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Brotherhood Mutual Foundation Awards $150,000 in Kingdom Advancing Grants to Four Innovative Church Programs

2023 Grant Cycle Now Open FORT WAYNE, Ind.: In support of its mission to serve America’s churches so they can focus on building the Kingdom, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company and the Brotherhood Mutual FoundationSM recently announced the inaugural recipients of Kingdom Advancing Grants. Funded through the Brotherhood Mutual Foundation, four church programs were awarded a […]

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Together We Grow

Using Vision To Ignite Church Growth The new year is the perfect time to set resolutions for your ministry and, for many, the one at the top of the list is church growth. We understand why. Gallup reported that in 2020, 47% of Americans said they belonged to a church, which is down from 50% […]

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Marketing technology and the stages of evangelism

By Boyd Pelley When you give a company your email address, they use it to cultivate your interest in their product or service over time. If you like it, you read a subject line or even open an email once in a while. If you don’t, you ignore it or unsubscribe. And guess what, it works. What if […]

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A tale of 2 lenders

By Mike Schueler Out of space and out of time, Sunnylane Church needed a loan to grow. But the promise of an ultra-low interest rate turned into a financing nightmare for this Oklahoma City congregation. Drew Sanford was frustrated. He’d already wasted too much time working to secure a loan for Sunnylane Church, the Southern […]

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Equipping discipled scribes

Right now, our School of Divinity at Regent University is seeing incredible growth among full-time ministry leaders, pastors, counselors, workers, and missionaries coming back to seminary for further education.  It’s because our world is complex and changing fast — and, because ministers are discipled scribes leading their flocks into truth in such a world, they […]

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REPURPOSE WITH PURPOSE

By Rodney C. James While many spaces in existing churches are no longer used for their original purpose, it opens doors for reimagining how to recapture that square footage for new ministry opportunities. Such was the case at Central Baptist Church in Owasso, Okla. Church leaders engaged Master’s Plan Church Design and Construction to help […]

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Preparing to build?

3 strategies that will take you from start to success By Jeremy Moore Your church has not only survived a pandemic, but it’s actually growing — how amazing! As a church family, you’ve emerged from an incredibly disruptive and uncertain season and now find yourselves needing to build or expand.  If this scenario resonates, you’re […]

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Healthy venting as a staff

By Ben Stapley Sweeping emotions under the carpet is not healthy in our personal or professional lives. But neither is the opposite extreme of oversharing. Here are six guardrails to help you, your team and your organization express themselves in a healthy manner. We’ve all inappropriately handled our emotions at work. We’ve either stuffed our […]

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Together We Rejoice: Planning Your Best Christmas Yet

By Shanda Boyett  Your unique culture pulls guests in your front doors for the holidays, but digital commitment is required to keep them engaged afterward Your church is probably already getting set for the busy Christmas season, preparing for a surge of guests that you typically don’t see more than once or twice a year. […]

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What got you here, won’t get you there…

When I was growing up in a pastor’s home, I remember the building fund appeals and public declarations of how much we had raised for the new sanctuary. I remember watching the magic of construction progress over the next few years.  Behind the scenes, however, there were meetings with bankers, bond brokers, and large donors […]

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