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Q&A: Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) 2021

How did CFX Expo come about? Ron Procopio: We are sort of a second iteration of what was the Worship Facilities Conference & Expo, or WFX. I was part of that event at the beginning, and it ran for about 15 years before finally running its course. This version of Church Facilities is a sort […]

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Considering an online MDiv?

Now’s the time When I began my MDiv in 2005, one of the biggest decisions I had to make was how I could manage furthering my education, considering my place in life.  Would I have to move?  Would I be able to balance a full-time job with graduate-level work? At the time, online education was […]

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Gateway Seminary

Gateway Seminary of the SBC exists to educate and equip present and future ministry leaders who expand God’s kingdom around the world.  In addition to training ministers to grow the church, we believe it is important students learn how to care for the church. Sexual abuse is a challenge every church leader should be prepared […]

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A ministry mandate, realized

How Rockbridge Seminary became a leader in  sexual abuse awareness training for pastors and ministry leaders Rockbridge‘s foundation blends an unwavering commitment to the word of God while emphasizing the practical aspects of training for ministry.   A testament to this commitment is our requirement that all students complete sexual abuse awareness training, which we […]

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Pioneers in prevention

Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) has led the way on sexual abuse prevention training for more than two decades. Here’s a look at where it all started — and where it’s headed. DTS is lauded as “first in class” for its child sexual abuse risk prevention training, and you’ve played a big part. Tell me about […]

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SEMINARIES AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE RISK: Equipping ministry leaders

By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS continue to make headlines, and subsequent media coverage indicates that ministry leaders tend to be unprepared for child sexual abuse issues. Unfortunately, this lack of awareness is not unusual. Earlier articles in this series introduced topics that church leaders must understand and apply, if children are […]

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Q&A: Balancing your ministerial role with continuing education

How to make continuing education work (& maintain your full-time ministry role, too) As you look at your current students, how many would you estimate also hold full-time ministry positions? Chesley Turner: We have a dynamic and diverse group of students in the Master of Science in Church Management (MSCM) program at Villanova School of […]

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Recruiting the right building team

By Rodney C. James Nearly every church selects a group of people to lead a renovation or building project. You might call them a “vision team,” “building committee,” “expansion board,” or some other creative name, but their role will be the same: to assist the staff and leadership in the myriad of decisions the church […]

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Celebrating Halloween during coronavirus

From Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. This year, it has become especially difficult to navigate “business as usual” with the ever-present threat of COVID-19. Depending upon where you live, trick-or-treating might not be safe or even possible this year. There is an alternative that can give members of houses of worship a safe way to […]

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Women & Finances

Married or single, knowing how to save, invest and plan for the future is essential By Alina Parizianu, MBA, CFP®, BFA™ Women have come a long way in closing the gender gap that has, for generations, placed them at an economic disadvantage. Women now graduate from college at higher numbers than men and hold more […]

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