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“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

This is a question we’ve probably all been asked, or we have asked someone else. Now that you actually are a grown up, how did things turn out? Is it like you thought it would be, or did life take you down some unexpected twists and turns that led you to a destination where you […]

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Together We Discover

The Pushpay 2024 State of Church Tech Report Paints a Clear Picture of the Latest Digital Trends Pushpay recently released its third annual State of Church Technology report. This benchmark study reaches thousands of church leaders across the country each year, inviting them to participate in a survey where they can share their priorities, concerns, […]

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Five Unique Challenges Facing Church Administrators in 2024

Good stewardship requires constant vigilance. The most effective church administrators know how to balance the finer details while also keeping an eye on the big picture. One of the major lessons learned by church leaders over the last few years is that things can change quickly and we have to be ready to pivot and […]

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CHURCH BUDGETING GUIDE — Free ebook & Budget Template

By Jeff Harvey, Content Strategist Every church administrator knows the importance of strategic budgeting — as well as the risks of running a ministry without one. Good budgeting can help your church fulfill its mission, while poor budgeting (or no budgeting at all) leads to confusion, canceled projects, and even church closures. Your church has […]

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Life-Long Learning for Church Leaders

By Denise Craig, CCA As a former educator, I have always felt life-long learning is something of value. It is important. Here are just a few reasons why church leaders should be life-long learners: The Bible is living and active, so being a constant student of God’s word means no matter how many times we […]

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Together We Recharge

Reset, Renew, and Revive Your Church in the New Year After a successful holiday season, full of worship and celebration, everyone in the life of the Church is understandably a bit tired. Everyone from the staff and volunteers, to lifelong members and occasional guests need a moment to recharge their batteries. Unfortunately, this leads to […]

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Moving forward in faith — and building for the future

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh  As with many churches built in previous decades, Trinity Baptist Church’s 1950s-era facilities had many challenges that were being magnified with growth. Expansion was in order.   But even before breaking ground, closing a street changed the entire project trajectory. Power lines and utilities had to be relocated. Then COVID hit, bringing […]

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Together We Rejoice: Data-Driven Church Management For A More Effective Holiday Season

By Shanda Boyett Every holiday season sparks a fresh wave of engagement, joy, and faith for churches — as well as headaches for leaders and staff. The surge in responsibilities and events, plus the coordination necessary to pull everything off, is an all-to-familiar struggle this time of the year. But you and your team don’t […]

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Together We Make Ministry More Than Sunday

How Pushpay Helps Churches Engage Congregants Throughout The Week As summer fades into fall and the proverbial “slump” is replaced with the hustle and bustle of the back-to-school season, the critical task of re-engaging your congregation takes center stage. Soon routines will be re-established, schedules will be filled with after-school activities, and your congregants will […]

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Ready to refinance?

Consider these in-the-trenches, professional perspectives   Church Executive: With interest rates as they are, is it still a good time to consider refinancing? Charity Kuehn: Every situation is a little different. There will be times when you’ll be forced to refinance during a higher-interest-rate environment because your loan comes due. If so, there are lots […]

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