Blog - Church Executive


On priorities and compassion in times of crisis: Craig Groeschel

No matter the crisis, whether COVID-19 or something more local to our community, our first priority must be how we minister to people. Having current and real information is key to making necessary decisions in the moment. Answer the question, based on what we know, what is right, now? Don’t let all the other energy […]

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Safer at home or safer at church? Examining small group meetings, now

By Attorney Louis R. Briska The various State Executive Orders requesting people to stay at home during the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic have been commonly referred to as “Stay-at-Home” Orders. The belief held by local, state and federal health officials is that communities can minimize the spread of the Coronavirus by having families stay […]

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Houston-Area Religious Congregations Commit to Make and Distribute 1 Million Masks to Locals 

As businesses across Texas prepare to reopen, Houston Responds is answering a call from government leaders to help provide “Masks for All,” bringing together several local religious denominations and entities to mobilize 1,000 congregations city-wide to produce 1 million life-saving reusable masks. “It’s critical we reopen public spaces while limiting transmission of COVID-19, all have been urged […]

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Faithlife Offers Free Access to More than 700 Bible-based Resources During COVID-19

No-cost Digital Church Library Available Through June 30 Church technology company and makers of Logos Bible Software, Faithlife, is offering free access through June 30 to its Digital Church Library containing more than 700 Bible-based resources to help church leaders and their congregations sustain spiritual growth throughout COVID-19 and beyond. “Churches across the country are experiencing […]

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Storage made for Sundays

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh If you’re like me, you’re not well-versed in “collaborative media storage.” You might assume (like I did), That’s for the AV or IT staff to think about. While it’s true your content creation and live production teams use collaborative media (video) storage most, there are three really good reasons that you — […]

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6 reasons to create a church directory today

By Stephanie Martin Though printed materials have been falling out of favor with churches in this digital age, a photo directory has never been more important. Here are six reasons your congregation should create and regularly update this valuable resource: 1.     A church directory helps people put names to faces. No matter a congregation’s size, […]

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Navigating difficult transitions with church staff — and creative alternatives for the future of your team

By Matt Mashburn & Melissa Mashburn We’re heading into a time where the future of staffing and team development will look very different. As church leaders, we will inevitably be facing some tough decisions around staffing in the near future. That might mean downsizing staff in some cases. We’ve outlined eight principles for navigating difficult […]

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Preparing to reopen ministries in America

By Attorney Louis R. Briska In America (Version 2.0, post COVID-19 lockdown), there may be a coming wave of plaintiff’s lawsuits when the various state stay-at-home orders and public gathering limitations are lifted and people begin frequenting businesses and churches. These lawsuits, rooted in a theory of negligence, will allege that Church XYZ did not […]

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Pushpay and Church Community Builder Launch Integrated Solutions to Help Drive Deeper Engagement in the Church 

Pushpay and Church Community Builder — who build church management systems, mobile apps and giving solutions to help churches know, grow and keep their people — today announced their first combined product launch. Together, they are delivering new integrated tools for admins and strengthening engagement paths for the Church.  At a time when churches are […]

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The post-pandemic church will need to wipe out, spread out and reach out!

By Ravi Waldon, AIA, LEED AP As we all sit glued to the news, praying that God will protect us and help us to be the light in the community, we wonder what post-pandemic USA 2.0 will look like. Given the sorrow COVID-19 brought and the economic damage ensuing, how do churches navigate?  We all […]

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