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CHURCH TRENDS & STATS

Churchgoer giving study: new findings, new surprises By Richard Bauer Vanco Payment Solutions released the results of its second groundbreaking survey of churchgoers’ attitudes, preferences, and behaviors toward electronic giving late last year. In August, an online survey of more than 1,000 U.S. Christian churchgoers was conducted, similar to the one used in the organization’s […]

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The ripple effect

How effective retirement plan design can change a life By Stephen Osborne From the first day on the job until the last paycheck, church staff members look to their key decision-makers for guidance and direction. They trust you to make decisions that are in the best interest of the church, as well as their well-being […]

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How healthy is your church?

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By Jason Terrell In our daily lives, we are used to paying attention to our health. Estimates place the revenue for the “fitness, mind+body” industry in the billions of dollars annually.  We have wearable devices, apps for our phones and countless websites that help us track our fitness level, blood pressure, heart rate, sleep cycle […]

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[Webinar] Leveraging the Cloud for Quick & Easy Financial Reporting for Faith-Based Organizations

Date: Wednesday, May 23 Time: 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET Cost: FREE As a faith-based finance organization, you need to provide up-to-the-minute, accurate information to a variety of stakeholders — pastors, ministers, program managers, and board members. But instead, you’re stuck with manual, Excel-based reporting, resulting in delays and inaccurate data. Learn why […]

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Advancements in MDiv & DMin Training: a remote roundtable discussion

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How seminaries and universities are making graduate studies more accessible for busy full-time church leaders In general, have full-time church leaders shown increased interest in MDiv and DMin training in recent years? Christopher Reeves: Yes — church leaders today face more challenging responsibilities in leading their churches. Also, research shows that employers and students now […]

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Congratulations! You’ve been asked to serve on your church’s board

But before you commit, review 3 important items — or face a load of liabilities By Rebecca M. DaVee, CPA It’s always great to be approached to serve on your church’s board … or is it? Whether yours is a 70-, 700- or 7,000-member church, there should be a transition system in place to onboard […]

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Keeping kids safe and secure: a remote roundtable discussion

Church Executive spoke with experts in the fields of risk management and background checks about best practices associated with the care of children within the church — and how to equip your staff members with the knowledge they need to enact them. What are the biggest risks and liabilities facing churches in the area of […]

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Maximizing the 403(b) plan … for employees AND employers

By Colin E. Nass, CFP®, AEP®, RICP® & James R. Cook, CFP® Retirement savings plans, such as the 403(b) plan, offer benefits to both employees and employers First, let’s look at how employees can make the most of a 403(b) plan. For many, saving for retirement is one of the largest goals we will need […]

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Armed security — is it a wise option for you?

Violence at worship centers — including numerous shootings — has religious organizations across the country struggling with the question of the need for armed security. A violent act at a place of worship is almost always going to be one of the worst tactical situations you can create. It’s a close, crowded area where 99.9 […]

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Six ‘Communities of Faith’ Grants available — application deadline: March 16

By Hillary Bowling As a provider of simple, reliable communication tools that require no software, no extended training (and no hassle), we have found that communities that communicate on a regular basis with their congregants reap more benefits: Increased attendance Higher engagement Consistent giving Connectivity — reliable, ongoing communication — is essential to the cultivation and retention […]

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