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In Memoriam: Dr. Jimmy D. Pritchard, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Forney

DR. JIMMY D. PRITCHARDAUG. 30, 1955 – FEB. 24, 2021 Taken from the First Baptist Forney website: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Senior Pastor, Dr. Jimmy D. Pritchard. He lost his brief but hard fought battle with COVID Pneumonia at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24. […]

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Excerpt: ALIGNED INFLUENCE: BEYOND GOVERNANCE

  Have you noticed the uptick (or at least increase visibility) of governance failures in churches and other Christian organizations?  When the failure came to light at the Willow Creek Church in 2018, a letter from the Elders to the congregation stated that this was a clear failure of their governance practices and they were […]

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GuideOne Insurance announces alliance with MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems

West Des Moines, IA, Feb. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GuideOne Insurance today announced its alliance with MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems (APS), leaders in child sexual abuse prevention training and risk management. This relationship will bring discounted access to sexual abuse prevention trainings and resources to GuideOne Insurance’s policyholders in the religious organization, nonprofit and […]

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Tips to help your church avoid frozen pipes this winter

With winter storms wreaking havoc across the country, houses of worship are dealing with challenges potentially not before experienced – frozen pipes are a top claim. Guy Russ, Church Mutual’s assistant vice president of Risk Control, offers tips on preventing water pipes. Russ explains that, “In an uncertain world, there’s one fact we know for […]

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Sustainability factors to assess and consider for long-term success

By Kenneth Q. Tan The rapidly changing church landscape requires leaders to be more adaptive than ever. One key area for church leaders to address is sustainability: the long-term viability and growth of the church. Here are several important sustainability factors to assess and consider. Differences in generational giving The demographics of the local church […]

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4 ways to foster your church community during disruption

By Katie Albrecht It’s no secret that in order to have a thriving church, leaders need a strong community within their walls. In fact, when disruption occurs, many worshippers rely on the community around them for support. To maintain this foundation in the church, here are some ways to build and foster your community before, […]

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Worship leaders Don Moen and Shane & Shane join special Faithlife live event

Recognizing the continued need for church leaders to offer online worship services for the foreseeable future, Faithlife, makers of integrated church technology products including Logos Bible Software, is hosting “All Together. Different.,” a live webinar event on February 23, to provide insight into tools and tips for creating an engaging virtual service. World-famous worship leader […]

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Luther Rice gains SACSCOC accreditation

LITHONIA, GA. — Luther Rice College and Seminary was recently granted membership as an accredited institution by the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. The announcement was made by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees during their December Annual Meeting. […]

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Portable room dividers: adding flexibility in a church

By Katie Albrecht In the church, it’s not only the people that make the experiences great but also the use of the facility. The facility itself is a wonderful resource that if used properly, can bring in new members and funding. For that reason, your church space needs adaptability to thrive. Here’s how Screenflex Portable […]

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Virtual Sunday service: tools to thrive during disruption

(above) Use a green screen over a temporary wall divider to enhance and add variety to virtual classes. For Sunday services, consider using the sanctuary as your backdrop. By Katie Albrecht Uncertainty and adversity require people to be adaptable. For thousands of years, Christian worshipping occurred inside the church sanctuary. However, as we have all […]

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