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The rules for churches ‘getting 
political’ are complex, intricate

The TVs are squawking, the blogs are ablaze, conservative radio is, of course, fanning the flames. The 2010 mid-term election season will affect everyone in the church pews of America. Let’s face it, the government has passed legislation (and is contemplating more) that virtually all of the members of your congregation care about — one way or the other.

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Safeguard against violent ‘insiders and outsiders’

During the past 15 years violence has migrated from the workplace through the school system and college campuses and has now set its sights on churches.

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Tagline branding

What do those few words below your church’s name really signify? They may

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Rebuilding the church 
on its ancient foundations

Church leaders are turning back to inner cities and building urban churches with missional zeal.

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Ed Young Jr. and his father talk about leadership

They don’t know it yet

I remember sitting in the Willow Creek auditorium listening to Bill Hybels talk about the need for more people to leave the workforce and start working for the local church. I thought it was a good message for many of the people sitting around me.

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Blackbaud announces new book on giving program best practices

Charleston, S.C.– Blackbaud Inc., has released a new book Cultivating Lifelong Donors: Stewardship and

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Confidence and leadership

I just had the chance to read “The Confidence Factor” by Tom Mullins. Tom does a great job of using his insight as both a former winning football coach as well as the successful founding Pastor of Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida to weave together inspiring stories of people that had the confidence to lead and be successful. Tom also gives us very practical lessons on building confidence.

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Guidelines for employee files

As the middle of the summer approaches, I’m planning to do some catch-up work on personnel files. I don’t know about you, but the larger the staff gets, the easier it is to allow employee personnel files to get outdated. Job descriptions change, performance reviews need updating, etc.

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Two keys of a simple church

The Simple Church idea revolutionized how churches view their disciple-making process. First, the what becomes the how —a clear process flows from what disciples look like.

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