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With landmark announcement, Blackbaud signals groundbreaking transformation in church technology landscape

  After decades serving the faith community, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), a cloud software company powering social good, today announced the Cloud Solution for Faith Communities with the introduction of Blackbaud Church Management™. With this move, Blackbaud now provides integrated, end-to-end cloud capabilities that enable churches to digitally transform their day-to-day operations through a single, connected […]

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Severe Weather Preparedness: A 3-Step Action Plan

By Church Mutual Insurance Extreme weather can strike at any time. To make sure you’re ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store this summer, follow this three-step action plan. It tells you how to protect your buildings, grounds, people and property from unnecessary risks. STEP 1: WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE STORM Perhaps the most important […]

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Church Trends and Statistics

How pastors are handling outreach In partnership with Pepperdine University, Barna conducted research on pastors’ opinions of how their current outreach and discipleship efforts were faring.  Outreach is important to churches because it is part of what is considered “cultural leadership.” 50% of pastors believe their church is “somewhat effective” at reaching out to unchurched […]

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CHAPLAIN PROFILE: Military ministry offers a new road to growth

Chaplain (Colonel) Robert Whitlock prays with a group of Soldiers and Civilians. (Official U.S. Army Photo) After extensive work in South America, Chaplain Captain Matthew Sanders returns to the U.S. and finds a new way to minister   Returning to the U.S. — and a new role Chaplain Captain Matthew Sanders’ decision to become a […]

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How to drive connection & assimilation using church management software

Church Executive spoke with experts in church management software (ChMS) development about what works best.       Do you feel most church leaders use their ChMS to its maximum advantage when it comes to driving connection and assimilation among first-time visitors and new church members? Boyd Pelley: Not even close. Jason Terrell: Overall, there […]

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CHAPLAIN PROFILE: Chaplaincy becomes a perfect fit — the second time around

Chaplain (Captain) Dennis Stene speaks with a Soldier. (Official U.S. Army Photo) Six years after traditional ministry, an idea previously contemplated turns in to a new — and exciting — opportunity to minister After 10 years in human resources, Chaplain Captain Recruiter Ted Hamm made the decision to go to seminary in Charlotte, N.C. It […]

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CHAPLAIN PROFILE: A tale of two Army chaplains

Official U.S. Army Photo One is a 24-year active-duty chaplain. The other is a Reserve-duty chaplain called into active duty. Both say they’re right where they need to be. Always where the action is Born, raised and educated in Poland, Chaplain Lieutenant Colonel Jerzy Rzasowski (“Father George”) has been a priest for 33 years — […]

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Active shooter awareness & training: a remote roundtable discussion

In a lot of churches, an “it-can’t-happen-here” mentality prevails. So, how big of a threat is an active-shooter situation for churches in the United States? And more important, what can church leaders do to mitigate this threat? We asked two seasoned church security experts for their thoughts. Overall, are most churches adequately prepared to respond […]

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The architect as partner

Architects, pastors and a CFO talk about how to navigate — or better yet, avoid — the usual challenges of a church building project Why is the “architect as a partner” dynamic so essential? Bruce Woody: A church space is meant for family. Although a family might use it in a variety of different ways, […]

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Sounds expensive: Understanding the REAL cost of your audio equipment

By Andrew Scriven As a person focused on spiritual leadership, figuring out the right audio gear to buy for your ministry might not be at the top of your priority list. However, for most churches, it really matters. Buying the wrong audio gear can be one of the most costly and painful missteps you can […]

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