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Passion, purpose and excitement fill ‘One Minute Manager’s’ life

On one level Ken Blanchard is an academic, entrepreneur, management guru and author whose books have sold 18 million copies in 30 languages, including his first, The One Minute Manager (1982).

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In the church labeling business, contemporary doesn’t mean a lot

Some of the biggest misconceptions in the American church today come as the result of the labeling of individual churches. Churches have always been labeled.

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Churches can harness the power of television with original content

According to the United States Department of Labor the average time spent watching television each day by individuals is two and a half hours; yet, the amount of time devoted to religious activities is only seven minutes per day.

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Canyon Ridge Christian Church

A Las Vegas church is redesigned to reflect the environment and welcome its community.

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When personal loyalties and ministry responsibilities collide

By law board members are supposed to put the best interest of the church above all personal considerations — but how is that even possible?

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Unseen green: Software as stewardship?

In recent years, the environmental stewardship of churches has become an important topic, as it should be.

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Jack Taylor, Director of Operations, Sycamore Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, OH

Jack Taylor knows how to write a message for a roadside billboard.

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Visioning process leads to a truly unique church

Will Mancini in his new book, Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement (JosseyBass/Leadership Network, 2008) says visioning sometimes can be scary.

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No more whining, handwringing over evangelism — just do it now

Martha Grace Reese doesn’t mince words when it comes to the E-word — evangelism. Her study of American evangelism within seven mainline churches, and the subsequent books, leaves her with strong convictions:

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Giving trends point toward consumer oriented members

“Overseas missions are often used as a reason to give to the church. However, most churches and denominations have patterns in place that keep missions a small percent of actual total spending,” says Sylvia Ronsvalle.

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