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It can happen here!

Take these 5 steps — today — to prevent abuse or molestation at your church Many pastors believe sexual abuse is beyond the realm of possibility in their churches. In reality, it happens all too often … and many times, those same pastors aren’t aware until it’s too late to respond responsibly. The results can […]

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Review your child abuse prevention plan

This year has been a season of disruption. And in a time of disruption, it’s more important than ever to ensure your ministry is following its policies and procedures — especially when it comes to staff who work with children. A key aspect of risk management is safeguarding the physical and spiritual wellbeing of the […]

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4 tried-and-true reopening strategies

Right now, as we focus on helping houses of worship reopen safely, it’s important to acknowledge that although the building was closed, the Church never shut down at all. As my pastor said, “We didn’t close; we just changed venues.” That said, the building is the gathering place of believers, physically. So, helping churches resume […]

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Women, money and gender bias

By Ania Norori, MBA, ChFC® Over the past 70 years, women’s participation in the U.S. workforce has grown significantly. Although they are working more hours and earning higher degrees, women continue to earn less than their male counterparts. Gender plays a role in compensation overall in the U.S. population; however, it is more pronounced for […]

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Re-opening the church: practical suggestions

Challenging! Frustrating! Exhausting! These are the some common words I’ve heard church leaders use over the past several months. Whether you’re new to ministry or you’ve been doing this for many years, you’re facing situations during this pandemic that you haven’t faced before. There’s no history to learn from. There are no pastor mentors who’ve […]

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The stewardship of space

Amid coronavirus, churches are (literally) reimagining their worship spaces. Portable equipment — platforms, risers, barricades and more — can make your space work, if you know how to maximize them. As you work with church leaders right now, what are their biggest questions about post-COVID operations? Cindy Albrecht: Church leaders come to us seeking solutions […]

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Focus on: hand hygiene

For a truly safe church reopening, a touchless restroom experience is key How have you seen the coronavirus pandemic affecting churches, especially in regards to reopening concerns? William (Bill) Gagnon: Churches depend on maintaining a safe environment for their parishioners to gather and worship together as a community. As part of a safe environment, providing […]

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A transformation, truly

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh A Florida church’s design proves big impact is possible on a budget For Westside Family Worship Center in Jacksonville, Fla., everything changed overnight. Always a strong military community, the closure of a nearby Navy base meant the church immediately lost 60 families. Meanwhile, left empty, multiple mobile parks across the street from […]

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Recruiting the right building team

By Rodney C. James Nearly every church selects a group of people to lead a renovation or building project. You might call them a “vision team,” “building committee,” “expansion board,” or some other creative name, but their role will be the same: to assist the staff and leadership in the myriad of decisions the church […]

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Increase engagement, streamline ministry management — and solve some of today’s toughest ministry problems

By Troy Pollock COVID-19 has forced churches across the nation to transition to a digital-first strategy to engage their congregations. However, in meeting with some of today’s leading churches and discussing the implementation of technology, one of the biggest pain points they communicate is the lack of seamless integration between their systems and tools. In […]

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