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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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Use discretion when there‘s cause for termination

There are few situations more difficult for a church executive or administrator than having to dismiss an employee. The multi-step process recommended in many publications is time-consuming and may not be the best fit for your particular circumstances.

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Mark Bankord, Directional Leader, Heartland Community Church, Rockford, IL

By Ronald E. Keener It was a typical Sunday morning for stockbroker Mark Bankord. He had played a round of golf with his buddy and now they were sitting in their cars — he in his Porsche and his friend in a Mercedes — at an intersection in front of a church in Rockford, IL […]

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Christ the King Catholic Church in Southaven, MS

A Mississippi Catholic church is designed to complement the liturgical needs of worship.

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A restored connection to the environment is child’s play

Many of us first began to grasp the idea of a world much larger than ourselves as youngsters.

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Protect the most precious members of your congregation

Jim Wideman has been involved with children’s ministries for more than 30 years. Wideman has also been at one time or another in charge of large events, ministry consulting and leadership training for several churches.

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