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Gathering again in 2022

  As ministries all over the world look to resume in-person meetings and conventions, after the last two years, it feels important to ask whether events like these are truly necessary. Is there benefit in the gathering? Is it worth the cost, time, and effort? We believe the answer is a resounding “Yes.” Why Do […]

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Bishop Derek Grier invites faith leaders to ‘DC Talks’ to discuss ongoing racial issues

Banquet and ongoing ‘Let’s Talk’ conversations give participants chance to be heard, brainstorm solutions. Based on the biblical admonition in Malachi 3:16 that “those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard,” Bishop Derek Grier of Grace Church in northern Virginia is inviting pastors and faith leaders from across […]

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Brotherhood Mutual Foundation initiates the Kingdom Advancing Grant to award up to $100,000 to Innovative Church Programs

  In support of Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company’s mission to serve America’s churches so they can focus on building the Kingdom, a new granting opportunity has been funded through the Brotherhood Mutual FoundationSM. The Kingdom Advancing GrantSM will be awarded to innovative Christian church programs that are transforming local communities through ministry. The goal is […]

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The Church — Neither a Victim nor an Accessory Be

There is a different kind of global epidemic that we are facing as the Church about which no one wants to talk. Sex trafficking and exploitation is happening everywhere, even in our own backyards, and its root cause — childhood sexual abuse — is rampant. One out of three girls and one out of five […]

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The Church has benefited from Facebook. But should we embrace Zuckerberg’s Metaverse?

By Dr Pete Phillips Is the recent Facebook rebrand a business decision to distance themselves from bad publicity, or a genuine response to what Mark Zuckerberg sees as the future of the internet? And what exactly is a metaverse anyway? In the last few months, Facebook has become embroiled in a number of problems around […]

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Together We Build Community

Pushpay and The Potter’s House helped the children of incarcerated parents enjoy a festive holiday season  The Potter’s House is a non-denominational church in Fort Worth, Texas with 2,000 members. They work together all year round to help others in the community and across the world feel the love of Christ. But during the holiday […]

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Fight Porn in Your Church  

Porn is devouring Christians. It’s consuming them in secrecy and shame–and too many churches are doing nothing about it. So, what should concerned pastors and ministry leaders do?   Every week, after the last chorus and closing prayer, large numbers of churchgoers are heading home for a porn binge. People in the pews — men, women, children, young and old […]

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Following up on Carson v. Makin

A key First Amendment case progresses; addresses government funding for churches and church schools Church Executive has been following the recent string of Supreme Court cases which are sorting out the First Amendment guardrails defining the extent to which church schools and other church-affiliates are entitled to participate in government tuition and other subsidy programs. […]

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Two Congregations Receive 2020 Widow’s Mite Award

In partnership with American Baptist Churches USA, MMBB Financial Services is honored to present the 2020 Widow’s Mite Award to two outstanding churches for their extraordinary efforts; Parkchester Baptist Church, Bronx, New York and First Baptist Church, Mattoon, Illinois.  These congregations were chosen for their tireless effort and steadfast commitment to their communities and to […]

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MMBB Awarded Grant of $500,000 by Lilly Endowment Inc.

  MMBB Financial Services is pleased to announce they have been awarded a grant of $500,000 by Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its continued support for MMBB’s Financial Wellness for Pastoral Leaders and their Congregations initiative. As with all the financial education programs at MMBB, our goal is to improve the financial health of […]

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