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A MIXED PURSUIT

At New Life Church of Arkansas, becoming debt-free — while continuing to expand across the state — are co-equal priorities. Here’s how it’s doing both successfully. At the financial helm of one of the nation’s fastest-growing churches — with 18 campuses across Arkansas — Finance Director and CFO Trip Leach has his hands (blessedly) full. […]

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Holiday giving 2021 – protecting your organization from cyber-theft

By Craig Huss Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 73% of religious organizations accepted online donations. Today, 93% of religious organizations with more than 100 members offer online giving, and nearly half of organizations with fewer than 50 members provide the option. That’s good news for churches who want to use Giving Tuesday (and the upcoming […]

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STUDY: Navigating unprecedented uncertainty, Gen Z isn’t turning to religious groups

A new installment of the largest available dataset on young people and spirituality shows that young people don’t think religious groups care about their values MINNEAPOLIS, MN — On October 25, Springtide Research Institute released The State of Religion & Young People 2021, the result of a year of research into the beliefs, practices, values, […]

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Theological understanding of digital ministry necessary for the church of the future

With 50-70% of churches committed to continuing online services, leaders need to be equipped to minister to congregants they may never see in person  With studies showing that churches throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe will continue to conduct ministry online post-COVID-19, the Christian media ministry Premier Insight has partnered with Spurgeon’s College in the […]

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Providing emergency shelter

Q&A with Guy Russ, assistant vice president – Risk Control at Church Mutual Insurance Company Why should a church consider opening its facility as a temporary shelter? Russ: Emergency shelters and transitional living arrangements are important ways churches can help those in need. This includes providing living arrangements within worship centers, fellowship halls and educational […]

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ON EVANGELISM: 5 Things You May Not Know About Gen Z in the U.S.

1. American teens are growing out of being Christian. Though almost all Christian U.S. teens identified as Christian in childhood (94%) and Christianity remains the most common affiliation for teens (70%), about a quarter now claims no organized religion. This includes the one in ten (12%) who describe their faith identity as “nothing in particular.” […]

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Evangelism and digital discipleship in 2021 and beyond

By Beka Johnson The last year was nothing short of incredible. From the pandemic, to economic and social unrest, to natural disasters, we were forced to confront some of the deepest, darkest parts of our culture, including the depths of our own hearts. And it wasn’t pretty. The Church had to step into anxiety-filled moments, figuring […]

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Q&A: How gathering / fellowship spaces look now

  What are the signs that a church does not have adequate gathering and fellowship space right now? Charlie Daniels: The first sign starts with pre- and post-service traffic. If your congregation is not gathering before service or staying to gather after service, normally this is due to not having adequate gathering space.  Connection groups […]

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On belay: answering the call to care

By Eric Scalise, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT Years ago, I used to do quite a bit of rock climbing when I lived in California. I also worked with at-risk teens, most of whom lacked any meaningful connections in their lives. There are a number of critical voice commands climbers use, especially when there is limited or […]

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Caring virtually for communities in crisis

By Tiffany Self How do we care for our communities well amid isolation, racial tension, and economic uncertainty? In light of what’s going on in the world today, we clearly need to humbly plead for God’s help and guidance as we recognize that our world needs places where people can feel heard and respected, but […]

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