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LIONHEART CHILDREN’S ACADEMY AT CENTRAL CHURCH: Happy kids + happy parents + happy staff = happy church

Oksana Miller (Academy Director); Julie Cook (Assistant Academy Director); Giselle Arroyo (Front Desk, 2019-2021);  Lidya Pixley (Community Director)   By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Back in 2015, Central Church in Plano, Texas, wasn’t offering childcare at all. Suddenly, the chance emerged to open one of the first Lionheart Children’s Academy locations in America — a licensed, full-service, […]

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ON EAGLES’ WINGS LEADERSHIP CENTER: A launch pad for Indigenous leaders

  By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Located on the 75-acre campus of Hutchcraft Ministries in the Ozarks, the 22,000-square-foot On Eagles’ Wings Leadership Center is 30 years in the making. The vision? To prepare Native American youth to be messengers for Jesus Christ in their communities. By all accounts, Hutchcraft Ministries is a well-known entity, both domestically […]

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ANSWER THE CALL TO MINISTRY WHILE SERVING GOD & COUNTRY

  Church Executive talks with CH (MAJ) Walter McCall about Army Reserve Chaplain Candidacy — a great option for seminary students, ministry professionals, and even bachelor’s degree holders with a calling Church Executive: The option of becoming a Reserve Chaplain Candidate was new to me. Among the Army Reserve Chaplain Candidates you’ve worked with before, […]

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Your summer doesn’t have to slump — 4 ways to prepare now

Summer is a busy season filled with travel plans, vacations, and shifting schedules. However, amidst the hustle and bustle, it’s important to remember that even when we’re on vacation, your mission isn’t on pause. Wherever life takes your community this summer, you’ll want to make sure that your church and the gospel message are only […]

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Together We Disciple

Tailoring Ministry To Resonate With Each Generation Every church leader has a deep desire to connect, resonate with, and grow their people. And while they might all belong to one church body, a factor that influences how each person will experience church and growth is their generation. Each one has its own unique characteristics, beliefs, […]

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How your house of worship should be addressing the risk of sexual abuse

By Eric Spacek April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, making this a perfect time to review your organization’s policies and practices to protect children from sexual assault. With this in mind, we spoke with Eric Spacek, assistant vice president – Risk Control at Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.1, who outlines how organizations can help […]

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RELIEF FOR VICTIMS OF SEX TRAFFICKING

  New federal law — a new pathway for restoration By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris, Guest Editors Countless churches, ministries and nonprofits are committed to the mission of rescuing men, women and children from the sex trade — particularly those being trafficked. After surmounting the extraordinary challenge of rescuing a victim from enslavement in […]

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Love + fortify + support

  Westside Family Church is committed to serving local families with world-class, comprehensive emotional + spiritual care By RaeAnn Slaybaugh All photos by Brian Canaday By any measure, Westside Family Church in Lenexa, Kan., is a healthy, growing and vibrant church-family. In 2021, Westside’s leaders began to pray about their next season of impact. In […]

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Questions To Ask When Choosing A Church App or Giving Provider

When was the last time you evaluated your church’s app or giving provider? Digital tools play an important role in fulfilling the mission of the church, and having the right tools can make the difference between draining your resources and growing your impact. Here are the top questions to ask when considering a new technology […]

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Together We Engage

Strategies to Beat the Summer Slump Easter has passed, and the next big focus on the calendar is the summer. It’s natural for many people to start thinking about planning vacations or spending more time outdoors. But for churches with members taking off for travel and relaxation, the summer often ushers in a “summer slump”—a […]

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