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Architecture & Design

LEADING OR LAGGING?

LEADING OR LAGGING?

Architects and pastors discuss what makes a church’s design relevant & appealing to current expectations

ENSURING AN ENGAGING CHURCHGOING EXPERIENCE -- <i>BY DESIGN</i/>

ENSURING AN ENGAGING CHURCHGOING EXPERIENCE -- BY DESIGN

It requires thoughtful facility design, of course. But, considerations around worship technology, security & surveillance, and even financing are also crucial.

CHURCH DESIGN TRENDS

CHURCH DESIGN TRENDS

Expert perspectives on emerging trends, outdated ones, and ministry-specific design movements

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

Q&A: ADVANCEMENTS IN DIGITAL GIVING

Q&A: ADVANCEMENTS IN DIGITAL GIVING

The rise of donor development tools — and what it means for your church’s generosity efforts

DONOR ENGAGEMENT HANDBOOK

DONOR ENGAGEMENT HANDBOOK

Ways to nurture your community and inspire 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

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.

Data-Driven Ministry

Q&A: ADVANCEMENTS IN DIGITAL GIVING

Q&A: ADVANCEMENTS IN DIGITAL GIVING

The rise of donor development tools — and what it means for your church’s generosity efforts

TECH-DRIVEN CHURCH

TECH-DRIVEN CHURCH

What if the Church was on the cutting edge of technology? • Challenging lack of innovation, fear of change • The future of church tech

STAYING CONNECTED BEYOND SUNDAY

STAYING CONNECTED BEYOND SUNDAY

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

Finance

Church Financial Wellness

Church Financial Wellness

Debt management • Estate planning • Retirement • Compensation • Responsible credit use • Emergency funds • Women & finances • Credit repair

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?

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

CARBONDALE ASSEMBLY: HERITAGE LIVES HERE

CARBONDALE ASSEMBLY: HERITAGE LIVES HERE

When a tornado destroyed their church, father-daughter pastors Phil & Sarah Taylor enlisted a pastor’s son/2nd-generation church builder to help start over

MATT KAUTZKY & BLACKHAWK CHURCH:

MATT KAUTZKY & BLACKHAWK CHURCH:

Spanning 130,000+ square feet, Blackhawk Church transitioned from a (scraps of) paper-based facilities management system to an intuitive platform — all with zero downtime.

ADRIENNE WILLICH & ELIZABETH SHAUGHNEY:

ADRIENNE WILLICH & ELIZABETH SHAUGHNEY:

How the Archdiocese of Washington standardized reporting for 139 parishes, 63 schools & 4,500 staff

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.

Pastor-Friendly A/V

ENSURING AN ENGAGING CHURCHGOING EXPERIENCE — THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

ENSURING AN ENGAGING CHURCHGOING EXPERIENCE — THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Professional and pastoral perspectives: AUDIO, VIDEO, LIGHTING, ACOUSTICS • WAY FINDING & DIGITAL SIGNAGE • SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE

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 CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

STOP CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Understanding the risk • Prevention: an effective safety system • Recommended screening practices • Criminal background checks -- NOT a 'silver bullet'

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

Insurance Essentials

Insurance Essentials

4 tips for childcare safety • How to prevent theft, fraud & embezzlement • Cyber security • 3 potential threats as your church expands

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