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“That’s just the way it is.” But does it have to be?

Examining the current state of technology in the church — and challenging lack of innovation, fear of change By Joel Guthrie As consumers, we’ve grown accustomed to a certain level of quality and rate of innovation when it comes to technology. Amazon has made our lives incredibly convenient with same-day delivery, easy returns, and the […]

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If you are late starting to save for retirement … consider these steps

By Rev. Dr. Patricia L. Hunter, CFP® Everyone is familiar with the advice that most financial planners share about saving for retirement — the best time to start planning and saving for retirement is in your 20s. For any number of reasons, far too many people do not get started that early. Retirement can seem […]

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Effective screening: keeping the wolf out of the sheep pen

By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris “Pastor Arrested for Molesting Teens in Youth Group,” screamed a recent media headline in a heavily populated metropolitan area. Unfortunately, it’s not an anomaly; headlines detailing child sexual abuse in ministry contexts occur almost daily. The reality is daunting: one in four girls and one in six boys will be […]

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Going commercial!

3 fundamental truths for building your church’s new kitchen Along with all your other priorities in the new year, your church might be among the 54 percent planning to build, remodel or expand its kitchen* in 2020! If so, three fundamental truths can help you save time and energy, and protect your capital fund. By […]

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Intuitive. Proactive. Peaceful.

MATT KAUTZKY / DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES / BLACKHAWK CHURCH / MIDDLETON, WI  Spanning more than 130,000 square feet, Blackhawk Church transitioned from a (scraps of) paper-based facilities management system to an intuitive platform — all with zero downtime. The platform’s implementation has even fostered the pursuit of a guiding principle for the church: providing a […]

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Leading or lagging?

Architects, pastors discuss what makes church design relevant & appealing to current expectations When we talk about “meeting current expectations” with church design, what are we saying? What are those expectations? Woody: Meeting current expectations means your building is consistently reflective of the culture you’ve developed at your church. When design is intentional, the more […]

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Daniel Mikes joins Cass Commercial Bank as Senior Relationship Manager of its Faith Based East Division

  ST. LOUIS — Daniel Mikes has joined Cass Commercial Bank as senior relationship manager of its Faith Based East Division. Announcing the appointment was Brett Dempsey, senior vice president and director of the Faith Based East Division. Mikes brings to Cass nearly three decades of success in lending to faith-based organizations, with total loan placements exceeding […]

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Security in design for houses of worship

By John Kleberg and Patrick Maughan While it is essential to be prepared for and responsive to contemporary issues associated with deadly firearm incidents in houses of worship, such incidents are only part of daily concerns related to safety and security. In the 2017 National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) report for churches, synagogues, temples […]

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Selecting supplies distributors: it all comes down to value

By Gretchen Friedrich Recently, an Australian trade publication sent out a request for comments (RFC). The editors were preparing an article about one of the world’s largest online marketers entering the B2B sector. This means that instead of selling smartphones, shirts and watches as they have for years, this online giant is going to begin […]

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Cyberthreats: a new reality churches must protect against

By Andy Lott Cybercrime is a problem on the rise, impacting businesses and organizations worldwide. Accenture, a multinational digital services company, recently reported an 11% increase in security breaches since last year and a 67% increase in security breaches over the last five years. The cost of cybercrime to businesses and organizations was a collective […]

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