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It’s time to think about your mission, vision and strategy

Defining each one can help your church make a greater impact By Matt VanGent I learned to drive before smartphones with GPS were commonplace. If I wanted to go somewhere new, I needed to do a little homework first. Do you remember the routine? Find the address, look it up on a map (or later, […]

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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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On priorities and compassion in times of crisis: Craig Groeschel

No matter the crisis, whether COVID-19 or something more local to our community, our first priority must be how we minister to people. Having current and real information is key to making necessary decisions in the moment. Answer the question, based on what we know, what is right, now? Don’t let all the other energy […]

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6 reasons to create a church directory today

By Stephanie Martin Though printed materials have been falling out of favor with churches in this digital age, a photo directory has never been more important. Here are six reasons your congregation should create and regularly update this valuable resource: 1.     A church directory helps people put names to faces. No matter a congregation’s size, […]

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Ensuring an engaging churchgoing experience — through technology

Audio, Video, Lighting, Acoustics (AVLA) • Way Finding & Digital Signage • Security & Surveillance From a professional perspective, when you think about the audio, video and / or lighting elements or technologies that are most engaging in churches right now, what springs to mind? Doug Hood: Any leader who stands on a church stage […]

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Q&A: Advancements in digital giving

The rise of donor development tools It seems that donor development tools have become a focus related to digital giving. First, what is meant by “donor development”? Troy Pollock: Donor development, or donor management, has been around for a while, especially within the non-profit sector. However, this is a fairly new methodology in the church. […]

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How to come back from a decline in church giving

By Joe Park An increasing number of church leaders are reporting a slow decline in church giving — both in total dollars and in the number of people giving. Over time, this decline could have a devastating effect on a church’s capacity to fund ministry. Yet many churches are experiencing strong growth in giving. And […]

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Heritage lives here

When a tornado destroyed their church, the father-daughter pastor team of Phil and Sarah Taylor enlisted a pastor’s son and second-generation church builder to help pick up the pieces. By RaeAnn Slaybaugh When a devastating tornado touched ground in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on May 3, 1999, Phil Taylor, his wife Paula, and their daughter Rebekah were […]

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MinistrySafe founders offer free Passion Week mobile app

Kimberlee Norris and Gregory Love — founders of MinistrySafe and authors of the popular “Stop Child Sexual Abuse” series on Church Executive — have developed a free mobile app for followers of Christ to experience the events of Passion Week in real time: from the Triumphal Entry to the Resurrection. EasterNow, available in the iOS […]

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DOING CHURCH DURING DISRUPTION: Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for church leaders

As you navigate and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) at your church, please be aware of these valuable resources specifically compiled for houses of worship. This resources list will be updated as additional tools become available. If you have a resource to share, please contact Church Executive Editor in Chief RaeAnn Slaybaugh. Centers for Disease […]

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