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A dream comes true: the vision of two

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Senior Pastor Mark Allen’s path to starting a church in Athens, Texas, began in 2005 — though it certainly wasn’t his plan. “Athens doesn’t need another church,” he laughs. “It’s an exaggeration, but I’ve heard people say there are about 12,000 people who live here and, like, 1,500 churches.” But, God had […]

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Stay cybersafe this summer

By Guy Russ Over the past few months, organizations have scrambled to reinvent their programs and activities for a virtual world in the face of COVID-19. With summer now upon us, and COVID-19 still with us, it’s time to take a hard look at the summer programs your organization offers for children. The Centers for […]

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Vanco introduces free app to connect faith-based communities

Market-leading provider of technology and payment solutions introduces virtual hub for connecting, planning and giving. As faith-based organizations had to quickly move online during COVID-19, they sought new tools to extend their ministry. Now, as they begin returning to in-person services, many organizations are realizing that online ministry represents an important extension of their mission […]

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Giving USA 2020: Data show 2019 one of the highest years for giving on record

New Giving USA report shows strength of Americans’ charitable support and provides baseline, context for current uncertain philanthropic environment American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $449.64 billion to U.S. charities in 2019, placing it among the highest years ever for charitable giving, according to findings in Giving USA 2020: The Annual Report […]

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Free Webinar: Reduce your church’s energy costs by up to 30%

Discover how High Street Baptist Church reduced their energy use by 25% and saved on expenses. Thursday, July 9, 1pm EST. If your church is often out of use during this time of crisis, it may use up to 30%* more energy than necessary. We can help. Sign up for a free webinar and gain […]

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Safely resuming physical gatherings with the help of technology

By Bob Pritchett As our nation moves toward re-opening, church leaders are now tasked with the consideration of whether it is safe to resume in-person gatherings. It’s unlikely that any parts of our former lives, including the way we did church, will ever truly be the same again. So as we begin to re-open and […]

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States hit hardest by unemployment claims: study

With nearly 43 million Americans losing their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic and new unemployment claims this week higher than in the same week last year, WalletHub yesterday released updated rankings for the States Hit Most by Unemployment Claims. This report is a follow-up to WalleteHub’s report on the Cities with the Biggest Increases in […]

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Safely returning to worship + a detailed checklist for churches

Houses of worship play a critical role in the life of the community. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic progressed, many organizations suspended in-person gatherings in accordance with government mandates or recommendations to limit the spread of the virus. Now that states and local communities are planning to ease restrictions, you may be considering how and when […]

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Training to return to church in a COVID-19 environment

By Matthew F. Manion As of this writing, masses are being celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome for the first time in 10 weeks. Throughout the United States, individual states and local jurisdictions are creating guidelines for religious gatherings as they begin to reopen their governments. As churches around the globe begin to open […]

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On priorities and compassion in times of crisis: Craig Groeschel

No matter the crisis, whether COVID-19 or something more local to our community, our first priority must be how we minister to people. Having current and real information is key to making necessary decisions in the moment. Answer the question, based on what we know, what is right, now? Don’t let all the other energy […]

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