponsored “Secrets of Sacred Architecture,” a documentary that will begin airing nationwide Monday, April 18, 2022, on PBS. Narrated by American actor, […]

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New findings on young Americans two years into the COVID-19 pandemic

Late last month, Springtide Research Institute released its The New Normal, Updated & Expanded: 10 Ways to Care for Gen Z in a Post-Pandemic World, the second installment of its investigation into the perspectives and experiences of young people during this COVID-19 pandemic. The report highlights survey findings from 1,796 young people ages 13-25. Consonant […]

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Digital hacks to continue community momentum post-Easter

By Brian Byersdorf Church leaders and attendees alike have noticed that worship attendance has changed with the COVID-19 pandemic, with 21% of churchgoers still substituting virtual attendance for in-person attendance. Even with lower COVID-19 cases, many churchgoers are finding they prefer to worship alone, and enjoy having a virtual option. While this departure from pre-pandemic […]

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Ukranian giving: Tips to keep in mind if coordinating support

  As Americans increasingly continue to donate funds to organizations aiding Ukraine, Church Mutual Insurance offers church organizations the below 4 tips to safeguard member personal information: Communication – Tell members your authorized methods of giving. Frequently communicating your methods of giving has two very important functions. First, repetition may result in increased giving. Second, members […]

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The TCN Board Announces Denise Craig as Chief Executive

As The Church Network (TCN) Board President and on behalf of the entire Board I am excited to announce that Denise Craig has been selected to serve as the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TCN. Denise will assume her position as CEO Elect on July 18th and fully transition to CEO September 1, 2022, […]

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Making all things new

Tips for modernizing aging church facilities By Micah Semicek, AIA, LEED AP It is essential for church leadership to be aware of the state of their facilities. Churches are increasingly competing for attendance numbers, which is directly tied to giving. The consistency and quantity of giving determines how financially stable an organization is, and in […]

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Communications Learning Week helps participants develop their skills

  United Methodist Communication (UMCom) has announced a week-long ecumenical training opportunity launching this spring for anyone in ministry seeking to enhance their communications skills. Communications Learning Week: Taking the Next Step will be held May 9-13, 2022 and is designed with busy schedules in mind. All of the learning week content will be recorded and stored […]

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Michael Graves Architecture & Design acquires Waldon Studio Architects

(above: Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis, MD) The merger strengthens the firm’s legacy of innovative design and deep sector knowledge — including the faith-based market Earlier this month, Michael Graves Architecture (MG), an award-winning global leader in planning, architecture, and interior design based in Princeton, NJ — and a household name for design aficionados […]

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