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Together We Advance: Pushpay’s ‘Church Tech Check’ assessment helps ministries evaluate and optimize their digital tools

This free assessment analyzes a church’s current technology usage, then provides scores, rankings, recommendations and resources to make achieving their mission easier. Most church leaders didn’t start in ministry because of a passion for technology. That’s what Pushpay’s here for — to help develop the digital tools and provide guidance to churches seeking to build […]

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How the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs help heal communities

When communities need support, Lutheran Church Charities lends a helping paw. By Dawn Bernatz At Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.1, we are privileged to work with amazing customers who support their communities and elevate the human condition. Lutheran Church Charities is a great example. After a tragedy, when a community’s need for support is especially […]

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Risk considerations for churches opening their doors for sanctuary

By Eric Spacek If your church is considering providing sanctuary to some of the immigrants who are entering into our country right now, you’re not alone — many churches and other mission-driven organizations have been pondering that, too. Here, Eric Spacek, Assistant Vice President — Risk Control with Church Mutual, answers a few of the […]

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Safer Church Services with UV Air Disinfection from UV Resources

By Joe Kalman When a congregant suggested that the Church of Foothills in Ventura, California, could quickly and affordably leverage the same UV disinfection technology as LAX International Airport, Louis Vigorita was immediately sold. It helped that the congregant was both a respected physician and public health researcher who was fresh from discovering the technology […]

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Project cost vs. building cost

By Rodney C. James Jesus said, For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to […]

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5 practical steps to care for a tired soul

By Dustin Manis In recent conversations with ministry leaders and pastors, I’ve noticed a consistent reality. They’re all unbelievably tired.   Many pastors and ministry leaders today are running on empty. Serving God. Serving others. Walking alongside people in life’s hardest moments. Burdened with impossible levels of responsibility and unrelenting “to-do” lists, they’re physically and spiritually […]

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An extension of care worth considering

  PHLYTRAC Vehicle Telematics Program gives dynamic insights into driver behavior, vehicle stats, and more to help churches lower the risk of driver-related accidents. Church Executive: Tell us about PHLYTRAC. Andrew Shockey: We officially launched PHLYTRAC in 2016, but it was the result of about 10 years of efforts prior to that. As with many […]

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BETTER TOGETHER: Why working with a team yields better building project results

A major building project is something typical pastors undertake only once or twice in their careers, if ever. Many potential pitfalls loom without the right guidance, and far too many pastors are essentially “flying blind” when they start out. It can even lead them to burnout … and leaving their churches behind. To this end, […]

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In for a penny, in for a pound

  By RaeAnn Slaybaugh After more than a decade meeting in a school, and then in a leased warehouse, Faith and Victory Church in Auburn, Wash. — a suburb of Seattle — was enjoying significant growth: 30 percent, year over year, for several years. The need for a more permanent (and suitable) church home was […]

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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND BACKGROUND CHECKS:

  How federal and state law is failing to protect children By Georgia McKnight Notwithstanding significant cultural and media focus, child sexual abuse crises continue to plague the Church and Christian ministries, with the attendant damage to children. Conservative studies indicate that one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually victimized […]

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