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Spread the good news in color to gain attention and responses

As communicators, what result do we want from our readers? Whether inside or outside the church, we all seek to inform, educate, or persuade as we communicate to others. Within the weekly messages to parishioners, church communicators hope to increase involvement, attendance, membership and overall contribution.

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Proactive steps protect board members against allegations

Think back to when you were first selected to be part of your church board. If your church is like most, the process probably was not very formal. I recall my first experience in becoming a church board member. I received a phone call from a member of the nominating committee asking about my interest. There was no written description for the position, just a verbal summary of the job.

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Leadership Network Survey: Cause for optimism despite economic downturn

The news is mixed among larger churches surveyed about the impact of tough economic times on their congregations. The 105 large churches surveyed by Leadership Network this summer said they were minimally or not at all affected (56 percent) by the downturn in the economy, while 41 percent gave a somewhat negative and 3 percent said very negative to the question.

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Churches depend on experienced lenders in uncertain economic climate

Just a year or two ago most Americans were feeling financially secure if not downright prosperous. Their homes were appreciating in value, the job market was strong and they were earning solid returns on their savings and investments.

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Holy Family Catholic Community in Fond du Lac, WI

A Wisconsin Catholic Community includes memorials of its past on a campus forged for permanence.

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How to determine if your church has a cold, the flu or cancer

Dr. Fletcher is a contributing writer to Church Executive and founder and host of XPastor.org, executive pastor of Grace Covenant Church, Austin, TX, a professor with ETS India, and adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.

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Leaders should implement software based on needs, not constraints

For many organizations, effectively evaluating and selecting the right software to address organizational and management challenges is a difficult process. To determine the best software requires an honest analysis of needs and wants.

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DANGEROUSLY: While we live a coveted life, thousands die for the faith

It was July 4 and I had returned that day from a Christian conference to find in my mail the monthly publication of the Voice of the Martyrs.

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Leaders use time-tested business practices to develop church quality

I recently overheard this statement made by a member of a medium sized church: “I’m trying to get an event placed on the church calendar.

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Effective meetings bring churches to life, instead of boring them to death

From time to time Church Executive in conjunction with the Willow Creek Association presents an abridged version of one of the Defining Moments programs produced by the WCA. This session, entitled “Death by Meeting,” features Patrick Lencioni, author of the book Death by Meeting and president of The Table Group — a consulting firm that helps organizations become more effective.

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