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Putting the “heart” in Lionheart Children’s Academy

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Executive Community Director Karin Laymance and Chief Spiritual Development Officer Ginny Fowler are pivotal in keeping the Lionheart Children’s Academy organization mission focused: to provide top-quality, compliant, church-based and Jesus-focused child care. KARIN LAYMANCE, EXECUTIVE COMMUNITY DIRECTOR @ LIONHEART CHILDREN’S ACADEMY  Nearly 10 years ago, Karin Laymance was working as a preschool […]

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SCAMS ARE ON THE RISE: How to stay safe

By Sharon McDowell Your cell phone dings. It’s a text message from an unknown number. The message is from a service company warning that your account has been hacked and urging you to call them right away. The landline rings. The person on the other side of the line tells you the electricity is going […]

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25 years, 30,000+ churches, 4 million trained — and the work continues

  For more than 30 years, the husband-and-wife legal team of Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris have labored to protect children from sexual abuse. Partners in the law firm of Love & Norris, Gregory and Kimberlee co-founded MinistrySafe to provide a broad spectrum of resources to equip ministries in the prevention of child sexual abuse. […]

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CHURCH BUDGETING GUIDE — Free ebook & Budget Template

By Jeff Harvey, Content Strategist Every church administrator knows the importance of strategic budgeting — as well as the risks of running a ministry without one. Good budgeting can help your church fulfill its mission, while poor budgeting (or no budgeting at all) leads to confusion, canceled projects, and even church closures. Your church has […]

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Life-Long Learning for Church Leaders

By Denise Craig, CCA As a former educator, I have always felt life-long learning is something of value. It is important. Here are just a few reasons why church leaders should be life-long learners: The Bible is living and active, so being a constant student of God’s word means no matter how many times we […]

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Together We Recharge

Reset, Renew, and Revive Your Church in the New Year After a successful holiday season, full of worship and celebration, everyone in the life of the Church is understandably a bit tired. Everyone from the staff and volunteers, to lifelong members and occasional guests need a moment to recharge their batteries. Unfortunately, this leads to […]

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Rethinking pastor appreciation through proper compensation

By Christy Teeter While October is traditionally recognized as “Pastor Appreciation Month,” the importance of appreciating our pastors doesn’t end when the month does. Now is an opportune time for congregations to continue being intentional about going the extra mile to convey their gratitude for the invaluable impact pastors make on the lives of their […]

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Winter weather prevention strategies

How to protect your church facilities against freezing pipes, water infiltration, and more   Church Executive: Tell me about the inclement-weather risks churches most commonly face.  Andrew Shockey: Right off the bat, I’m thinking of pipe freezes, water infiltration — even the snow loads on roofs. Typically, all of this is exacerbated by deferred maintenance […]

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In case of emergency:

What to do before disaster strikes By John Murphy Hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, extreme heat, drowning, cyber-attacks and financial crises are a few words that strike fear in our hearts because we care about life, and we care about each other. As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves.  We know disasters will […]

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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND SPECIAL NEEDS

Protecting the MOST Vulnerable   By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris In ministry programs, we make it a priority to ‘protect the least of these’ — the weak and vulnerable. If a child is viewed as vulnerable, then a special needs child is more vulnerable still.  In fact, a child with a disability may be […]

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