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With its Carson v. Makin decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Maine’s ban on providing aid to religious schools

Church Executive has been following the spate of Supreme Court cases during the last few years where the Court is sorting out the ground rules for when church schools and other church affiliates are allowed to participate in government tuition and subsidy programs and when they can properly be excluded. Drawing the right dividing line […]

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How to protect your religious art and artifacts

Many houses of worship contain valuable art, artifacts and other treasures. While these items often are imbued with deep spiritual meaning, the untrained eye might not recognize them as assets requiring protection. That creates risk — not just from the threat of human wrongdoing, but from Mother Nature as well. Art and artifacts are always […]

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SBC Churches and Child Sexual Abuse

Reasons for Encouragement and Optimism By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris June 10, 2022 Many Baptist leaders and congregation members were discouraged after the release of the Guidepost Solutions Report on May 25th, investigating actions of the SBC Executive Committee related to sexual abuse. The Report focused on sexual abuse RESPONSE and PREVENTION — followed […]

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Climate change has significant impact on insurance carriers – and their customers

At times, global climate change can seem like a far-off occurrence — a nebulous challenge that doesn’t really affect our lives. However, the truth is that our ecosystems and weather patterns are feeling the effects today. Depending on where you live, you might be experiencing epic wildfires, massive tornados, powerful hurricanes, torrential rains, damaging hail […]

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Hybrid worship strategies for multi-generational churches

By Raymund Ferrer As worship becomes increasingly more virtual, it’s important that a church can offer a hybrid experience that continues to connect church members — whether they’re down the street or across the world.  Many churches are grappling with this change — online vs traditional in-person experiences. As church attendance continues to decline, leaders […]

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Together we can overcome the summer slump

Recurring giving is a gamechanger for maintaining generosity By Shanda Boyett With COVID nearly in the rearview mirror, it’s been so refreshing and joyful to meet in-person with our Church families again. And yet, many congregations are about to thin out once more. The annual ‘summer slump’ has arrived. You’re undoubtedly aware of the trend: […]

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Made in the SHADE

For one of the country’s biggest, fastest-growing churches, solar structures make a lot of ministry (and monetary) sense In the Phoenix metro area, Christ’s Church of the Valley is a household name. Around the country, it’s similarly well-known as the second-largest and fastest-growing church in America, according to the 2021 Outreach 100 list.  But even […]

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Guidance for smart investing

The term “smart investing” can strike fear in the hearts of clergy — but if this rings true for you, you’re in good company. Many professionals grapple with how to invest intelligently, so the results can fall short of what’s possible.  In this Remote Roundtable Discussion, church executives discuss smart investing strategies with the pros, […]

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Spotlight on Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) 2022

  Church Executive: How did CFX Expo come about? Jim Wagner: Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) is an event and multimedia outlet serving the House of Worship market and is owned and produced by a company called EH Media. At its core, it’s really meant to equip, inspire and resource churches to do whatever […]

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The church world is mixing it up!

  By Ravi Waldon, AIA, LEED AP Ministries are getting really creative at both extending their reach into the community and also improving their financial sustainability as they evaluate and deal with ministry trends accelerating post-pandemic.  With respect to the physical facilities and property they steward, they ask: Is there a different approach to church […]

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