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Still using Excel for your church financial reporting? Come to the cloud: Learn how!

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Learn how “Cloud Computing” can do the heavy lifting for you. Join Church Executive and Sage Intacct for a FREE WEBINAR:   Wednesday, September 26 10 am ET / 9 am CT / 7 am PT In just 60 minutes, we’ll tell you how to “Leverage the Cloud for Quick & Easy Financial Reporting for  Faith-Based […]

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New pathways to enhance life & work

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“Bethany Theological Seminary has a history of adapting its program to meet the changing needs of the church and society. Now the Seminary finds itself in a rapidly changing religious landscape, involving congregational life, denominational institutions, religious affiliation, and spirituality in America.” From its beginnings in Chicago — when prison ministry and service to immigrants […]

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3 reasons your facilities matter to your ministry

By Donovan Loomis Recently, I was talking with a facilities director who was looking for a way to show his employees how valuable they are to the church. This surprised me, as I felt like most folks in this department already understand why what they do is important (even though others might not see all […]

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How to retain & expand supporters through digital giving: expert Q&A

What do churches need to know about the correlation between digital giving and engagement — especially if they haven’t thought about it before? Richard A. Bauer: In my experience — having dealt with many Christian churches across the country — those who are excelling at digital giving are also leveraging the digital features of their […]

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Apps that engage

Increasing participation and sustainability in your congregation By Troy Pollock Your church is on a mission to make a positive impact in the lives of those in your community and to give them a sense of belonging. As a church leader, you know one of the key indicators of church participation is its generosity. While […]

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Church data matters, because people matter

By Jason Terrell Have you ever found yourself asking questions like, Why aren’t visitors to our church coming back? or We don’t seem to have as many people involved in our ministry as we used to have. I wonder why? The answer to these questions (and many more) can be found in your church’s data. […]

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7 benefits when leasing your church bus

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By Josh Davey When it’s time to consider transportation for your church, you might be overwhelmed with choices. Although there are many different types of buses that may work for your congregation, starting with the terms of your bus — purchase, rental or lease — is a great place to start. If you’re looking for […]

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How to drive connection & assimilation using church management software

Church Executive spoke with experts in church management software (ChMS) development about what works best.       Do you feel most church leaders use their ChMS to its maximum advantage when it comes to driving connection and assimilation among first-time visitors and new church members? Boyd Pelley: Not even close. Jason Terrell: Overall, there […]

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The architect as partner

Architects, pastors and a CFO talk about how to navigate — or better yet, avoid — the usual challenges of a church building project Why is the “architect as a partner” dynamic so essential? Bruce Woody: A church space is meant for family. Although a family might use it in a variety of different ways, […]

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Answering an administrative calling

Simeon May, Phill Martin & The Church Network™ have driven the ministry of better church management since 1956 By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Church administration professionals are called to their roles in much the same way any church leader is called. In order to provide thought leadership and specialized training to these unique professionals, it’s a mindset […]

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