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Church child care centers: a financially sustainable ministry solution

Church facilities have long been a vastly underused ministry tool, with most spaces left vacant during the week besides an occasional bible study or evening meeting. What would happen to our ministries if we used our buildings seven days a week and reduced overhead expenses by two-thirds or more? By stewarding these unused spaces more effectively, […]

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Does your technology actually help you minister better?

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On the Monday Morning Church podcast, I speak to executive pastors and church administrators about the monumental changes in technology over the last 15 years. It is amazing to hear how churches are using tools that few could have dreamed of earlier. Technology has allowed churches to scale their impact like never before. But the […]

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Moving beyond insurance — and staying there!

Stay “risk aware” or beware! By Michael J. Bemi Our series on moving “beyond insurance” has identified and examined all the critical elements and related processes to enable an insured entity to “move beyond” insurance. Reality dictates, however, that even if you substantially self-insure your risk (i.e., employ “alternative risk financing”), and no matter what […]

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Church trends and statistics

10 surprising church giving facts Tithe.ly collected church giving data from 2,000 churches in the past 24 months and put together a comprehensive list of both trends and misconceptions about giving. Fact #1: The summer slump is a myth. The “Summer Slump” is based on the theory that people must be in-person to give. However, […]

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It’s time for churches to join the mobile boom

  By Jayson D. Bradley The writing’s on the wall, and churches need to pay close attention. Mobile devices are here to stay — and they’re changing the world. It’s time for your ministry to take them seriously. If you had an iPhone in 2007, you were the proud owner of both a luxury item […]

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Leadership training for pastors

3 continuing education experts examine the most in-demand offerings for today’s busy church leaders As your educational institute develops its advanced education offerings, what areas of need are emerging most from church leaders? Powell: Several key leadership concepts come to mind. The first is emotional intelligence. It stresses the importance of self-awareness, social awareness, empathy […]

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Protecting the greater good from violence

How do we reduce the risk of violence in our churches? Expert advice from a recent webinar presented by Church Mutual Insurance Company, in conjunction with Firestorm — a nationally recognized leader in crisis management — and ALICE Training Institute Part 1: HOW TO SPOT THE WARNINGS It is difficult to think of the unthinkable — […]

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Retirement planning for millennials

  By Colin Nass, CFP®, AEP®, RICP® When discussing the need for retirement planning, millennials might not be the first age group that comes to mind. Millennials — also known as Generation Y — were born after 1980, and they’re the first generation to come of age in the new millennium. Typically, researchers use the […]

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5 ways to recruit and retain the right people

By David A. Miller One of the things that I’m asked most often in my role at Slingshot Group is how to recruit and retain the right people for the right role. Over the years, I’ve identified five things a potential candidate is looking for in his or her next church. Church leaders, keep these […]

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How to prevent financial fraud at your church

CPA and non-profit consultant Vonna Laue helps to identify why churches fall victim to fraud, how you can recognize it — and what you can do about it. Why do churches fall victim to fraud? Trust: It’s the baseline. If you don’t trust your employees or volunteers, you need to address that. I would expect […]

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