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Succession planning

By Denise Craig, CAE CCA  You won’t be in your role forever. Whether you are serving as the Senior Pastor, the Church Administrator, or as the Facility Manager, one day someone else will be leading at your church. It could be through retirement, moving on to another role, or an emergency no one could have […]

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ANSWER THE CALL TO MINISTRY WHILE SERVING GOD & COUNTRY

  Church Executive talks with CH (MAJ) Walter McCall about Army Reserve Chaplain Candidacy — a great option for seminary students, ministry professionals, and even bachelor’s degree holders with a calling Church Executive: The option of becoming a Reserve Chaplain Candidate was new to me. Among the Army Reserve Chaplain Candidates you’ve worked with before, […]

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Hospitality’s role in today’s church design

  By Rodney C. James Webster defines hospitality as “generous and friendly treatment of visitors and guests.” But when we consider the role hospitality should play in today’s church, we must look no further than the Bible. Paul writes in Romans, “Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality” (MSG). The church is commanded to love […]

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JEREMY HOLLEY + IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH: Driving better stewardship with managed accounting services

  By RaeAnn Slaybaugh They say change is hard — but sometimes, it’s worth it. Such is the case at Immanuel Baptist Church, where leaders are discovering the benefits of outsourcing their accounting services: better oversight, increased efficiency, more transparency/accessibility, and cost savings. It was even instrumental in recovering nearly $200,000 in “lost” online gifts […]

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Your summer doesn’t have to slump — 4 ways to prepare now

Summer is a busy season filled with travel plans, vacations, and shifting schedules. However, amidst the hustle and bustle, it’s important to remember that even when we’re on vacation, your mission isn’t on pause. Wherever life takes your community this summer, you’ll want to make sure that your church and the gospel message are only […]

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Together We Disciple

Tailoring Ministry To Resonate With Each Generation Every church leader has a deep desire to connect, resonate with, and grow their people. And while they might all belong to one church body, a factor that influences how each person will experience church and growth is their generation. Each one has its own unique characteristics, beliefs, […]

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Options for churches seeking audits

Churches desiring to employ an audit with respect to their financial operations may opt for various approaches depending on their size, scope, and complexity. By Mike Batts, CPA Audits are conducted by parties who are either external or internal to the church. Smaller churches use internal accountability processes typically performed by members of the churches’ […]

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How your house of worship should be addressing the risk of sexual abuse

By Eric Spacek April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, making this a perfect time to review your organization’s policies and practices to protect children from sexual assault. With this in mind, we spoke with Eric Spacek, assistant vice president – Risk Control at Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.1, who outlines how organizations can help […]

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ALL TOGETHER NOW…

In church design circles, we’re hearing the term “community-friendly” more and more often. But why are churches, uniquely, in the thick of this movement? And what does this community-friendly church design even look like? By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Leaders at BattleCreek Church consulted with the Churches by Daniels team on a design that prioritized community engagement. […]

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RELIEF FOR VICTIMS OF SEX TRAFFICKING

  New federal law — a new pathway for restoration By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris, Guest Editors Countless churches, ministries and nonprofits are committed to the mission of rescuing men, women and children from the sex trade — particularly those being trafficked. After surmounting the extraordinary challenge of rescuing a victim from enslavement in […]

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