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Winter weather prevention strategies

How to protect your church facilities against freezing pipes, water infiltration, and more   Church Executive: Tell me about the inclement-weather risks churches most commonly face.  Andrew Shockey: Right off the bat, I’m thinking of pipe freezes, water infiltration — even the snow loads on roofs. Typically, all of this is exacerbated by deferred maintenance […]

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In case of emergency:

What to do before disaster strikes By John Murphy Hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, extreme heat, drowning, cyber-attacks and financial crises are a few words that strike fear in our hearts because we care about life, and we care about each other. As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves.  We know disasters will […]

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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND SPECIAL NEEDS

Protecting the MOST Vulnerable   By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris In ministry programs, we make it a priority to ‘protect the least of these’ — the weak and vulnerable. If a child is viewed as vulnerable, then a special needs child is more vulnerable still.  In fact, a child with a disability may be […]

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Is U.S. Army Chaplaincy the right fit for you?

You might be pleasantly surprised by what U.S. Army Chaplaincy entails — and the multiple paths available to make it a reality Church Executive talks with CH (MAJ) Walter McCall — Senior Chaplain, U.S. Army Chaplain Recruiting South-Central Station — to walk us through the options, the requirements, the expectations, and even some misconceptions. Church […]

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Together We Rejoice: Data-Driven Church Management For A More Effective Holiday Season

By Shanda Boyett Every holiday season sparks a fresh wave of engagement, joy, and faith for churches — as well as headaches for leaders and staff. The surge in responsibilities and events, plus the coordination necessary to pull everything off, is an all-to-familiar struggle this time of the year. But you and your team don’t […]

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THE RISK OF SEXUAL ABUSE IS REAL

How to help protect children in your church’s care It’s a sad reality that child sexual abuse is still a major issue in our country — and church environments are no exception. According to MinistrySafe, an organization that helps churches reduce the risk of child sexual abuse, there are more than 60 million sexual abuse […]

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Church security: helping worshipers feel safe

By Eric Spacek Violence is an all-too-common occurrence in the United States these days, and churches are certainly not immune to armed intruders. Over the past decade, a number of  mass shootings have taken  place in houses of worship — events that are sure to test the faith of even the most stalwart of believers. […]

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Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) 2023

  Church Executive: How did CFX Expo get its start? Jim Wagner: Our company has produced events, educational series, and media products for churches for the last 15 years. The needs of the churches are so different than they were 15 years ago, or even 10 years ago. We felt it was important to create […]

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Child Sexual Abuse: 10 facts every pastor should know

By Georgia McKnight, featuring Kimberlee Norris ‘Church Rocked by Sexual Abuse Allegations’ The headline stunned the members of a large evangelical church in western Pennsylvania. Church leaders took hundreds of telephone calls from members, media representatives and advocacy groups. Social media coverage was immediate and savage, with posts assuming the worst possible motives attributable to […]

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“Healthy Christian leaders prioritize their relationship with God”

Self-leadership does not begin with oneself. Foundationally it begins with God. God is not simply a means to greater organizational ends. He is the ultimate end and true joy that will satisfy our deepest longings. He is the end, not merely the means to some other end. One of the authors I turn to frequently […]

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