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The future of church funding growth

By David Thoroughman One of the challenges churches face is how to accelerate their vision through project-based funding initiatives. It requires a church to craft a clear vision and purpose and articulate it through a case for support. Additionally, a church will need to outline how the goal can be achieved and invite its people […]

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Together we engage the next generation

By Shanda Boyett 3 ways churches can use technology to connect with students Reaching anyone in this day and age is simpler than ever. But actually connecting with them? That can be incredibly hard. In a world filled with screens and smartphones, we’re constantly distracted or looking for the next best thing — particularly students. […]

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3 things your church must do, post-Roe

By Joseph Schmidt Roe vs Wade has been overturned, and across the country churches are unsure of what comes next and how they can be best prepared. The reversing of Roe vs Wade doesn’t put an end to people getting pregnant unexpectedly. Taking the following three steps will ensure that your church is prepared to […]

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Making the most of email efforts

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Like many church professionals, Danielle Zapchenk, Director of Communications at West Ridge Community Church in Elgin, Ill., once used a third-party email marketing tool — Mailchimp — in her role. By switching to a church-specific, holistic church management software platform, she and her team can now streamline the church’s email communications from […]

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SMART EXPANSION IDEAS

  Q&A: How to get the most from your new space Church Executive: For pastors, what are some common indicators that it’s time to seriously consider expanding? Charlie Daniels: One sign is when you start reaching close to capacity, of course. Or if your facility just isn’t adequate for the times. Sound, lights and video […]

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ADDRESSING SEXUAL ABUSE FROM THE PULPIT

Proactive Communication ‘From the Front’ By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris In many churches, the topic of child sexual abuse is raised from the pulpit only in the context of an impending crisis within the ministry. Many ministry leaders hope to never need to address the issue of child sexual abuse from the pulpit. The […]

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New Study Finds Nearly 50% of American Christians Have Not Progressed Past the ‘Infant’ Stage of Spiritual Growth

Grey Matter Research Finds Contributing Factors include Lack of Church Attendance, Prayer and Bible Reading MIAMI, June 27, 2022 — A new study from Grey Matter Research & Consulting shows that the average American Christian has the spiritual maturity equivalent to no more than that of a toddler (using physical growth stages for comparison), due […]

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Givelify releases 2022 Giving in Faith Report

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Givelify, an award-winning online and mobile giving app platform, announced the release of its 2022 Giving in Faith report, which explores trends in the faith-based community. This year’s groundbreaking report delivers direct insight into the impact the continuing COVID-19 pandemic had on church attendance, digital adoption, community outreach and giving. Givelify partnered with the Lake Institute on […]

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4 ways to re-engage your congregation after the summer slump

Leverage technology to maximize outreach and build community this fall By Brian Byersdorf As a church leader, you’re probably feeling the so-called “summer slump” harder than usual in your attendance and tithing. Referring to the seemingly inevitable dip in church participation between June and August, the summer slump of 2022 has been exacerbated by several […]

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SBC Churches and Child Sexual Abuse

Reasons for Encouragement and Optimism By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris June 10, 2022 Many Baptist leaders and congregation members were discouraged after the release of the Guidepost Solutions Report on May 25th, investigating actions of the SBC Executive Committee related to sexual abuse. The Report focused on sexual abuse RESPONSE and PREVENTION — followed […]

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