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Key steps for a comprehensive transportation plan of action

Excitement and joy abound as the group leaves the church parking lot. It should be a rewarding, uplifting week.

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Credit card use in churches can be good, bad or just plain ugly

Transactions are handled so differently now than in the past. Society has moved from coins to paper money, checks, and now electronic forms of payment such as credit cards or electronic funds transfers.

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An ancient liturgical practice takes a contemporary turn

Bob Johnston does not shy away from change. He accepted a calling to the Episcopal Priesthood that had been persistent, and left a position with the largest patent law firm in Dallas, uprooted his wife from a medical practice and, ultimately moved his family to London where he would do his final training before ordination.

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The Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, Oakville, ON

A church in Oakville, ON, provides a strong Catholic presence and fulfills the town’s planning objectives.

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An accurate inventory is essential to emergency preparedness

If fire were to strike your sanctuary tomorrow, could you tell an insurance adjuster exactly which items were lost? Take this test:

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Is there a Scriptural mandate for corporate worship?

How do churches adapt in a world that is changing on a daily basis? With an estimated two billion people globally claiming to be Christians, it is no wonder that the challenge for churches to reach this generation is to engage different cultures, genres and personalities to remain effective.

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Efficient church bookstores function as outreach ministry

Bookstores have long since been a tool for churches to use in order to further their members’ spiritual education and encourage outreach.

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Church leaders must set the tone for effective internal control

As church congregations and budgets grow, the potential exposure to fraud and other illicit behavior grows as well. Larger churches would be well served to consider steps that other nonprofit entities have taken to tighten their internal control environments.

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A concrete cathedral is designed to achieve acoustic excellence

There are many challenges to achieving great acoustics in a sanctuary, and the 1,820-seat, 32,000-square-foot sanctuary of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, TX was certainly no exception.

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Why the church is losing men and boys and why it matters

In the early 1950s, attendance in Protestant churches in the U.S. mirrored the postwar population: 52 percent female, 48 percent male. Today the typical U.S. worship service draws an adult crowd that’s 61 percent female. Many mainline congregations are two-thirds women. No other religion suffers such a huge gender disparity.

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