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Church Executive 2013 Good Steward Awards — only two weeks left!

There’s only two weeks left to nominate recognition-worthy churches for the Church Executive 2013 Good Steward Awards! Winners will be spotlighted in our December issue in the areas of FACILITIES, FINANCE, FUNDRAISING, LEADERSHIP, SAFETY & SECURITY and TECHNOLOGY. Don’t wait any longer — submit your nomination today!

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Religious diversity is increasing at the office, and so are pitfalls

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE  — The American workplace, like the rest of U.S. society, is becoming more religiously diverse, and that is raising concerns about employer accommodations for believers — and increasing the odds for uncomfortable moments around the water cooler. Yet, one potential flashpoint among workers does not involve new immigrant faiths but rather two […]

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NAMB guidelines for military chaplains updated to address same-sex unions

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) — The North American Mission Board has issued new guidelines for Southern Baptist military chaplains in light of the U.S. military’s recognition of same-sex marriage. The guidelines reiterate Southern Baptist doctrine and the expectation that SBC chaplains will not participate in or attend wedding ceremonies for gay members of the military. “Our […]

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE: Do you have unrealistic expectations?

Recently, I had lunch with a pastor I’ve worked with for almost a decade, and he told me a story.

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Woman admits to embezzling church funds

By Bob Allen ASSOCIATED BAPTIST PRESS — The former financial secretary at a Georgia Baptist association pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to stealing from her employer and was then arrested on additional charges claiming she took even more. Tonya Renee Woodward, 52, of Dothan, AL, entered what’s referred to as a “blind guilty plea,” which means […]

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Many ministers saddled with seminary debt

By Robert Dilday ASSOCIATED BAPTIST PRESS — When Congress overwhelmingly approved a measure last month to relieve spiraling student debt, churches probably didn’t realize the problem hits closer to home than expected — many pastors are leaving seminary and divinity school with tens of thousands of dollars in loans. “It’s becoming a huge issue,” said […]

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Nationwide Christian business internship program launched

ATLANTA /Christian Newswire/ — In September, the Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (FCCI) is launching a nationwide FCCI Fellows program with the ambitious 12-year goal of equipping 1 million college students to apply Biblical principles in their business careers. Beginning in the summer of 2014, high-quality paid internships will be available for selected freshmen, […]

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How much should we pay the pastor?

By Robert Dilday ABPNews /Robert Dilday/Religious Herald — It may be one of  the most uncomfortable — and sometimes contentious — questions in congregational life: How much should we pay our senior pastor? Ministers struggle between commitments to a self-sacrificial calling on the one hand and providing for their families on the other. Congregations want […]

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Church Executive 2013 Good Steward Awards! — 3 weeks left

There’s only three weeks left to nominate recognition-worthy churches for the Church Executive 2013 Good Steward Awards! Winners will be spotlighted in our December issue in the areas of FACILITIES, FINANCE, FUNDRAISING, LEADERSHIP, SAFETY & SECURITY and TECHNOLOGY. Don’t wait any longer — submit your nomination today!

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Church Executive 2013 Good Steward Awards!

There’s only four weeks left to nominate recognition-worthy churches for the Church Executive 2013 Good Steward Awards! Winners will be spotlighted in our December issue in the areas of FACILITIES, FINANCE, FUNDRAISING, LEADERSHIP, SAFETY & SECURITY and TECHNOLOGY. Don’t wait any longer — submit your nomination today!                

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