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Planning ahead for safe ministry travel

As we move into the spring and summer months, many houses of worship will be taking service and mission trips. These experiences offer unique opportunities to share faith, make a difference and strengthen the church community. With careful planning, travelers can mitigate risk and keep the focus on their ministry during these trips. Following is […]

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FACILITIES USE FIRE DRILL!

Sexual Abuse Risk and Third-Party Use of Facilities By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris BOY SCOUTS SETTLEMENT FUND EXCEEDS $2.6 BILLION Not every organization has chartered or hosted a Boy Scout Troop, but every organization with physical facilities must learn the lessons stemming from this massive child sexual abuse settlement. Third-party use of facilities can […]

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Are churches more technologically savvy than many would expect?

By Molly Matthews In the past, churches haven’t always been regarded as being the most ‘technologically advanced’ — but times are changing. The onset of the pandemic forced many organizations — from schools to government, and nearly every industry in between — to learn how to move forward in an increasingly virtual world. For the […]

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Better design builds better connections

JOHN MEADOR  / PASTOR / CROSS CITY CHURCH / EULESS, TX With its Generations Project, Cross City Church is preparing its facilities to reach people for years to come. By RaeAnn Slaybaugh The Generations Project at Cross City Church isn’t Pastor John Meador’s first major building initiative. It is, however, his favorite.  “I’ve built several […]

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Divine timing (and much more)

By thinking outside the box, West End Church created a unique opportunity to expand into a rapidly growing, otherwise cost-prohibitive area of Houston. By RaeAnn Slaybaugh For many churches, landlock and exorbitant property prices are all-too-common hurdles — especially in rapid-growth areas like Houston. Luckily, these proved to be surmountable for River Pointe Church.  Beginning […]

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Q&A: Introducing Worship Audio Visual Experience (WAVE) 

Church Executive: How did WAVE come about? Ron Procopio: WAVE is something that I have wanted to pursue for quite a while. There hasn’t been many events servicing the West Coast, and I saw an opportunity for the House of Worship market in California in particular.  Back when I was with CFX, we had some […]

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Church construction forecast: 2022

It’s all about timing! By Rodney C. James As they say, “timing is everything.”  When forecasting for church construction this year, there can’t be a more accurate statement. In 2021, we all saw crazy increases in the prices of construction materials, sometimes daily. While some of the chaos of pricing fluctuation has stabilized, the new […]

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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE & STUDENT MINISTRY: High Risk and Low Barriers

By Gregory S. Love & Kimberlee D. Norris Youth Leader Arrested for Sexual Abuse of 14-Year-Old Girl screams the frontpage headline of a major metropolitan newspaper — yet again.  As detectives investigate, several other teen girls come forward with additional allegations. Parents of students in the program express hurt, anger and bewilderment: how could this […]

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Are you sabotaging your credit score?

By Colin Nass, CFP®, AEP®, RICP® Your credit score is one of your most important assets.  It should be treated with care because it impacts your overall financial health. Your credit score influences how much money you’ll spend on interest and fees. A very good credit score will likely get you the best rates and […]

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Looking backward, moving forward

DR. MARLOW D. McGUIRE, SR. (DMIN) / DIRECTOR / THE BLACK CHURCH STUDIES INSTITUTE / ROCKBRIDGE SEMINARY Black Church studies takes center stage with a new emphasis offering at Rockbridge Seminary By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Although the Black Church Studies Institute at Rockbridge Seminary has been in development since 2020, its real origin predates that period, […]

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