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4 audio/video/lighting/architecture trends to pay attention to

If the goal is to really reach people (and it is), there’s a shift underway towards things like integrated architecture, spatial audio and more.   So, what do I mean by all that? Well, through my work with our firm, I’m finding that some of the newest trends are decidedly old school-meets-new school.  #1: Having […]

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(De)signs of the times

5 church design trends I’ve observed — and what’s driving them #1: Hospitality / gathering One of the key discussion points our team has with house-of-worship clients is focused on hospitality and gathering spaces. This conversation is taking place because so many churches don’t have enough of this type of space.  While the main purposes […]

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What you need to know about Social Security NOW!

By Alina Parizianu, CFP®, MBA, RICP® The days when Americans could count on pensions from their employers are long gone, as fewer and fewer organizations offer them to their staff. While pensions are becoming an endangered species, Social Security remains the primary source of guaranteed lifetime retirement income for many older adults. In addition, unlike […]

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Preparing to build?

3 strategies that will take you from start to success By Jeremy Moore Your church has not only survived a pandemic, but it’s actually growing — how amazing! As a church family, you’ve emerged from an incredibly disruptive and uncertain season and now find yourselves needing to build or expand.  If this scenario resonates, you’re […]

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Fueling fantastic growth

At one of the fastest-growing churches in America, a favorable refinancing agreement is essential for propelling ministry forward. By RaeAnn Slaybaugh When Greg Petz and his wife, Donna, moved to San Antonio in 1996, they found their church home — Westover Hills — even before their physical home.  The Petzes’ dedication to Westover grew along […]

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Stewardship at the forefront

  By Sean Busby Odds are you have never heard of the company DigitalGlue or its award-winning video storage creative.space. That’s because DigitalGlue planned to officially launch creative.space at the NAB show in April 2020.  Well, we all know what happened in March of 2020 — COVID and lockdowns. So, DigitalGlue began working with specific […]

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Steps organizations can take for a successful and secure charitable season

By Eric Spacek, assistant vice president – Risk Control, at Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. GivingTuesday was created 10 years ago to encourage people to do good. During this annual celebration the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Americans provide to nonprofits they believe in. In 2021, the GivingTuesday Data Commons estimates 35 million adults participated in GivingTuesday, […]

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Healthy venting as a staff

By Ben Stapley Sweeping emotions under the carpet is not healthy in our personal or professional lives. But neither is the opposite extreme of oversharing. Here are six guardrails to help you, your team and your organization express themselves in a healthy manner. We’ve all inappropriately handled our emotions at work. We’ve either stuffed our […]

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Together We Celebrate: Delivering Meals, Joy, and Hope on Thanksgiving

Irving Bible Church is an inspiring case study in leveraging digital tools to organize community projects that make a difference Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to show gratitude for all the gifts we enjoy in life. This idea is especially poignant for Christians, since the holiday serves as an opportunity to express thankfulness through generosity, […]

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Technology helps Bear Creek Church grow its multilingual ministry

By Brian Byersdorf Bear Creek Baptist Church’s vision is “to be a gospel-centered disciple-making community for all people,” and they truly live out that vision each and every day in their ministry. They actually started as a home Bible study group in 1977, founded by seven couples in West Houston. Their vision was for a […]

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