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7 features your ministry needs in a church volunteer management software

By Malcolm Freberg If you’re a church leader, there’s no doubt you have a lot on your plate; managing your community of volunteers is just one of your many responsibilities. Lucky for you, church volunteer management software can majorly lighten the load! Choosing the right volunteer management software is a complicated endeavor, especially if you’re not […]

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How to protect your church from censorship

  By Jeff Harvey, Content Strategist In the United States, we are blessed to have our right to practice our beliefs protected by the Constitution. However, recent societal shifts show a mounting pressure that threatens to limit or even deprive churches of their fundamental rights. For example, many churches around the country have won court […]

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Winter weather prevention strategies

How to protect your church facilities against freezing pipes, water infiltration, and more Church Executive: Tell me about the inclement-weather risks churches most commonly face. Andrew Shockey: Right off the bat, I’m thinking of pipe freezes, water infiltration — even the snow loads on roofs. Typically, all of this is exacerbated by deferred maintenance of […]

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How bond financing built the dream

  By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Driven by Senior Pastor Tony Clark’s heart for the youngest members of the church, Virginia’s Calvary Chapel Newport News had big goals for its new children’s wing. Really big.  Fortunately, he had just the right person on staff to take the helm. With decades of high-level corporate management experience under her […]

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Together We Honor: the importance of Pastor Appreciation Month for fighting burnout

Communities rely on their church leaders year-round. It’s a responsibility willingly accepted by those who’ve been called to serve — and more often than not, those leaders are the last ones to ask for any recognition or applause for their sacrifice. But that dynamic is exactly why Pastor Appreciation Month is so important. The tradition […]

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There’s always room for fellowship …

…if you get creative with your existing space By Rodney C. James In addition to needing more space for their children’s ministry, creating space for fellowship and community was one of the top objectives for First Baptist Church in Glen Rose, Texas when the leadership team engaged Oklahoma-based Master’s Plan Church Design & Construction. As […]

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COFFEE TALK

By Bruce Woody Not every church wants (or needs) to go all-in on a café. But for those that do, truly high-impact coffee shops have several things in common. They’re front-and-center. A thoughtfully designed café can act as part of the ‘front door’ to a church. When people walk in, they see others sitting, talking, […]

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How to reimagine small spaces for maximum ministry

  By Alaina Butler We’ve all been there: either your facility is outdated and lacks functional elements, or you’ve simply outgrown it.  While you’re probably wishing you had more space, acknowledging that you don’t have a lot of “room to maneuver” is the first step to intentionally using the area you do have to create […]

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An ounce of prevention

Simple-to-place, easy-to-use sensors — in critical spots on a church campus — can help prevent catastrophic water damage Church Executive: Tell us about the PHLYSense sensor system — when and why it was developed, and what it does. Andrew Shockey: PHLYSense was officially deployed in the fourth quarter of 2020 after several years of trial-and-error […]

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Moving from compliance to commitment

Church Executive  talks with a journeyed risk management thought leader for religious organizations Church Executive: Last year, Gallagher created an initiative called Transforming the Trend. What is it, and what was the burden to pursue it? How did Gallagher decide who to bring to the table? Peter A. Persuitti: Within Gallagher, three different verticals are […]

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