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Dr. Steven Steinhilber announced as Luther Rice College and Seminary’s 5th President

Dr. James Flanagan, president of Luther Rice College and Seminary, along with Jimmy Cox, Board of Trustees chair, announced today the appointment of Dr. Steven Steinhilber as the institution’s 5th president. The search was led by members of the Board of Trustees who unanimously selected Dr. Steinhilber to succeed Dr. James Flanagan, president of 27 […]

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Preparing for the unthinkable: armed intruders

In the last year, “preparation” at many organizations focused on protecting health and safety in the pandemic. As people gather again for in-person events and activities, preparation must include a renewed focus on other forms of safety — and ways to mitigate risk. Unfortunately, as recent events across our nation have shown, armed intruders are […]

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Join easyTithe NEXT WEEK on Thursday, June 17th at 2PM EDT to learn all about our Managed Giver Engagement campaigns

Keeping donors engaged is the key to seeing consistent contribution levels throughout the year, and now easyTithe will manage communication campaigns on behalf of your church — saving you time so you can focus on ministry! This option is included with your giving account to help reduce fluctuations in donations during holidays or summer slumps. […]

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Fully online — from the beginning

At Rockbridge Seminary, online education isn’t a new endeavor for us. It’s who we are, really. All of our programs have been fully online since the seminary started offering courses in 2003. We designed it this way because of our awareness of the struggles ministers face in pursuing campus-based theological education: long commutes to campus, […]

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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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Ready for retirement?

Too often, investing for retirement is the “elephant in the room.” Many professionals — particularly clergypersons — aren’t adequately prepared. Here, a panel of CFP® professionals from MMBB Financial Services (mmbb.org) and ministry leaders bring the topics down to earth.  Their goal: make retirement investing more manageable, even (and maybe especially) if you’re advanced in […]

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Rise like a phoenix

[left to right] Churches by Daniels Founder & CEO Charlie Daniels and wife, Sally, with Cassie and Justin Driver After a devastating fire, a brand-new pastor embarks on a challenging rebuild project — and gets much more than he hoped for By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Growing up in a pastor’s home with sound biblical teaching, Justin […]

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Stewardship of space: planning for longevity

By Katie Albrecht Rather than constructing a brand-new facility, adapting your current space might be the better fit for your church’s needs. Now, to help your church thrive, you need the appropriate tools for adjusting your existing building. In the name of good stewardship, consider not only the immediate future of your facility but also […]

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SANDY THAILING & CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION: Maximizing the video team’s creative potential — despite COVID challenges

Content creation without barriers By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Having worked with Church of the Resurrection (COR.org) in Leawood, Kansas, in some capacity for more than 20 years, it is safe to say Sandy Thailing knows everything there is to know about its video production setup.  Aside from his extensive work with this very large church, Thailing […]

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Protecting the kids in your care

Churches want to do all they can to keep the children in their care far from harm. Yet, these spaces are often considered “soft targets” among offenders.  That’s because — despite the best intentions — gaps and missteps are prevalent in churches’ efforts to create a safe space for all. Here, two expert panelists discuss […]

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