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The Ultimate DIY Guide To Mobile Church Equipment

The Ultimate DIY Guide To Mobile Church Solutions

It doesn’t have to cost you 25 grand or more to put together a mobile church setup. (That is what one company was charging for their smallest system.) It just takes knowing what equipment you need and where to get it.
Hiring practices

Church Hiring Practices vs Software Platform Policies

Many IT solution providers require churches and ministries to certify that they do not discriminate in their employment or hiring practices as a condition of qualifying for a donation from that provider in the form of a heavily discounted charity license.
hiring red flags

8 Hiring Red Flags for New Church Staff

in recent years, churches and recruiting firms have developed a keen sense of hiring red flags during the recruiting process that relate to whether a candidate is a good fit for your church or not.
church policies

4 Reasons I Hate Church Policies

When I got to one job church we had a church policy – voted on by the church in a business meeting at some point – on folded chairs.
chms

8 Reasons Why Your ChMS Isn’t Working

When your ChMS isn’t aligned with your ministry processes, you are limited in your ability to stay connected between Sundays.
effective-church-administration

14 Principles Of Effective Church Administration

Dr. Dwight Riddick's remark was “Operate the church like a business? Yes, but elevate that. Operate the church like the Bible says.  Good businesses get their ideas from the Bible. If the church does good Bible, it will do good business.” That's effective church administration.
church finance

5 Mistakes Pastors Make with Church Finances

Should pastors be involved in church finances? Working with different churches over the years, I’ve seen lots of approaches and believe there are the five primary church finance mistakes pastors make.
pastoral-skills

3 Places Your Pastoral Skills Must Be at Least Average

You must be at least average in these important pastoral skills or those weaknesses will overshadow your strengths.
churchfinancialreport

How to Share Your Church Financial Report With the Congregation

Like any family, the church needs money to take care of its members and to do its job with a church financial report to congregation.
church-collection-plate

Post COVID-19: Is the Church Collection Plate a Thing of the Past?

Long before the pandemic hit, many churches in America had already shifted to online giving, so when the lockdown began, the lack of physical attendance had little impact on their donations. What is happening to the church collection plate?
church buildings

Jesus Never Told Us to Fill Church Buildings

Jesus didn’t tell us to “work really hard to gather people into large crowds to fill up your church buildings. Then I’ll know that you love me.”
are pastors mandated reporters

Are Pastors Mandated Reporters Regarding Child Abuse?

Are pastors mandated reporters regarding child abuse? The laws vary by state, and some states are even in the process of changing their laws. Here's what you need to know if you work in a church.
social media guidelines

Does YOUR Church Have Social Media Guidelines (You Should!)

Do you have social media guidelines for your church/staff? You should. Unfortunately, as this is such new territory for churches, few do.
recover from burnout

You Can Recover From Burnout: 12 Keys to Finding Your New Normal

To recover from burnout and overwhelm, you need better patterns, not just a better attitude.
getting things done

5 GTD Apps to Simplify Your Processes

“Getting Things Done” isn’t about being superhuman. It’s about having the right tools and using them effectively. With GTD apps, it’s more Batman than Superman.
church administration

7 Skills for Effective Church Administration

I believe there are some helpful skills for those who want to lead in church administration to not only care for and disciple the people in the church now, but actually grow and be healthy at the same time
Creating a Church Annual Report For Your Church

Creating a Church Annual Report

If your church's fiscal year ends this summer, it’s almost that time of year again. Time to create your church annual report.
Hiring a Children's Ministry Director

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Children’s Ministry Director

The children's ministry director is one of the most critical hires you can make. Here are great questions to use when hiring your children's ministry director.
church performance

Here’s the Data on Church Performance During the Pandemic

Christianity Today compiled survey statistics from Associated Press, Pew Research, and the American Family Survey, asking people their opinions on church performance during the pandemic. 
church administration

4 Critical Roles of Church Administration

Church administration is the place where the church demonstrates the gospel message and priorities. Church administration is where the church walks the walk in a way that supports the gospel talk.

Cathedral to Replace Confederate Windows With Stained Glass Reflecting Black Life

Four years after the Washington National Cathedral removed windows depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, the windows will be filled with work by artist Kerry James Marshall related to racial justice.

Ann Voskamp: What We Are Missing in God’s Vision for Hospitality

"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."

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