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REPORTING vs. REPUTATION

The dangers of choosing an organization-centered response  By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris At a Christian school in West Texas, five employees were recently arrested and charged with ‘Failure to Report with Intent to Conceal’ after a teen reported he had been sexually assaulted on campus, by another student. Nine days later, four administrators from […]

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A church for the city

  With stained-glass windows and ornate pillars juxtaposing stained concrete and steel, Frontline Church’s downtown Oklahoma City location merges historical beauty with a modern renovated space for the community. By Carla Hinton • Photos by Marcus Wehmuller • Additional reporting by RaeAnn Slaybaugh The transition from house church living room to one of the most […]

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How functional design helps drive financing

When the term “engaging design” comes up, the financing part of the equation might seem unrelated.  Nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve been working in the church loan market, exclusively, for more than 16 years. I’ve known Bruce Woody, President and CEO of HH Architects, that entire time. Our organizations attend and sponsor […]

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All-in on A/V

The right system is essential to engagement. Here’s how to get it (in plain-English). Church Executive: How can a church leader know that the A/V system is falling short of its engagement potential?  David McCauley: Reaching 60-percent-more-active engagement is something I talk about often. Yes, this is a hard metric to measure; but I feel […]

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Engagement is for everyone!

An experienced church architect discusses what “engaging design” really means — and it’s a lot more than bricks-and-mortar Church Executive: The topic of “designing for maximum engagement” is top of mind for you and your team. Why? Bruce Woody: During COVID, there was such a period of disengagement. Church leaders demonstrated their flexibility by shifting […]

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MMBB Financial Services Presents: “Ask a Financial Planner”

  Join us on May 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern time for a Live Q&A session with our knowledgeable Financial Planning Specialists. The live webinar will provide you with an opportunity to submit general financial questions in real time!  Expert advice, live polls and more. MMBB’s mission is to serve you and we created this […]

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Pushpay #TogetherWe Road Trip

3 things I learned from hitting the road that can help your ministry By Shanda Boyett Everything Pushpay does is driven by its purpose to bring people together by strengthening community, connection, and belonging. What better way to live that mission than to hit the road for a weeklong tour of churches in the Houston, […]

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Church Mutual Celebrates 125th Anniversary

  Company sponsors “Secrets of Sacred Architecture” documentary in recognition of milestone This year marks the 125th anniversary of Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (a stock insurer)1. In recognition of the milestone, the company sponsored “Secrets of Sacred Architecture,” a documentary that will begin airing nationwide Monday, April 18, 2022, on PBS. Narrated by American actor, […]

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New findings on young Americans two years into the COVID-19 pandemic

Late last month, Springtide Research Institute released its The New Normal, Updated & Expanded: 10 Ways to Care for Gen Z in a Post-Pandemic World, the second installment of its investigation into the perspectives and experiences of young people during this COVID-19 pandemic. The report highlights survey findings from 1,796 young people ages 13-25. Consonant […]

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Digital hacks to continue community momentum post-Easter

By Brian Byersdorf Church leaders and attendees alike have noticed that worship attendance has changed with the COVID-19 pandemic, with 21% of churchgoers still substituting virtual attendance for in-person attendance. Even with lower COVID-19 cases, many churchgoers are finding they prefer to worship alone, and enjoy having a virtual option. While this departure from pre-pandemic […]

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