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The 5 phases of the faith-based supporter lifecycle

By Joe Garecht  Most faith-based organizations rely on supporters to fund their work. Many organizations of faith don’t think of their supporters as “donors,” though; churches and dioceses think about “members,” while religious schools think about “students,” “families” and “alumni.”  Other faith-based organizations talk about “donors,” but wonder about how to solicit donations while still honoring their higher calling. […]

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HCCP – Community Bible Experience

Don’t miss this exclusive offer for Church Executive readers: Click here to receive all 4 of these books for FREE ($60 value)!   Community Bible Experience offers an engaging approach to Scripture called The Books of the Bible©. Not a verse here or a chapter there, but whole books read in their original context. For each book, […]

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Church prevails in a critical church-state separation case — now what?

  The case Church Executive has been tracking at the Supreme Court for more than a year, Trinity Lutheran Church v Pauley, was finally decided on Monday, June 26, 2017 — the last day of the Court’s Term. The decision is a very important one for churches. Long story short (indeed a long story, given […]

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Aplos Software merges with Portalbuzz

Aplos Software, a web-based nonprofit software company, announced on June 26, 2017, that it has merged with Portalbuzz, a member management software company. The merged company, which will operate under the Aplos name, will focus on the development of a unified software platform that meets the front- and back-office needs of nonprofit organizations. Aplos was […]

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Clarifying your role in the second chair

second chair church leader

By Mike Bonem “And all other duties as may be assigned.” This is commonly the last line in a job description. But, the practical reality for many second chair leaders is that this is their first responsibility. This simple truth can be frustrating and confusing.  It’s confusing when you’re not sure what your priorities should […]

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Generis and RSI Solutions unite under the name and leadership of Generis

Together Generis and RSI Solutions Bring More Resources and More Experience to Help Churches Accelerate Generosity and Fund Kingdom Visions Two major names in church stewardship and generosity, Generis and RSI Church Solutions, united under the name and leadership of Generis on June 1, 2017. Together, Generis and RSI have helped more than 13,000 churches […]

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How bad church leaders improve to become good church leaders

By Sam S. Rainer III Leadership literature is chock-full of ways in which an average leader can become great. We all believe we’re good. Greatness is just a book, a conference, or a degree away. Indeed, I believe run-of-the-mill leaders can become better with training. A desire to learn, self-awareness, and a solid work ethic […]

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Risk for any religious organization — overseeing youth

children risk

By Crispin Ketelhut Montelione The largest risk for any church organization is overseeing youth. The main goal is to create a safe environment as the basis for any child’s encounter with God to be safe and open to receive Him; this is the responsibility of caring adults. This article outlines the issues and solutions surrounding […]

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A critical church-state separation case in the making

By the Church Executive editorial & leadership team Last year, Church Executive published an interview with David Middlebrook on the Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley case, which the Supreme Court had just agreed to review. (“A Supreme Court case to watch: Trinity Lutheran Church vs. Pauley,” March 18, 2016) As Middlebrook explained at the time, […]

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Using data to make better ministry decisions

Our goal with this discussion is to focus on the most relevant data points that can gauge the health of your ministry. Our panelists will also focus on how innovative churches are making their decisions through data — and the ways to enrich an empowered discipleship by leveraging technology. What are some of the most […]

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