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Architecture & Design

How to Keep Your Design Within Budget

How to Keep Your Design Within Budget

How to avoid cost overruns; building the building team; keeping the timeline on track

Surveying the Church Design Landscape

Surveying the Church Design Landscape

The church trends we’re seeing today aren’t the same as 10 -- or even five -- years ago. An expert weighs in.

Capital Stewardship & Generosity

BEST PRACTICES FORUM: Fundraising & Generosity

BEST PRACTICES FORUM: Fundraising & Generosity

• Using giving data to strengthen your discipleship path • 6 ways to engage major donors • Engage churchgoers by incorporating giving technologies

Maximizing Generosity During the Christmas Season

Maximizing Generosity During the Christmas Season

3 experts share tried-and-true strategies

Intelligent Church Giving

Intelligent Church Giving

3 ways to engage Millennial givers; why creating a generous culture starts with the pastor; bridging the gap between the business office and the pastoral…

Fully Funded, FINALLY

Fully Funded, FINALLY

Fully funding the operating budget with digital giving; 5 surprising facts about church giving; growing giving by 372% over three years

Remote Roundtable: Maximizing Year-End Giving

Remote Roundtable: Maximizing Year-End Giving

How to enable cashless generosity; 4 steps to turn year-end donors into regular donors -- and much more

Church Cafés

Church Communication

Cloud-Based, Cost-Effective Church Communications

Cloud-Based, Cost-Effective Church Communications

Why moving your phone system to the cloud makes so much sense -- plus, member-, guest- and seeker-friendly strategies

Church Management Software

Facilities Management

Capital Planning for Churches

Capital Planning for Churches

Capital plans 101: what they are & why you need one -- plus, the spiritual benefits of capital planning

Faith-Based Travel

Fellowship & Outreach

Church Cafés

Church Cafés

How to create a cafe with purpose & run it successfully

Finance

Church Metrics Powered by Cloud Technology

Church Metrics Powered by Cloud Technology

What a 'metric' is, how to interpret it, and how it relates to ministry -- plus, the top 10 sustaining metrics for churches, defined

Using Data to Make Better Ministry Decisions

Using Data to Make Better Ministry Decisions

How innovative churches are making their decisions through data -- and how to enrich an empowered discipleship by leveraging technology

Metrics That Drive Sustainability

Metrics That Drive Sustainability

What gets measured, gets managed -- expert advice for understanding church metrics & making them work for better ministry

Finance & Lending Trends

Finance & Lending Trends

Religious institution financing truths (regardless of the lending climate) -- plus, a roadmap for successfully funding your new building ... and more!

Church Investment Solutions

Church Investment Solutions

Making the case for church investments; why good governance = good giving; the problem with managing cash

Financial Management for Christian Schools

Financial Management for Christian Schools

Best practices for starting a Christian school; navigating the process; 3 common "balancing acts" to be aware of

Church Financial Planning

Church Financial Planning

Decoding the refinancing process; borrowing vs. capital campaigns; facility repurposing pros & cons

Growing Your Ministry

HR & Staff Management

Administrative Best Practices for Church Leaders

Administrative Best Practices for Church Leaders

4 critical areas of focus: • Health insurance • Disaster relief • Retirement planning • Social Security

Employment Law Pitfalls

Employment Law Pitfalls

Your most pressing questions about wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination lawsuits in churches, answered

Church Hiring & Staff Management

Church Hiring & Staff Management

Leadership that goes the distance; 5 ways to recruit and retain the right people

Insurance

Leadership & Outreach

Board Governance

Board Governance

Congratulations! You’ve been asked to serve on your church’s board ... now what?

EXPERT Q&A: CHURCHES AS SAFE SPACES

EXPERT Q&A: CHURCHES AS SAFE SPACES

Understanding the ins and outs of the sanctuary movement for houses of worship

Lifetime Learning

Advancements in MDiv & DMin Training

Advancements in MDiv & DMin Training

How seminaries and universities are making graduate studies more accessible for busy full-time church leaders

Making Continuing Education Work for Busy Pastors

Making Continuing Education Work for Busy Pastors

Online & satellite MDiv, DMin options you should know about

Continuing Education (Presented by: Hood Theological Seminary)

Continuing Education (Presented by: Hood Theological Seminary)

The pursuit of advanced education: perspectives from full-time pastors -- plus, social relevance training

LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR PASTORS: A Remote Roundtable Discussion

LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR PASTORS: A Remote Roundtable Discussion

3 continuing education experts examine the most in-demand offerings -- plus, making them work with pastors’ demanding schedules

Profiles in Learning (Presented by: Ashland Theological Seminary)

Profiles in Learning (Presented by: Ashland Theological Seminary)

Flipping the script on seminary study: a uniquely residential -- and communal -- option

Continuing Education (Presented by: Regent University)

Continuing Education (Presented by: Regent University)

Seminary students details their paths to the right study options for them

Continuing Education (Presented by: Villanova University)

Continuing Education (Presented by: Villanova University)

Management skills for more effective ministry; make time for pastoral education; online options for busy pastors

Mission: Accomplished

SHANE WARREN & THE ASSEMBLY: A (construction) course correction

SHANE WARREN & THE ASSEMBLY: A (construction) course correction

After facing many pastors’ worst nightmare — essentially ‘starting over’ on a $15-million building project — the result is even better than imagined.

BOB CHURCH & SAGEBRUSH CHURCH: Funding expansion with fluidity, familiarity

BOB CHURCH & SAGEBRUSH CHURCH: Funding expansion with fluidity, familiarity

Eleven years of "explosive" growth at Sagebrush has created a need for creative, flexible lending options.

GARY HAMRICK & CORNERSTONE CHAPEL: Make yourself at home

GARY HAMRICK & CORNERSTONE CHAPEL: Make yourself at home

The path to Cornerstone Chapel's new home -- a 108,000-square-foot, ski lodge-style facility on the outskirts of Washington, DC -- wasn't without a few bumps

RICK LORIMER & CHRIST PLACE CHURCH: Beating the construction budget -- and exceeding expectations

RICK LORIMER & CHRIST PLACE CHURCH: Beating the construction budget -- and exceeding expectations

How transparency, ministry experience, integrity -- and a lot of patience! -- delivered a $7.2-million church construction project under budget

RICK HOLLIDAY & NORTH POINT: Technology + engagement = growth

RICK HOLLIDAY & NORTH POINT: Technology + engagement = growth

Examining the 4-step engagement process at one of America's largest and fastest-growing churches

RISE FROM THE ASHES

RISE FROM THE ASHES

How historic First Baptist Church Magee rebuilt -- better than ever -- after a $2-million fire

JASON HAYES: Creating a Culture of Generosity in a Church Plant -- Shoreline Church

JASON HAYES: Creating a Culture of Generosity in a Church Plant -- Shoreline Church

How data & analytics drove a $635,000 one-day offering and laid the foundation for generosity

Multisite Church Management

Pastor-Friendly A/V

Pastor-Friendly A/V Integration

Pastor-Friendly A/V Integration

Technology is one of your biggest line items -- so, choose wisely

Pastor-Friendly Microphones

Pastor-Friendly Microphones

Pro tips for miking instruments; picking the pastor's mic; mic handling do's & don'ts -- and more

Pastor-Friendly Sound Systems (Volume 2)

Pastor-Friendly Sound Systems (Volume 2)

Delivering old-world sound in a modern sanctuary; outdoor sanctuary audio; discrete sound elements

Pastor-Friendly Sound Systems

Pastor-Friendly Sound Systems

Know your system component options; specifying a church sound system; making the case for a sound consultant -- and more

Risk Management

Keeping Kids Safe & Secure

Keeping Kids Safe & Secure

Experts in the fields of risk management and background checks share best practices for the care of children within the church

Never Again: Beyond Insurance (Volume 3)

Never Again: Beyond Insurance (Volume 3)

How to protect your church when enlisting outside providers; overseeing youth; a 6-step process to moving "beyond insurance"

Saved by the Sensor!

Saved by the Sensor!

5 tech experts explain (in plain English) how these little, easy-to-install innovations can save your church's life -- or, at the very least, its budget

When Children Are at Risk

When Children Are at Risk

What makes churches targets for sexual abuse risks -- plus, expert screening, background check and check-in / check-out processes

Protecting the Church's Children

Protecting the Church's Children

How location, culture and human predilection can weaken the systems designed to protect youth in your church's care -- and what you can do about…

Never Again: Beyond Insurance (Volume 2)

Never Again: Beyond Insurance (Volume 2)

Risk management strategies for volunteer labor -- plus, risk avoidance, risk retention & risk control

Never Again (Volume 1)

Never Again (Volume 1)

Defining "risk control"; preventing sexual misconduct; balancing religious freedom and employment rights ... and much more

Signage

Transportation

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