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Leadership Network Survey: Cause for optimism despite economic downturn

The news is mixed among larger churches surveyed about the impact of tough economic times on their congregations. The 105 large churches surveyed by Leadership Network this summer said they were minimally or not at all affected (56 percent) by the downturn in the economy, while 41 percent gave a somewhat negative and 3 percent said very negative to the question.

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Churches depend on experienced lenders in uncertain economic climate

Just a year or two ago most Americans were feeling financially secure if not downright prosperous. Their homes were appreciating in value, the job market was strong and they were earning solid returns on their savings and investments.

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Holy Family Catholic Community in Fond du Lac, WI

A Wisconsin Catholic Community includes memorials of its past on a campus forged for permanence.

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How to determine if your church has a cold, the flu or cancer

Dr. Fletcher is a contributing writer to Church Executive and founder and host of XPastor.org, executive pastor of Grace Covenant Church, Austin, TX, a professor with ETS India, and adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.

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Leaders should implement software based on needs, not constraints

For many organizations, effectively evaluating and selecting the right software to address organizational and management challenges is a difficult process. To determine the best software requires an honest analysis of needs and wants.

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DANGEROUSLY: While we live a coveted life, thousands die for the faith

It was July 4 and I had returned that day from a Christian conference to find in my mail the monthly publication of the Voice of the Martyrs.

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Leaders use time-tested business practices to develop church quality

I recently overheard this statement made by a member of a medium sized church: “I’m trying to get an event placed on the church calendar.

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Effective meetings bring churches to life, instead of boring them to death

From time to time Church Executive in conjunction with the Willow Creek Association presents an abridged version of one of the Defining Moments programs produced by the WCA. This session, entitled “Death by Meeting,” features Patrick Lencioni, author of the book Death by Meeting and president of The Table Group — a consulting firm that helps organizations become more effective.

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Building palpable momentum begins with a shared vision

There is a big difference between a well-run organization and one that is moving, with great energy, into the future.

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An advanced business education will create better stewards

It’s important for today’s church leaders and administrators to have and develop strong business management acumen in addition to a solid theological foundation in order to manage more effectively.

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