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When being an introvert in the church isn’t all so bad

Adam S. McHugh is a self-proclaimed introvert and also a Presbyterian minister and writes about it in Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture (InterVarsity Press, 2009).

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Religion may take different scenarios as church looks at gays

Sociologist Robert Putnam is well known for the defining work a few years back called Bowling Alone and later, Better Together. Now he and David Campbell have produced a study on religion in America, producing statistics and trends that may not entirely please the evangelical community. In American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us (Simon & Schuster, 2011), Putnam and Campbell point to a strength in the American character — it’s the word grace in the book’s title. “The web of interlocking personal relationships among Americans of many different religions,” Putnam says in response to questions on the book from Church Executive.

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One church uses the Internet in a different kind of ‘church planting’

Northland, A Church Distributed uses the Internet to reach people, and works with Global Media Outreach around the world. When Northland, A Church Distributed received its name, the Longwood, FL, congregation was intended to be “a distribution center for whatever God has given us,” says Dan Lacich, pastor for distributed sites. “It’s kind of a fancy name for the fact that you are the church wherever God has put you, wherever you have been distributed throughout your day and week.”

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Church gives home makeovers

An overlooked strategy

Church leaders create strategies for growth, discipleship, worship experience, among many other things. What is often left out of these strategies, however, is a plan for communicating.

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Conflict of Interest?

One of the weaknesses in churches, according the Evangelical Council for Financial

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Most Recommended Leadership Books

Each year thousands of management and leadership books are published. And while each of them may provide valuable information, there are some that stand out and speak to you in ways that have immediate impact on your ministries. The editors of Church Executive magazine seek your opinion about recent books related to your work and mission. Let other church leaders know which recently published church leadership and management titles you have read that are thought-provoking and insightful. Which of these books would you recommend to your peers? You may vote for multiple books. At the conclusion of the voting process one person will be chosen at random to receive a copy of each book presented.

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Church Executive, November 2010, Volume 9, Issue 11

Among the highlights of the November issue in an interview with Palmer Chinchen, Lead Pastor of The Grove, Chandler, AZ. Also included are stories on avenger violence in the church and Hill Country Bible Church’s church planting initiatives.

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Right now is a great time for next year’s tax planning for pastors

Though current year tax planning often occurs at year-end, this is an even better time for “Next Year” tax planning.

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