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2 COVID-era church design trends that are likely to endure

As an architecture firm that works almost exclusively with churches and Christian schools, we must confess to allowing our collective joy to slip away every now and again during this rollercoaster ride of 2020. With 129 faith-based projects in active design or construction stages, we have walked along this path of uncertainty with many church […]

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“… BUT GOD!”

(above) Living Water Bible Fellowship in Alamosa, Colo. When considering the church facility construction outlook in 2021 and beyond, I believe it boils down to these two words. On a flight recently, I happened to be seated next to a project manager from a commercial construction company with projects across the United States. Naturally, I […]

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PEER-TO-PEER CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE RISK: Protecting Children from Other Children

By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris Where child sexual abuse is concerned, peer-to-peer abuse provides the curveball of sexual abuse risk. To recognize and address it properly, a ministry must be watching for it. Common fact patterns Peer-to-peer sexual abuse — children molesting or abusing other children — unfolds in predictable patterns. Some years ago, […]

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Leading during disruption: 2020

No one was — or could have been — prepared for what was coming with COVID-19. But, for better or worse, there’s no substitute for experience. In this spirit, we asked several church executives who have graced our cover in the past few years to reflect on leading during disruption. How have they and their […]

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Ensuring inclusivity is one of the hallmarks of your organization

  Making diversity and inclusion a priority As a church or faith-based organization, you want to create an environment in which all employees, members, customers and other stakeholders feel valued. When you become a champion for diversity and inclusion, you can progress a long way toward that goal. But sometimes, it can be difficult to […]

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MMBB Financial Services announces upcoming launch of new website

Today, MMBB Financial Services announced the upcoming release of its new website, set to launch Thursday Jan. 14. “Starting tomorrow, you will be greeted by a new website experience, and with our refreshed look comes all sorts of exciting features to help you easily manage your finances and live your life with financial confidence. Our […]

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Vanco acquires child care software firm Smartcare

Vanco, a leading provider of technology and payment solutions for the education, faith-based and nonprofit sectors, has acquired Smartcare, a growing provider of software for child care centers. Founded in 1998, Vanco helps more than 40,000 churches, faith-based groups, nonprofits, schools and educational organizations to simplify administrative processes, organize events and securely manage participant relationships. […]

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Adapting church space during disruption

By Katie Albrecht A lot can be said about the year 2020, but universally, I don’t think any of us saw it coming. Just like any other time, though, life throws curveballs. This past year, it just so happened to be an enduring pandemic — but what happens when the next big “thing” occurs that […]

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Finding the silver lining: positive impacts of the global pandemic

By Molly Matthews The global pandemic has brought about immense change, and many have unfortunately felt negative effects. However, not everything that has come out of this is doom and gloom: some churches have seen positive impacts from pivoting their business strategies. Primarily, ministries were forced to turn to digital solutions to maintain connection with […]

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Bookkeeper saves church $8,000

By Amy Manderscheid  Before she started working for StartCHURCH, Angela worked in various accounting jobs. Now, she is one of our dedicated bookkeepers. One day, while reconciling accounts for one of the churches she works with, she noticed something off in the numbers. She quickly discovered the church was being charged $600 a month for […]

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