Church Growth Archives - Church Executive


Religious schools get more access to state aid with Supreme Court’s Espinoza v. Montana ruling

The Supreme Court last week handed down its decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. By a 5-4 vote, it ruled that the Montana Supreme Court had violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment when it struck down a Montana scholarship program because that program would have allowed scholarship aid for students attending […]

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How to sustain giving during disruption

Tips, tools & expert advice Given the coronavirus and its effect on church operations, are you seeing an increased interest in sustained giving tools and strategies? Baker: Before COVID-19, digital giving was an important part of a church’s stewardship ministries. Now it’s the main focus of financing the work of the Lord. Every church has […]

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RYAN BINKLEY & CREATE CHURCH: Welcoming by (divine) design

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Ryan Binkley had a God-given dream — several, in fact — about a church where people can “find and fulfill their created purpose in Christ.” This would be a place where those without a church home, can not only discover one, but come into the understanding of their destiny in Christ. His […]

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Ensuring an engaging churchgoing experience — by design

In part 2 of this roundtable series, a brand-new set of design professionals and ministry leaders discussed thoughtfully designed church spaces for everyone — members, guests, visitors, children, youth, seniors, and communities-at-large. They even tackle engaging design strategies for multi-site churches. When we use the term “engaging design,” when should that experience start — and […]

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It’s All About Alignment

A unified approach to church building & capital stewardship just makes sense We’ve all heard of church building projects that go like this: hire an architect and design a building. Find out the building you want is more than your church can afford. Hire a capital stewardship consultant to raise the difference. Find out the […]

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Better together: combining your ChMS & giving platforms

How to deepen engagement with an end-to-end church management solution By Troy Pollock Since I started my journey with Pushpay in 2012, there have been so many changes, innovations and developments in technology to help the church. In fact, at the time, digital giving was a revolutionary concept. I remember having to pitch the idea […]

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Storage made for Sundays

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh If you’re like me, you’re not well-versed in “collaborative media storage.” You might assume (like I did), That’s for the AV or IT staff to think about. While it’s true your content creation and live production teams use collaborative media (video) storage most, there are three really good reasons that you — […]

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Reaching people when the crisis is over

By Dr. Marty Baker Our world has changed in the past few months. Who would have ever believed thousands of congregations across the U.S. would be closed in a matter of days? Who would have believed school semesters would be suspended and major sporting events postponed? No one would have imagined that many businesses would […]

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Tech-Driven Church: a new hope

A new hope By Joel Guthrie In this series, we’ve talked about the past and about the current state of technology in the church. In this third and final installment, let’s talk about the future. I’ve worked with some of the world’s largest tech companies, and one thing is apparent: change is coming, and faster […]

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6 essential truths about truly engaging children’s spaces

No small feat! By Paul Mergenhagen #1: Your children’s spaces speak before you say a word. An effective children’s environment demonstrates that you’ve invested in families. It tells parents that you’ve planned on their children being there. This is especially true for guests and first-time visitors. Is your children’s space inviting? Welcoming? Or is it sterile […]

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