TECHNOLOGY Archives - Church Executive


Together We Uncover Insights

Propelling The Church’s Mission with Data-Driven Decisions In our increasingly digital-first world, a single internet user can generate an astonishing 146,880 MB of data in just one day. As staggering amounts of information pour in from countless digital interactions, the question is not whether there’s enough data but rather how leaders can use it effectively. […]

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Together We Discover

The Pushpay 2024 State of Church Tech Report Paints a Clear Picture of the Latest Digital Trends Pushpay recently released its third annual State of Church Technology report. This benchmark study reaches thousands of church leaders across the country each year, inviting them to participate in a survey where they can share their priorities, concerns, […]

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Five Unique Challenges Facing Church Administrators in 2024

Good stewardship requires constant vigilance. The most effective church administrators know how to balance the finer details while also keeping an eye on the big picture. One of the major lessons learned by church leaders over the last few years is that things can change quickly and we have to be ready to pivot and […]

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SCAMS ARE ON THE RISE: How to stay safe

By Sharon McDowell Your cell phone dings. It’s a text message from an unknown number. The message is from a service company warning that your account has been hacked and urging you to call them right away. The landline rings. The person on the other side of the line tells you the electricity is going […]

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CHURCH BUDGETING GUIDE — Free ebook & Budget Template

By Jeff Harvey, Content Strategist Every church administrator knows the importance of strategic budgeting — as well as the risks of running a ministry without one. Good budgeting can help your church fulfill its mission, while poor budgeting (or no budgeting at all) leads to confusion, canceled projects, and even church closures. Your church has […]

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Together We Recharge

Reset, Renew, and Revive Your Church in the New Year After a successful holiday season, full of worship and celebration, everyone in the life of the Church is understandably a bit tired. Everyone from the staff and volunteers, to lifelong members and occasional guests need a moment to recharge their batteries. Unfortunately, this leads to […]

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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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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 of […]

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Together We Honor: the importance of Pastor Appreciation Month for fighting burnout

Communities rely on their church leaders year-round. It’s a responsibility willingly accepted by those who’ve been called to serve — and more often than not, those leaders are the last ones to ask for any recognition or applause for their sacrifice. But that dynamic is exactly why Pastor Appreciation Month is so important. The tradition […]

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Fortify your faith:

Mitigating cybersecurity threats in churches By Leonard Kelley Recognizing the new reality In our increasingly digitized world, where connections, communication and convenience have been enhanced like never before, a less desirable phenomenon has also been born and amplified — cybercrime.  While technological advancements have opened doors to countless opportunities, they have simultaneously given rise to […]

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