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“That’s just the way it is.” But does it have to be?

Examining the current state of technology in the church — and challenging lack of innovation, fear of change By Joel Guthrie As consumers, we’ve grown accustomed to a certain level of quality and rate of innovation when it comes to technology. Amazon has made our lives incredibly convenient with same-day delivery, easy returns, and the […]

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If you are late starting to save for retirement … consider these steps

By Rev. Dr. Patricia L. Hunter, CFP® Everyone is familiar with the advice that most financial planners share about saving for retirement — the best time to start planning and saving for retirement is in your 20s. For any number of reasons, far too many people do not get started that early. Retirement can seem […]

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Effective screening: keeping the wolf out of the sheep pen

By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris “Pastor Arrested for Molesting Teens in Youth Group,” screamed a recent media headline in a heavily populated metropolitan area. Unfortunately, it’s not an anomaly; headlines detailing child sexual abuse in ministry contexts occur almost daily. The reality is daunting: one in four girls and one in six boys will be […]

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Going commercial!

3 fundamental truths for building your church’s new kitchen Along with all your other priorities in the new year, your church might be among the 54 percent planning to build, remodel or expand its kitchen* in 2020! If so, three fundamental truths can help you save time and energy, and protect your capital fund. By […]

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Intuitive. Proactive. Peaceful.

MATT KAUTZKY / DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES / BLACKHAWK CHURCH / MIDDLETON, WI  Spanning more than 130,000 square feet, Blackhawk Church transitioned from a (scraps of) paper-based facilities management system to an intuitive platform — all with zero downtime. The platform’s implementation has even fostered the pursuit of a guiding principle for the church: providing a […]

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Leading or lagging?

Architects, pastors discuss what makes church design relevant & appealing to current expectations When we talk about “meeting current expectations” with church design, what are we saying? What are those expectations? Woody: Meeting current expectations means your building is consistently reflective of the culture you’ve developed at your church. When design is intentional, the more […]

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Daniel Mikes joins Cass Commercial Bank as Senior Relationship Manager of its Faith Based East Division

  ST. LOUIS — Daniel Mikes has joined Cass Commercial Bank as senior relationship manager of its Faith Based East Division. Announcing the appointment was Brett Dempsey, senior vice president and director of the Faith Based East Division. Mikes brings to Cass nearly three decades of success in lending to faith-based organizations, with total loan placements exceeding […]

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Giving Tuesday Online Gifts to Churches Grow by 34% in 2019

Ministry Brands, a leading provider of church software and online giving, announced today a 34% increase in transactions and a 7% lift in gift size over last year, as processed through its platforms for the 2019 Giving Tuesday event. These significant increases reflect giving across all of the religious organizations combined that use Ministry Brands’ […]

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Getting the Most From Your ChMS

If you know how to maximize it, your system can fuel more effective outreach, streamline discipleship, inform expansion — and so much more. How can church management system (ChMS) data fuel better, more effective outreach efforts? Andy Jobst: Outreach is a vital initiative for the Church. Registered members of the congregation are the workers in […]

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The Top Church Executive Articles of 2019

By Skylar Griego As we start wrapping up the year and shopping for 2020 planners, now is a good time to look back on 2019 and see the big picture that’s formed throughout the year. At Church Executive, that means taking a look at which articles were most important to our readers. We cover a […]

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