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“We’re all in this together”

How churches are uniquely positioned to pave a new way of worship throughout a global pandemic — and beyond By Kathryn McCormack The current status of the world is uncertainty and fear — but churches are in a unique position as people look to faith and hope to get them through this trying time. Moreover, […]

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Q&A: Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) 2020

Adapting to a pandemic with virtual, interactive learning Q&A with Ron Procopio, General Manager, Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX); Operations Manager for WFX, 2006-2010; Show Director for The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, 2012- 2019 How did CFX Expo come about? Ron Procopio: CFX came together as the stars aligning at the right […]

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When the mission field comes to you!

By Rodney C. James If you’ve ever lived and led through a renovation, expansion or building project in your church, you know how painful the process can be. But what if we viewed every project as a mission field opportunity? We all know building projects are noisy and inconvenient. There are piles of supplies everywhere […]

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The benefits of unitized accounting in managing long-term investment pools at churches

By Kip Meadows Most churches are set up well to handle the day-to-day business aspects of their operations. Otherwise, the doors could not open and welcome the congregants. It is the rare individual congregation, however, who’s well-equipped to handle long-term funds, either endowment gifts or retirement accounts, for personnel or other longer-term capital accounts. Even […]

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Religious schools get more access to state aid with Supreme Court’s Espinoza v. Montana ruling

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.  By a 5-4 vote, it ruled that the Montana Supreme Court had violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment when it struck down a Montana scholarship program because that program would have allowed scholarship aid for […]

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4 core values your church must address in our secular society

By Chad Vanderipe  Many churches are battling declining memberships and are being challenged in their ability to have a significant impact.    How can the Church go on the offensive to defend its significance and face an increasingly secular society? Consider strengthening these 4 core values to overcome stereotypes that might have hindered people from coming in your front door. #1: Strengthen […]

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Preparing houses of worship for hurricane season amidst a pandemic

By Guy A. Russ, MBA, CPCU, ARM The 2020 hurricane season is here, and agencies are predicting above average activity. This year’s season places worship facilities in a precarious position, serving community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic while often providing post-disaster support. Here, we tackle the challenges facing houses of worship in the coming months — […]

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A dream comes true: the vision of two

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Senior Pastor Mark Allen’s path to starting a church in Athens, Texas, began in 2005 — though it certainly wasn’t his plan. “Athens doesn’t need another church,” he laughs. “It’s an exaggeration, but I’ve heard people say there are about 12,000 people who live here and, like, 1,500 churches.” But, God had […]

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Stay cybersafe this summer

By Guy Russ Over the past few months, organizations have scrambled to reinvent their programs and activities for a virtual world in the face of COVID-19. With summer now upon us, and COVID-19 still with us, it’s time to take a hard look at the summer programs your organization offers for children. The Centers for […]

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Vanco introduces free app to connect faith-based communities

Market-leading provider of technology and payment solutions introduces virtual hub for connecting, planning and giving. As faith-based organizations had to quickly move online during COVID-19, they sought new tools to extend their ministry. Now, as they begin returning to in-person services, many organizations are realizing that online ministry represents an important extension of their mission […]

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