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Preparing for picnic season: following food safety guidelines

  In November 2016, three people reportedly died from food-poisoning, and an additional 22 got sick after eating a free, annual Thanksgiving feast, which was served by a church in the San Francisco Bay Area. Did you know that more than 48 million people get sick and nearly 3,000 people die from foodborne illnesses in the […]

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Church communication has changed…have you?

  A look back at the not-so-distant past shows us that communication methods are constantly changing. In 1844, the telegraph made its debut. From there, the Pony Express revolutionized mail delivery in 1860. Real-time, long-distance communication started with the telephone in 1876. And in 1971, Ray Tomlinson sent the first email. Nowadays, how many people […]

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A critical church-state separation case in the making

Trinity Lutheran

  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. As Middlebrook explained at the time, this case had the potential to be hugely important in defining what can […]

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6 steps to revive your church website — today

It’s a full-time job to stay up to date on all the technology trends — and you have another full-time job already: running your church. You’re not alone. Whether your website is just in need of a refreshing, new look — or desperate for a complete overhaul — there’s always hope. To make it a bit easier, we’ve […]

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National Bus Sales, Inc., now an authorized dealer of New Metro Express Ram Promaster Vans

National Bus Sales, Inc. announced its partnership with Metro Worldwide, LLC to increase their commercial, mobility and executive travel offerings. Adding Metro Express Ram ProMaster vans to the line-up of new and used school buses, activity buses, shuttles and motor coach equipment is part of an overall plan to build a comprehensive line of products. […]

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Penny wise & power smart

How to be cost-conscious — & environmentally responsible — with your wireless audio equipment What are you spending on disposable batteries every year for wireless mics, lavaliers and in-ear monitors? Have you considered a rechargeable solution? The ability to purchase batteries (and charger) just once — and yet equip your church for years! — is not […]

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Church Mutual recognized by Celent for innovation and emerging technologies

Church Mutual Insurance Company, Merrill, WI,  has been recognized by Celent for Innovation and Emerging Technologies for its Sensor Technology Program. Celent is a global research and advisory firm for the financial services industry. Celent’s awards annually recognize the best practices of technology usage in different areas critical to success in insurance. Nominations are submitted […]

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Make time for pastoral counseling

One of the most limited resources in a church is a pastor’s time. Yet, because of a variety of trends outside of the pastor’s control, pastoring a congregation has arguably never been more complicated. While most pastors are very comfortable with their roles as counselors and teachers, it is in administration where they tend to […]

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The sustainable metric — where cash is always king

By Rebecca M. DaVee, CPA Our last metric is the sustainable operating metric. When you boil it down to the last key performance indicator — the one that tells the true story for sustainability — what is it? It’s not based on an account buried in the profitability of the organization, (i.e., statement of activities […]

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Moving beyond insurance — really?

A 6-step process to making it a reality at your church By Michael J. Bemi Our series on moving “beyond insurance” has, so far, identified and examined all the critical elements and related processes to enable an insured entity to “move beyond” insurance. But, realistically, can we ever really move beyond insurance? After all, even […]

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