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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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Portable partitions offer the space that fits your building’s needs

  With portable room dividers, your space can change as needed to accommodate small or large groups. Non permanent walls are portable, tackable, and affordable.   Innovative Room Dividers have: • Sound-absorption  • Locking corner casters  • Tackable panels  • Self-leveling casters • Full-length hinges  • Position control hinge  • Stable support base  • Secure […]

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State of Church Technology Report

In the past several years and especially through the pandemic, more churches than ever have discovered the benefits of technology. Through management software, online giving, live streaming services, and dozens of other digital solutions, church leaders have realized that these tools are more than flashy luxuries—they’re essential to the future of ministry. But a willingness […]

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Clergy and Church Tax Guides now available

  The 2022 Clergy Tax Preparation Guide for 2021 Returns and 2022 Federal Reporting Requirements for Churches are now available on the MMBB Financial Services website. These reports by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, the senior editor of Church Law and Tax Report, are intended to provide a timely, accurate and authoritative discussion of […]

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Gathering again in 2022

  As ministries all over the world look to resume in-person meetings and conventions, after the last two years, it feels important to ask whether events like these are truly necessary. Is there benefit in the gathering? Is it worth the cost, time, and effort? We believe the answer is a resounding “Yes.” Why Do […]

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Bishop Derek Grier invites faith leaders to ‘DC Talks’ to discuss ongoing racial issues

Banquet and ongoing ‘Let’s Talk’ conversations give participants chance to be heard, brainstorm solutions. Based on the biblical admonition in Malachi 3:16 that “those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard,” Bishop Derek Grier of Grace Church in northern Virginia is inviting pastors and faith leaders from across […]

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Brotherhood Mutual Foundation initiates the Kingdom Advancing Grant to award up to $100,000 to Innovative Church Programs

  In support of Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company’s mission to serve America’s churches so they can focus on building the Kingdom, a new granting opportunity has been funded through the Brotherhood Mutual FoundationSM. The Kingdom Advancing GrantSM will be awarded to innovative Christian church programs that are transforming local communities through ministry. The goal is […]

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The Church — Neither a Victim nor an Accessory Be

There is a different kind of global epidemic that we are facing as the Church about which no one wants to talk. Sex trafficking and exploitation is happening everywhere, even in our own backyards, and its root cause — childhood sexual abuse — is rampant. One out of three girls and one out of five […]

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