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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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Mission and purpose inform church design trends

As church leaders begin to consider the design features that they wish to include in a new building, campus or renovation project, they usually explore options with an architectural design team.

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Make sure crime doesn’t pay at your church

You may think your church is adequately covered by your property insurance policy but do you have enough crime coverage?

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Lead by example to elevate the discourse of stewardship

There is a perception that we use the word “stewardship” only to create an end-around to raise funds for the church. Unfortunately, perception can become reality.

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Giving is at the heart of the Christian faith, and to the life we really want

Stephen B. McSwain has written a thoughtful book in The Giving Myths: Giving Then Getting the Life You’re Always Wanted (Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 2007) that comes out of his personal interests and professional work as a vice president of Cargill Associates Inc., a philanthropy and fundraising firm.

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Churches experience the safety and efficiency of electronic transfer

It’s Monday morning and you or someone on your staff sits at a desk surrounded by checks — Sunday’s collection.

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