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Considering an online MDiv?

Now’s the time When I began my MDiv in 2005, one of the biggest decisions I had to make was how I could manage furthering my education, considering my place in life.  Would I have to move?  Would I be able to balance a full-time job with graduate-level work? At the time, online education was […]

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Protecting the kids in your care

Churches want to do all they can to keep the children in their care far from harm. Yet, these spaces are often considered “soft targets” among offenders.  That’s because — despite the best intentions — gaps and missteps are prevalent in churches’ efforts to create a safe space for all. Here, two expert panelists discuss […]

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Disability insurance: the forgotten safety net

By Alex Kim, CFP®, MBA, CPA Accidents happen. We’ve all heard it. We all know it.  Yet, when it comes to accidents, injuries, or illnesses that sideline someone from work, many people think they only happen to someone else. Disability insurance replaces part of your salary if a disability temporarily keeps you from performing your […]

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Cleanliness is next to godliness: 5 deep-cleaning strategies for religious facilities

By Brian Miller “How clean is my church?” It’s a thought that might not have been top of mind for many before the pandemic. Now, however, it’s a critical question that deserves an accurate answer. Church cleaning came under the microscope over the past year due to the spread of COVID-19 among congregants. The Centers for Disease […]

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SPRING 2021: Churches reopen their doors and reconnect with their congregations

By Karen Wolf Mass notification systems help communities navigate the path to normalcy Christians throughout the world recently celebrated Holy Week and Easter for the second time during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the progress made with vaccinating the public has boosted many churchgoers’ confidence, gathering in-person is still beyond the comfort zone of many of […]

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The Employee Retention Credit: an overview for ministries

By Mark Landrigan, CPA Nonprofit churches, schools, colleges, camps and ministries are among those who could benefit from a payroll tax credit that offers financial relief during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is an overview of the federal Employee Retention Credit, its eligibility requirements, and how to claim the credit. What is the ERC? The Employee […]

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How religious leaders can prioritize emotional and mental health during the pandemic and beyond

With 41% of Americans reporting symptoms of depression or anxiety attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no wonder religious leaders also are feeling more stressed than ever before. Many of you are facing heightened needs from your members and the community while also managing personal stressors — balancing family needs, financial concerns and an increasing […]

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Who will make your decisions if you are medically incapacitated?

By Matthew D. Hoffman, CFP®, ChFC® If you become incapacitated by either illness or injury, who will make your decisions?  This is something that we don’t normally think about, especially if we are young and healthy. But even though it might be a bit unsettling to picture yourself becoming incapacitated, it is a stark reality, […]

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April is Abuse Prevention Month: avoiding mistakes — especially related to reporting — plays a major role

FALSE ALLEGATIONS: An Uncommon Occurrence By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris As sexual abuse attorneys working in the realm of sexual abuse and assault for more than three decades, we provide guidance to organizations and individuals who are navigating sexual abuse issues. In the majority of scenarios, an underlying allegation has come to light which […]

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Excerpt: ALIGNED INFLUENCE: BEYOND GOVERNANCE

  Have you noticed the uptick (or at least increase visibility) of governance failures in churches and other Christian organizations?  When the failure came to light at the Willow Creek Church in 2018, a letter from the Elders to the congregation stated that this was a clear failure of their governance practices and they were […]

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