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Advancements in volunteer screening

Proven strategies to keep your people safe — from recognizing red flags to re-screening practices, cost considerations, and navigating potentially sensitive conversations Many churches fall victim to an “it-can’t-happen-here” mentality. In actuality, what makes churches especially prone to ill-intentioned volunteers? Norton: The nature and admirable traits of most clergy is one of compassion and trust. […]

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In the beginning…

 A 3-part series examining the relationship between the Church and technology By Joel Guthrie We’ve all heard that the church is “10 years behind” when it comes to technology — a little nervous to adopt industry best practices and unsure how that might align to stewardship and the vision of the Church. It’s totally fair: […]

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Women & Finances

Married or single, knowing how to save, invest and plan for the future is essential By Alina Parizianu, MBA, CFP®, BFA™ Women have come a long way in closing the gender gap that has, for generations, placed them at an economic disadvantage. Women now graduate from college at higher numbers than men and hold more […]

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Efficiency en “Mass”

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh ADRIENNE WILLICH & ELIZABETH SHAUGHNEY: How the Archdiocese of Washington standardized reporting for 139 parishes, 63 schools & 4,500 staff In the end, the transition proved to be surprisingly seamless. For any church, having a complete, standardized reporting solution in place is crucial — often in the form of a church management […]

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Most U.S. congregations saw increases in either participation or giving

More U.S. congregations saw increases in participation and giving than experienced declines, a new study from Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI found. Although fewer Americans are claiming a religious affiliation and the percentage of individuals who are members of a congregation is declining, these findings only tell part of the story. The National […]

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Preparing your church for growth: 3 key strategies

By Kerry Jones  You spend hours working on sermons. You spend money, time and effort building outreach programs. You evaluate those programs and community involvement constantly in an effort to grow attendance at your church. But is your church facility prepared to handle that growth? If you’re not sure, here are 3 important keys that […]

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Pushpay Launches Donor Development Solution to Help Churches Increase Generosity

Pushpay Holdings Limited, the leading payments and engagement provider to the U.S. faith sector, today announces its fall product update, which includes donor development tools and insights to help its more than 7,900 customers increase participation and deepen connections within their community. “At Hosanna, we have a vision to grow with irresistible love, generosity, and […]

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Solomon Awards Name Leon Williams Contractors and Studio Four Design’s Foothills Church Project One of the Best of 2019

Maryville contractor and Knoxville architect recognized by prestigious church design and construction awards for helping bring fast-growing East Tennessee congregation’s vision to fruition Maryville-based commercial construction firm Leon Williams Contractors and Knoxville architecture and design firm Studio Four Design have been recognized by the leading awards program for the church design, building and operations industry for their work on […]

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7 best ways your church can bless your pastor and staff

By Brian Kluth Most pastors have advanced degrees and work 50 to 70 hours each week caring for their congregations, but most Christians are not aware that their pastors and church staffs may not be paid well. A pastor’s week is filled with early morning meetings, office hours, visitations, counseling, sermon preparation and prayer, evening […]

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A Supreme Court case to watch

Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue poses critical church-state separation issues By Kimberlee Norris, attorney at law  The Supreme Court will be deciding Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue this Term. The decision could be very important for Church Executive readers, particularly if it alters or clarifies the Court’s 2017 holding in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley. […]

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