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‘ELMER GANTRY’: Why can’t the church put its house in order?

It was Wednesday evening New Community at Willow Creek Community Church and Bill Hybels had some “family” business to share with the congregation.

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Safeguard employment practices in order to protect your church

Would your church’s insurance policy provide coverage if the church, the pastor, the board of directors, or the business manager was sued by an employee or former employee who claimed he or she was sexually harassed, wrongfully terminated or subjected to racial or sexual discrimination? Probably not, unless you have employment practices liability insurance (EPLI).

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Mission possible: Motivational factors for charitable contributions

The number of charitable organizations in North America has been growing prolifically for more than a decade. As a result, people now have more options when considering their charitable contributions.

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Lift up your church with an innovative construction technique

When Blackshear Place Baptist Church in Flowery Branch, GA, opened its doors in 1955, the founding fathers could not have foreseen the growth that would take place during the next 53 years. Since its inception, the congregation has grown to more than 5,500 individuals, with a majority of that growth spurt occurring since 2003 when membership was about 3,000.

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How PCI compliance will protect your congregants

More churches and nonprofits are looking to their Web sites to raise funds and collect donations as well as do the work of processing registrations and payments for events, classes, Bible studies, VBS — you name it — all online.

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Generosity Evangelist: ‘Live open-handed in a tight-fisted world’

“Growing up, I was very materialistic; I was a taker, not a giver,” says Brian Kluth, author of the stewardship devotional 40 Day Spiritual Journey to a More Generous Life.

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Fast growth and few controls invite employee embezzlement

The headline shrieked across the second section of The Arizona Republic last September 1: “Accountant Held in Church Theft.”

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Create a childhood ministry that genuinely impacts faith

During the past 20 years, childhood ministry has received unprecedented attention from churches desiring to reach families with young children. Many churches have been adding staff to design and manage these ministries.

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Southeast Christian Church and School in Parker, CO

The design of a Colorado church’s worship center is both permanent and transparent.

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A state-owned facility is transformed into a house of worship

In August 2006 God tapped a group of Christians on the shoulder and said in essence, “I’ve got a job for you.” God then proceeded to give nearly 45 acres and 150,000-square-feet of buildings to our church for two million dollars.

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