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Church legal challenge: Civil disobedience or violation of law?

The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), an advocacy and action alliance group in Scottsdale, AZ, which has the stated purpose of defending religious freedom, sponsored a project to challenge the 54-year-old ban on churches being allowed to participate in political activities.

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The end is near: How to decide on your church’s fiscal year-end

A while ago I was reviewing the financial statements of a Christian ministry shortly before the end of the year and noticed that the expenditures for the year exceeded income by a significant amount.

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Web sites reveal the mission and culture of a church

When most churches think of a building project, often images of bulldozers, fundraising consultants, bricks and mortar come to mind but rarely a Web site. Although, countless studies have shown that the Web site is the first stop for many people looking to discover more about the church and determine if it might be a place where they could belong.

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Fellowship Bible Church, Little Rock, AR.

An Arkansas church creates a multi-venue campus with several worship centers for specific groups.

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Churches make the switch to high-end cameras for outreach

The intended distribution method and target audience for content determine how worship services are captured on camera and how those images are combined into a broadcast production.

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The elements of design reinforces the purpose of your message

If you believe that the proclamation of the Gospel is the primary work of the church then you need to look at all of the conditions that support this activity. This involves the physical environment of the worship space and all of its parts.

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Build the reputations of your critics to be better leaders

Tom Harper, a contributing writer for Church Executive, is president of the Society for Church Consulting, Louisville, KY [churchconsultation.org] and of 
ChurchCentral.com, a free church health news and information site.

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Web 2.0 tools can engage congregants, enhance ministries

The Internet is constantly changing. From its infancy about 15 years ago, “Web 1.0” was a place where businesses and organizations could broadcast information to the public. Users in return could then search for related topics based on their needs.

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Vision and mission come before giving in good stewardship

Today’s generation — however you define them — isn’t giving to the church like their parents. J. Clif Christopher says the statistics show a very alarming trend. “The children of the baby boomers are far less generous than their parents and show significantly less interest in giving to religion.”

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Psychological contracts: The force behind organizational change

In the fall of 2007 our church completed an 18 month strategic planning process which resulted in a five-year ministry plan complete with vision statements and measurable goals.

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