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Architecture & Design

CHURCH DESIGN TRENDS

CHURCH DESIGN TRENDS

Expert perspectives on emerging trends, outdated ones, and ministry-specific design movements

In Pursuit of Family-Friendly Church Design

In Pursuit of Family-Friendly Church Design

Expert advice — from the architects who envision these spaces and the church executives who recognized the need

The Architect as Partner

The Architect as Partner

Architects, pastors and a CFO talk about how to navigate -- or better yet, avoid -- the usual challenges of a church building project

CHURCH FACILITIES: Building & Construction

CHURCH FACILITIES: Building & Construction

Avoid cost overruns • An effective building process: 5 tenets • 5 facility "musts" for young families • 4 youth-friendly design ideas

Capital Stewardship & Generosity

GIVING MADE EASY

GIVING MADE EASY

How to choose the right platforms for your unique church — common mistakes, engaging first-time givers, considerations around congregational culture, and more

MAXIMIZING YEAR-END GIVING

MAXIMIZING YEAR-END GIVING

Strategies for using technology to encourage giving all year round

Sustained Giving Strategies

Sustained Giving Strategies

Tried-and-true advice for driving a predictable cash flow at your church

Make Giving Click

Make Giving Click

Expert advice for using technology to identify, engage & cultivate first-time givers

Church Management Software

GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR ChMS

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 to Drive Connection & Assimilation Using Church Management Software: Expert Advice

How to Drive Connection & Assimilation Using Church Management Software: Expert Advice

• What effective assimilation looks like • High tech for high touch • Shopping for a new ChMS? 10 questions

Church Transportation

Selecting the Right Bus for Your Church

Selecting the Right Bus for Your Church

How to make sure you get the best, safest bus for your most precious cargo

Data-Driven Ministry

TECH-DRIVEN CHURCH

TECH-DRIVEN CHURCH

We’ve all heard the church is “10 years behind” when it comes to technology. But what if it was on the cutting edge?

STAYING CONNECTED BEYOND SUNDAY

STAYING CONNECTED BEYOND SUNDAY

Tried-and-true strategies — plus, how technology can come alongside your best efforts

How Data Can Drive Better Ministry

How Data Can Drive Better Ministry

Your church management software is a treasure trove of actionable information … but only if you know how to mobilize it.

Finance

Church Financial Wellness

Church Financial Wellness

Debt management • Estate planning • Retirement • Compensation • Using credit responsibly • Emergency funds • Women & finances

Finances & Administration for Church Leaders

Finances & Administration for Church Leaders

• Planning for retirement • The clergy housing allowance • Negotiating compensation • Pastoral relations committees • Disability insurance • The social security outlook •…

Lifetime Learning

MAKING DISTANCE LEARNING WORK

MAKING DISTANCE LEARNING WORK

For busy pastors, it offers a flexible, efficient and cost-effective way to pursue an advanced degree. Here, five experts survey the landscape.

Equipping Pastors for Counseling

Equipping Pastors for Counseling

Church leaders are being called on to provide counseling for an ever-widening array of issues their members face. Are you prepared?

Leadership Development Options for Busy Church Leaders

Leadership Development Options for Busy Church Leaders

Which skills are most in-demand today — and how can you make this training work for you?

Advancements in MDiv & DMin Training

Advancements in MDiv & DMin Training

For busy full-time church leaders, an MDiv or DMin degree might seem out of reach. Here’s the reality.

Mission: Accomplished

ADRIENNE WILLICH & ELIZABETH SHAUGHNEY: How the Archdiocese of Washington standardized reporting for 139 parishes, 63 schools & 4,500 staff

ADRIENNE WILLICH & ELIZABETH SHAUGHNEY: How the Archdiocese of Washington standardized reporting for 139 parishes, 63 schools & 4,500 staff

Getting on the same software page presented a big challenge for one of the country’s most historically significant archdioceses. But, the transition was surprisingly seamless.

JOEL GUTHRIE: Harnessing tech trends to drive real-world engagement, growth

JOEL GUTHRIE: Harnessing tech trends to drive real-world engagement, growth

A church planting family. Worship and youth leader. Audio engineering student. Impressive tech marketing career. It all makes Guthrie the ideal Church Engagement Podcast host.

JEFF WILSON & SEVERNS VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH: A heart for the ministry of building & construction

JEFF WILSON & SEVERNS VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH: A heart for the ministry of building & construction

This huge project finished on time and under budget, all with an expanded scope. Here’s how.

TOM LUNAK & CALVARY CHAPEL FORT LAUDERDALE: An informed approach to refinancing drives church growth

TOM LUNAK & CALVARY CHAPEL FORT LAUDERDALE: An informed approach to refinancing drives church growth

When this large church's loan approached maturity a few years ago, Lunak knew exactly what to look for in a refinancing partner.

JOEL SIMS & WORD OF LIFE CHURCH: <I>Leading</I/> a legacy

JOEL SIMS & WORD OF LIFE CHURCH: Leading a legacy

With $29.4 million in building projects completed, Word of Life's story started with a late pastor’s vision and culminated with his son’s own unique legacy.

ON THE MONEY

ON THE MONEY

3 financial experts tackle church leaders' biggest challenges

Pastor-Friendly A/V

Pastor-Friendly Audio

Pastor-Friendly Audio

Choosing the best mic for your message • Are your wireless mics illegal? • The REAL cost of audio equipment • Training the tech team

Risk Management

ADVANCEMENTS IN VOLUNTEER SCREENING

ADVANCEMENTS IN VOLUNTEER SCREENING

Proven strategies to keep your people safe — from recognizing red flags to re-screening practices, cost considerations, and navigating potentially sensitive conversations

STOP SEXUAL ABUSE

STOP SEXUAL ABUSE

Child sexual abuse in ministry contexts: understanding the risk & devising an effective safety system

Protecting the Kids in Your Care

Protecting the Kids in Your Care

Expert advice for protecting the church’s children against sexual abuse and bullying — plus, how to mitigate internet-use risks

Disaster Recovery & Communications

Disaster Recovery & Communications

Practical, expert advice for a scary subject

Church Security & Surveillance

Church Security & Surveillance

Expert advice for helping to prevent — and, if necessary, respond to — a security emergency on your campus

Insurance Essentials

Insurance Essentials

4 tips for increased church childcare safety • How to prevent theft, fraud & embezzlement • Cyber security & your church

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