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Team up with your local law enforcement

By Brian Gleason A regular police presence at or near your school, church and/or local neighborhood is a valuable crime-prevention strategy. Here’s why. Did you know that routine patrolling of school and church grounds better positions law enforcement to act quickly when they receive a request for help? It helps build a level of comfort for […]

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Should churches receive FEMA funds?

Examining the changing landscape of church-state separation in the wake of two record-breaking hurricanes    Church Executive’s outline of the Supreme Court decision in the Trinity Lutheran Church v Pauley case this past June noted that the Court’s holding would likely be very important in making it clear, ultimately, that government assistance programs can’t unfairly discriminate […]

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Churches can ignite passion for the Bible with the Community Bible Experience

Proven Program Now Available with Resources So All Can Participate, from the Youngest Children to Students and Adults We all know we should read the Bible more often — and more deeply — than once a week. Nothing is more important to personal spiritual growth, and church vitality, than a deep, sustained connection with the […]

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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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