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4 design ideas to increase your impact on young members

By Jennifer Wise Churches today are actively seeking to add relevance and functional space for both their youth and children’s ministry areas. For growing ministries, youth and children’s spaces can become a pressure point. Millennials — and the new Gen Z-ers — walk through the door looking to see if the church values them. If […]

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Theft, fraud & embezzlement: how to protect your church

Red flags and best practices to better protect your religious organization They’re on the news on a regular basis: stories of church theft, fraud and embezzlement. Sometimes the culprit is the church accountant who intentionally misrepresents church spending. Sometimes it’s the church food pantry director, who purchases food for the church — and $30,000 in […]

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Faith comes by hearing

As a church sound guy, Romans 10:17 is my favorite Bible verse: “Consequently, faith comes by hearing…” After all, true hearing requires that the message is understood. By Jeff Barnett In a previous article, “Choosing the best mic to deliver your message,” we discussed how crucial microphone selection is for ensuring the Word is heard. Here, […]

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Examining the next-level generosity movement

By Kristine Miller You might have already sensed the dramatic shift in the philanthropic landscape. The way in which donors are giving, the number of donors contributing, and the number of organizations donors are supporting are all in rapid flux. Changes to the tax code have given rise to donor-advised funds and other tools that […]

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Financial challenges of the “sandwich generation”

By Patricia L. Hunter, CFP® What is the “sandwich generation”? This term refers to middle-aged individuals who are simultaneously caring for and supporting their children, as well as their aging parents. They have been given that label because these individuals are effectively “sandwiched” between the obligation to care for their aging parents — who might […]

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Aggregation: Changing the healthcare industry for U.S. churches

Whether you’re an established megachurch with multiple campuses or you’re a small local church in a tight-knit community, it’s equally important to provide a benefits program for full-time staff. But with rates going up by 10 to 20 percent every year, it can be a challenge for smaller churches to keep up. The result? Understaffed […]

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Church Trends and Statistics

Poll Shows U.S. Church Membership Decline According to a study by Gallup, Inc., a global analytics and advice firm, the number of U.S. adults who are members of a church, mosque or synagogue has dropped by 20 percent in the last two decades. Compared to 70 percent in 1999, only half of Americans reported being […]

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Church Security & Surveillance

Expert advice for helping to prevent — and, if necessary, respond to — a security emergency on your campus In a lot of churches, an “it-can’t-happen-here” mentality prevails. But how big of a threat is a security emergency? Bill Cushwa: Let’s quickly dispel the false sense of security. Our school shooting occurred seven years ago […]

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Pushpay announces spring product launch, enables churches to nurture their community and increase participation

More than 1,100 people gather at Pushpay Summit as the Company unveils Pushpay University and announces the largest product release in its history Pushpay Holdings Limited, a leading payments and engagement provider to the U.S. faith sector, announced updates to its product portfolio today that enable customers to deliver personalized communication and empowers churches to […]

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Pushpay announces Nurture at Summit, the company’s conference for leaders in the faith industry

Record crowd gathers at Gateway Church, Dallas Campus, for a two-day leadership conference to solve today’s biggest ministry challenges Pushpay Holdings Limited, the leading payments and engagement provider to the U.S. faith sector, welcomes churches and industry leaders to Pushpay Summit, the largest conference in company history, as it unveils Nurture, a movement to strengthen […]

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