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March / April 2017, Issue 2, Volume 16

March / April 2017, Issue 2, Volume 16

GLENN WOOD: MAKING MULTISITE CHURCH ACCOUNTING WORK, FLAWLESSLY, AT SEACOAST CHURCH -- For more than 22 years, Wood’s varied business management experience in the public sector -- including in the realm of accounting -- has proven essential at the church. Now, with 13 campuses, that expertise is even more critical in generating accounting reports, consistently, across the board.

July/August 2017, Issue 4, Volume 16

July/August 2017, Issue 4, Volume 16

RICK LORIMER & CHRIST PLACE CHURCH: Beating the construction budget -- and exceeding expectations -- How transparency, ministry experience, integrity - and a lot of patience! - delivered a $7.2-million church construction project under budget

September/October 2017, Issue 5, Volume 16

September/October 2017, Issue 5, Volume 16

GARY HAMRICK & CORNERSTONE CHAPEL: Make yourself at home -- The path to Cornerstone Chapel's new home -- a 108,000-square-foot, ski lodge-style facility on the outskirts of Washington, DC -- wasn't without a few bumps

January / February 2018, Issue 1, Volume 17

January / February 2018, Issue 1, Volume 17

LEVERAGING INFLUENCE AT EVERY LEVEL: Three years ago, Andy Stanley — senior pastor of North Point Community Church — was feeling under the weather. The night before a monthly all-staff meeting, he called Lead Pastor Clay Scroggins, asking him to fill in and talk a little about leadership. Today, all those strategies (and many more!) can be found in Scroggins’ new book, "How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority." Here, he talks about the most important takeaways for anyone who’s trying to lead left, right, or even up.

Mar / Apr 2018, Issue 2, Volume 17

Mar / Apr 2018, Issue 2, Volume 17

BIGGER VISION = BETTER ALIGNMENT + LARGER LENDING NEEDS -- Sixteen years ago, when Collin Lucas joined the staff at Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore, he worked in IT. However, he also brought with him extensive experience in the business management consulting realm. Now, as Cornerstone’s CFO, his secular business background has proven instrumental in helping build — and fund intelligently — the church’s rapidly expanding infrastructure.

May / June 2018, Issue 3, Volume 17

May / June 2018, Issue 3, Volume 17

SHANE WARREN & THE ASSEMBLY: A (construction) course correction -- After facing many pastors’ worst nightmare -- essentially ‘starting over’ on a $15-million building project -- the result is even better than imagined.

November / December 2016, Issue 6, Volume 15

November / December 2016, Issue 6, Volume 15

ACHIEVING HARMONY THROUGH “SOUND” STEWARDSHIP: At East Sunshine Church of Christ in Springfield, MO, four-part acapella harmonies have been a worship staple for more than 180 years, since the church was established. This approach to worship music is unique, beautiful and challenging. So was the sanctuary — until recently.

September / October 2016, Issue 5, Volume 15

September / October 2016, Issue 5, Volume 15

JOEL SIMS: A son’s legacy — and a father’s foundation — meet In 2001, Senior Pastor Ronnie Sims at Word of Life Church in Flowood, MS, passed away. It was a pivotal time in the church’s life: a $10-million facility had been drawn up. It was Phase 1. His son, Joel Sims, was a senior in high school at the time. Two years later, at just 19, he took the reins. In 2011, the church completed Phase 1. Now, just five years later, Word of Life is embarking on Phase 2 — an $18.2 million, family-focused campus expansion. Clearly, this growth was not without its setbacks. To persevere (indeed, to thrive!) in the midst of the most challenging circumstances has taught Joel a very important lesson — one he says every pastor needs to heed: Don’t go it alone.

July / August 2016, Issue 4, Volume 15

July / August 2016, Issue 4, Volume 15

lifton Guy, Director of Information Technology at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS, is a preacher’s kid. Two of his siblings are also pastors, as is his wife. But, Clifton himself is a self-professed “technical guy,” with a real interest in computers since childhood. He earned his degree in computer engineering and embarked on a 10-year career in IT software development. He’s also an entrepreneur, having started two tech companies and served on the management team of two other startups. So, Resurrection was in very good hands when it was time to upgrade its church management software platform. Here’s how Guy orchestrated an intensive, intelligent selection process … and what you need to know before making a similar investment at your own church.

May / June 2016, Issue 3, Volume 15

May / June 2016, Issue 3, Volume 15

Church Executive magazine May/June 2016 Published on May 25, 2016 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

March / April 2016, Issue 2, Volume 15

March / April 2016, Issue 2, Volume 15

Church Executive magazine March / April 2016 Published on Mar 31, 2016 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

January / February 2016, Issue 1, Volume 15

January / February 2016, Issue 1, Volume 15

Church Executive Magazine jan-feb 2016 Published on Jan 28, 2016 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

November / December 2015, Issue 6, Volume 14

November / December 2015, Issue 6, Volume 14

Church Executive Nov.-Dec. 2015 Digital Version Published on Nov 23, 2015 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

September / October 2015, Issue 5, Volume 14

September / October 2015, Issue 5, Volume 14

Church Executive Sept/Oct 2015 digital version Published on Sep 20, 2015 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

July / August 2015, Issue 4, Volume 14

July / August 2015, Issue 4, Volume 14

Church Executive July / Aug 2015 Published on Jul 26, 2015 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

March / April 2015, Issue 2, Volume 14

March / April 2015, Issue 2, Volume 14

Church Executive mar/apr 2015 Published on Mar 12, 2015 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

January / February 2015, Issue 1, Volume 14

January / February 2015, Issue 1, Volume 14

CE jan feb 2015 digital edition Published on Jan 26, 2015

Church Executive, May / June 2016, Issue 3, Volume 15

Church Executive, May / June 2016, Issue 3, Volume 15

Church Executive magazine May/June 2016 Published on May 25, 2016 Helping Leaders Become Better Stewards.

Leadership Library: A Curated Collection of Great Books -- and Resources -- for Pastors

Leadership Library: A Curated Collection of Great Books -- and Resources -- for Pastors


How Bible Study Technology Can Enhance Your Sermons: A Remote Roundtable Discussion

How Bible Study Technology Can Enhance Your Sermons: A Remote Roundtable Discussion


Maximizing Year-End Giving: A Remote Roundtable Discussion

Maximizing Year-End Giving: A Remote Roundtable Discussion


January / February 2017, Issue 1, Volume 16

January / February 2017, Issue 1, Volume 16

JASON HAYES: CREATING GENEROSITY IN A CHURCH PLANT -- Through data & analytics, Shoreline Church (Knoxville, Tenn.) developed a plan that drove a $653,000 one-day offering & laid the foundation for a culture of generosity.

Sustaining Generosity This Summer

Sustaining Generosity This Summer

2 experts share 4 tried-and-true strategies any church leader can use

Mobilizing ChMS Data for Multisite Expansion

Mobilizing ChMS Data for Multisite Expansion

Expert advice for plotting your church's growth using your ChMS & "letting the numbers" lead the way

When Children Are at Risk

When Children Are at Risk

Proactive, proven strategies for protecting the kids in your care

Saved by the Sensor!

Saved by the Sensor!

5 technology experts explain (in plain English) how these small, easy-to-install innovations can save your church’s life -- or, at the very least, its budget

LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR PASTORS: A Remote Roundtable Discussion

LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR PASTORS: A Remote Roundtable Discussion

Expert perspectives on the biggest needs in leadership training; plus, options for busy full-time church leaders

MAXIMIZING GENEROSITY DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

MAXIMIZING GENEROSITY DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

3 experts share tried-and-true strategies

EXPERT Q&A: CHURCHES AS SAFE SPACES

EXPERT Q&A: CHURCHES AS SAFE SPACES

Understanding the ins and outs of the sanctuary movement in houses of worship

EMPLOYMENT LAW PITFALLS

EMPLOYMENT LAW PITFALLS

Your most pressing questions about wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination lawsuits in churches, answered

May/June 2017, Issue 3, Volume 16

May/June 2017, Issue 3, Volume 16

RICK HOLLIDAY & NORTH POINT: TECHNOLOGY + ENGAGEMENT = GROWTH -- At one of America’s largest and fastest-growing churches, full engagement is the goal day in and day out. Church leaders have created great systems (facilitated by technology) to very accurately measure and manage 4 objectives in pursuit of full engagement: Group, Serve, Give, and Invest and Invite.

November/December 2017 Issue 6, Volume 16

November/December 2017 Issue 6, Volume 16


HOW TO KEEP YOUR DESIGN WITHIN BUDGET

HOW TO KEEP YOUR DESIGN WITHIN BUDGET


MAKING CONTINUING EDUCATION WORK FOR BUSY PASTORS

MAKING CONTINUING EDUCATION WORK FOR BUSY PASTORS


DESIGN TRENDS TO WATCH: 2018

DESIGN TRENDS TO WATCH: 2018

Two experienced architects discuss emerging (& expiring) trends -- including multisite & multi-generational design strategies

IN SYNC & ON TARGET

IN SYNC & ON TARGET

How giving consistency -- across multiple campuses -- drives better ministry, increased magnanimity & more efficient church management

SELECTING THE RIGHT BUS FOR YOUR CHURCH

SELECTING THE RIGHT BUS FOR YOUR CHURCH

We enlisted a group of leading church transportation experts -- from insurers, to dealers, to bus manufacturers -- to help you select the right bus for your church and ensure that bus operation and maintenance are safe and risk-free.

Q&A: CHRISTIAN SCHOOL DESIGN

Q&A: CHRISTIAN SCHOOL DESIGN

Designing any school is a specialized endeavor. Designing a Christian school? Even more so. So, if starting a school is on your church’s horizon, you’ll appreciate this advice from two experts who specialize in it.

BEST PRACTICES FORUM: Fundraising & Generosity

BEST PRACTICES FORUM: Fundraising & Generosity

• Using giving data to strengthen your discipleship path • 6 ways to engage major donors • Engage churchgoers by incorporating giving technologies into your church community

REMOTE ROUNDTABLE: Keeping kids safe & secure

REMOTE ROUNDTABLE: Keeping kids safe & secure

Experts in the fields of risk management and background checks share best practices for the care of children within the church

REMOTE ROUNDTABLE: Advancements in MDiv & DMin Training

REMOTE ROUNDTABLE: Advancements in MDiv & DMin Training

How seminaries and universities are making graduate studies more accessible for busy full-time church leaders
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