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House of worship giving trends

We’re well into 2023, and some churches are anxiously eyeing their budgets and wondering whether this will be the year they venture into the black. Church Mutual recently surveyed 865 American adults for its “Risk Radar Report — Charitable Giving in America,” and the results were promising: The study found that more than half of […]

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Q&A: New flagship product from largest church technology provider in the U.S. designed to enable church health and growth

Ministry Brands launches ‘Ministry Brands Amplify,’ a new breed of integrated church management platform Church Executive: The company aimed to create the first church management platform specifically designed for the “post-COVID challenges that churches face today.” Can you tell me more about that? Nathan James: Absolutely. COVID had a profound impact on our world. With […]

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Ministry Brands launches ‘Ministry Brands Amplify,’ a new breed of integrated church management platform

  Ministry Brands, the leading provider of software and services for faith-based, non-profit and other purpose-driven organizations, announced today the release of Ministry Brands AmplifyTM, a new platform that is designed to help church leaders access everything they need to empower healthy ministries and expand their impact on the communities they serve – all in […]

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Church Mutual® names new president

  Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. has promoted Alan S. Ogilvie to president of the company, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Rich Poirier, current president and CEO, will retain his CEO responsibilities. Ogilvie also will join Church Mutual’s Board of Directors. The two executive leaders will work side by side throughout 2023, in preparation for Ogilvie […]

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7 Ways to Avoid the After-Christmas Crash

  The end of the year is a busy time in the church. On one hand, it’s a few weeks that hold fun, tradition, and time for community. But on the other hand, the expectations placed on church leaders can turn the holly jolly holidays into a series of exhausting events that leave you burnt […]

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Steps organizations can take for a successful and secure charitable season

By Eric Spacek, assistant vice president – Risk Control, at Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. GivingTuesday was created 10 years ago to encourage people to do good. During this annual celebration the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Americans provide to nonprofits they believe in. In 2021, the GivingTuesday Data Commons estimates 35 million adults participated in GivingTuesday, […]

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Running Safer, More Efficient Volunteer Programs

What would our houses of worship do without volunteers? They are essential to carrying out the mission of so many churches, supporting not only outreach and programming, but everyday operations. Volunteers are even more valuable in the current economic environment, as rising costs and labor shortages continue to put additional strain on already limited resources. […]

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An education in engagement

A seasoned church builder shares the most engaging designs in his portfolio   Engaging gathering spaces Pastor Joel Sims at Word of Life Church in Flowood, Miss., has the best gathering space of any church I’ve ever built. This space features a full kitchen, so the church is serving full meals before and after church […]

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The Church Financial Field Guide

  Churches face a multitude of changes today. And the rate and extent of change are greater than ever, which means church leaders need to identify trends sooner and respond faster. The Church Financial Field Guide from CapinCrouse highlights seven costly mistakes to avoid so you can maximize your church’s ministry impact, including: Managing budgets like […]

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New Study Finds Nearly 50% of American Christians Have Not Progressed Past the ‘Infant’ Stage of Spiritual Growth

Grey Matter Research Finds Contributing Factors include Lack of Church Attendance, Prayer and Bible Reading MIAMI, June 27, 2022 — A new study from Grey Matter Research & Consulting shows that the average American Christian has the spiritual maturity equivalent to no more than that of a toddler (using physical growth stages for comparison), due […]

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