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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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The best jobs for retired clergy

By Rev. Earl Thorpe, Ph.D. We often consider retirement the end of a person’s vocational journey. But if, as Shakespeare wrote, “all the world is a stage,” retirement might just be the end of the first act in a clergyperson’s calling and the beginning of the second act in their life of service.  While many […]

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Moving forward in faith — and building for the future

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh  As with many churches built in previous decades, Trinity Baptist Church’s 1950s-era facilities had many challenges that were being magnified with growth. Expansion was in order.   But even before breaking ground, closing a street changed the entire project trajectory. Power lines and utilities had to be relocated. Then COVID hit, bringing […]

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Is U.S. Army Chaplaincy the right fit for you?

You might be pleasantly surprised by what U.S. Army Chaplaincy entails — and the multiple paths available to make it a reality Church Executive talks with CH (MAJ) Walter McCall — Senior Chaplain, U.S. Army Chaplain Recruiting South-Central Station — to walk us through the options, the requirements, the expectations, and even some misconceptions. Church […]

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Together We Engage

How Resi On Demand Can Transform Your Church’s Approach to Streaming and Video Church livestreaming has long been considered the new frontier in online ministry — but is it more important to refocus on getting people back into the building on Sunday morning? Initially adopted out of necessity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some churches […]

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It takes a village to raise a child

  For nearly a decade, Lionheart Children’s Academy has partnered with churches across the country for kids’ educational and  spiritual growth   By RaeAnn Slaybaugh According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Labor, child care prices across the county are untenable for families, even in lower-priced areas. But this isn’t really […]

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4 predictions for church finances in 2024

By Jeff Harvey, Content Strategist Today’s social and economic realities are rapidly reshaping church finances. Over 17,000 churches and organizations partner with Subsplash to reach, engage, and grow their ministries with the best church tech tools, including online giving. We’ve compiled four trends that will have a significant impact on church finances in 2024. The […]

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10 ways to protect worship facilities from unrest and vandalism

By Eric Spacek As war in the Middle East creates a ripple effect of escalating tensions in the U.S., houses of worship should be on heightened alert and prepared for the potential of civil unrest. Sadly, U.S. synagogues and mosques may be specifically targeted during this time by those who act out of ignorance and […]

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Together We Rejoice: Data-Driven Church Management For A More Effective Holiday Season

By Shanda Boyett Every holiday season sparks a fresh wave of engagement, joy, and faith for churches — as well as headaches for leaders and staff. The surge in responsibilities and events, plus the coordination necessary to pull everything off, is an all-to-familiar struggle this time of the year. But you and your team don’t […]

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