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Daniel Mikes joins Cass Commercial Bank as Senior Relationship Manager of its Faith Based East Division

  ST. LOUIS — Daniel Mikes has joined Cass Commercial Bank as senior relationship manager of its Faith Based East Division. Announcing the appointment was Brett Dempsey, senior vice president and director of the Faith Based East Division. Mikes brings to Cass nearly three decades of success in lending to faith-based organizations, with total loan placements exceeding […]

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Security in design for houses of worship

By John Kleberg and Patrick Maughan While it is essential to be prepared for and responsive to contemporary issues associated with deadly firearm incidents in houses of worship, such incidents are only part of daily concerns related to safety and security. In the 2017 National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) report for churches, synagogues, temples […]

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Selecting supplies distributors: it all comes down to value

By Gretchen Friedrich Recently, an Australian trade publication sent out a request for comments (RFC). The editors were preparing an article about one of the world’s largest online marketers entering the B2B sector. This means that instead of selling smartphones, shirts and watches as they have for years, this online giant is going to begin […]

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Cyberthreats: a new reality churches must protect against

By Andy Lott Cybercrime is a problem on the rise, impacting businesses and organizations worldwide. Accenture, a multinational digital services company, recently reported an 11% increase in security breaches since last year and a 67% increase in security breaches over the last five years. The cost of cybercrime to businesses and organizations was a collective […]

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Giving Tuesday Online Gifts to Churches Grow by 34% in 2019

Ministry Brands, a leading provider of church software and online giving, announced today a 34% increase in transactions and a 7% lift in gift size over last year, as processed through its platforms for the 2019 Giving Tuesday event. These significant increases reflect giving across all of the religious organizations combined that use Ministry Brands’ […]

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Getting the Most From Your ChMS

If you know how to maximize it, your system can fuel more effective outreach, streamline discipleship, inform expansion — and so much more. How can church management system (ChMS) data fuel better, more effective outreach efforts? Andy Jobst: Outreach is a vital initiative for the Church. Registered members of the congregation are the workers in […]

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The Top Church Executive Articles of 2019

By Skylar Griego As we start wrapping up the year and shopping for 2020 planners, now is a good time to look back on 2019 and see the big picture that’s formed throughout the year. At Church Executive, that means taking a look at which articles were most important to our readers. We cover a […]

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Transitioning from one church leader to the next

There are so many churches in America that have a long, proud history. Some houses of worship have been attended by generations of the same family, as much a part of a community’s history as the ancestors of the people living in it. Like all members of a community, churches grow and evolve, with members […]

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4 essentials to nurture your donors

Donor engagement essentials to create thriving communities By Troy Pollock Every season has its rhythms, and the year-end holidays are no different. As we embark on a season filled with family, traditions, vacations and generosity, it’s easy to get wrapped up in our to-do list. We have sermons to prep, parties to attend, school outings, […]

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Giving Made Easy

How to choose the right platforms for your unique church What common mistakes do you observe churches making as they introduce new giving options to their congregations? Are there resources or expertise you can offer to help them more effectively communicate the availability and use of these new giving options to church members?  Frazier: Often, […]

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