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Together We Make Ministry More Than Sunday

How Pushpay Helps Churches Engage Congregants Throughout The Week As summer fades into fall and the proverbial “slump” is replaced with the hustle and bustle of the back-to-school season, the critical task of re-engaging your congregation takes center stage. Soon routines will be re-established, schedules will be filled with after-school activities, and your congregants will […]

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Together We Advance: Pushpay’s ‘Church Tech Check’ assessment helps ministries evaluate and optimize their digital tools

This free assessment analyzes a church’s current technology usage, then provides scores, rankings, recommendations and resources to make achieving their mission easier. Most church leaders didn’t start in ministry because of a passion for technology. That’s what Pushpay’s here for — to help develop the digital tools and provide guidance to churches seeking to build […]

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How the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs help heal communities

When communities need support, Lutheran Church Charities lends a helping paw. By Dawn Bernatz At Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.1, we are privileged to work with amazing customers who support their communities and elevate the human condition. Lutheran Church Charities is a great example. After a tragedy, when a community’s need for support is especially […]

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Risk considerations for churches opening their doors for sanctuary

By Eric Spacek If your church is considering providing sanctuary to some of the immigrants who are entering into our country right now, you’re not alone — many churches and other mission-driven organizations have been pondering that, too. Here, Eric Spacek, Assistant Vice President — Risk Control with Church Mutual, answers a few of the […]

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Should Christians embrace the rapid advancements in Artificial Intelligence?

By Dr. John Wyatt The tech world is abuzz with the extraordinary power of what is now called ‘generative AI’, mind-bogglingly complex algorithms that can create original text, audio, images and video, on the basis of patterns learned from vast amounts of training data. ChatGPT, a text generating program, was made available to the general […]

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3 counter-cultural approaches to pastoring Gen Z 

By Benjamin Windle Our hope narratives were written in the ’90s. They need to be re-crafted. For those of us in pastoral ministry, I think we share a collective sense of responsibility to prepare Gen Z for a new world. We don’t know everything about how this new world will operate. We just know it […]

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Together We Adapt

The 2023 Church Technology Trend Is Refinement By Shanda Boyett  When COVID forced organizations to shut their doors, church leaders needed new strategies for sustaining connection with their congregations. Digital tools quickly became successful alternatives that empowered detached communities to maintain relationships. Today, even as social restrictions have relaxed, churches have embraced the value of […]

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House of worship giving trends

We’re well into 2023, and some churches are anxiously eyeing their budgets and wondering whether this will be the year they venture into the black. Church Mutual recently surveyed 865 American adults for its “Risk Radar Report — Charitable Giving in America,” and the results were promising: The study found that more than half of […]

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Q&A: New flagship product from largest church technology provider in the U.S. designed to enable church health and growth

Ministry Brands launches ‘Ministry Brands Amplify,’ a new breed of integrated church management platform Church Executive: The company aimed to create the first church management platform specifically designed for the “post-COVID challenges that churches face today.” Can you tell me more about that? Nathan James: Absolutely. COVID had a profound impact on our world. With […]

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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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