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Dirty jobs: Professionals can help maintain church facilities

Anyone who maintains a church or Christian school knows that keeping buildings clean can involve a lot of dirty work.

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Play for keeps: Should your church build a sports facility?

Churches seeking to increase their Kingdom impact are in a fierce competition for people’s time and attention.

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Impact the quality of ministry with speakers in the sanctuary

With today’s technology there are many solutions for achieving balanced sound coverage in a large worship center. The old days of hanging speakers in one cluster from the center of the room are gone. Today there are many options to choose from.

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Get on the bus to help fulfill the ‘Great Commission’

Bus ministries are vital outreach extensions for today’s churches. These ministries provide a way for children and adults to attend Sunday school and services that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend.

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Five essentials to achieve excellent guest services

I enjoy going to Starbucks because I know I will be greeted by a barista who is going to make me coffee exactly the way I like it. I like to shop at Wal-Mart because I know I am going to be welcomed by a smiling face and made to feel like I made the right choice in shopping there.

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Comprehensive bank options for churches can pay dividends

Most churches piece their financial partner relationships together based on a chain of disconnected events or referrals. Interest rates decline and a decision is made to shop for a new mortgage lender.

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Combine the vision of Moses and the management savvy of Aaron

Gil Rendle and Susan Beaumont in When Moses Meets Aaron: Staffing and Supervision in Large Congregations (Alban Institute, 2007) have written about employment relationships, performance management, and supervisory relationships.

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Churches can do better at extending the welcome

The simple act of extending the right hand of fellowship to visitors to our churches is fraught with difficulty and ineptitude, and many first-time visitors won’t come back as they experience a cold or indifferent church.

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Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX

A Dallas church’s new interim worship center will eventually become a children’s facility.

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Anglican parishes prevail in property fight in Virginia

Eleven churches of The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church of Virginia in December 2006 voted to “hold steadfast to historic faith and to Scripture, the authority of which was formally rejected by The Episcopal Church.”

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