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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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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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