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House passes church-funding bill
Associated Baptist Press
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill Feb. 13 to allow houses of worship damaged by Hurricane Sandy to receive disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, despite warnings by advocacy groups that the measure flouts the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state.
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5 questions all pastors should ask about generosity
By Alan Wildes, exclusively for the NACBA Weekly Update
I am like most people during the month of January. I look back on the previous year and reflect on the good, the not so good, the accomplishments and the things that need improving. Churches and pastors do as well. As we move into 2013, I have five questions I think pastors should ask themselves as it pertains to giving and generosity. These are questions pastors should be asking all of the time, but the beginning of the new year is an especially effective time to do so.
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Why people work harder on problems than they need to
Business Insider
In virtually every business, organization, or family in the world today, people are doing their best to solve problems. And that’s admirable. Yet, most are working way harder than they should.

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What will multisite look like in 2013?
Worship Facilities
The multisite strategy has proven to be an effective vehicle for outreach, volunteer mobilization, leadership development and regional impact. During 2013 we’ll continue to see an increase in multisite church mergers, Internet online campuses, international expansion of campuses, and more.

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Why you shouldn't dread an audit
Church Executive Magazine
There are many reasons why an organization might have a financial audit. Whether it’s to comply with debt covenants, satisfy an accreditation or membership requirement, or provide an accountability tool and best practice, most people would agree that the audit process can seem painful.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


Americans strongly against proposed charity deduction cap
Church Leaders
Results of a recent national study conducted by Dunham and Company show the American public is strongly against the proposed cap on charitable deductions. Sixty-one percent of Americans polled feel strongly against capping current tax reductions. Nine percent strongly disagree. Only 20 percent believe such caps will help America's national debt.
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Are designated gifts for individuals tax deductible?
Managing Your Church
It's a common scenario at local churches across the country: A member faces a significant medical condition, racking up major debt in the process. Others at the church learn of this challenge and wish to help. Can they donate to the church, designate their gifts for that member and still receive tax deductions for the contributions?
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What are your nonprofit donors looking for?
The Christian Post
For the most part, they are silent and faceless, but the people who give to your nonprofit do indeed have feelings. Yes, that pesky little thing that most men hate to talk about, and most women need stroked to move them to any decision. And face it, men may have most of the money, but it is women that make the lion share of decisions about giving. Not only that, but they also make the effort to make it happen.
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CHURCH TRENDS


Church youth become philanthropists
Faith and Leadership
Church youth are often called upon to help others — they may go on mission trips, serve meals at a community kitchen or tutor other students. But at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Conn., such direct service has been augmented by a different kind of generosity: philanthropy. Thirteen teens are learning to run a small foundation — the St. Mark's Youth Philanthropy Guild — and in the process are living out the Christian mission of serving the poor.
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How could flipped classrooms be applied to churches?
Church Mag
Imagine that instead of coming to church, listening to a sermon ending with a few questions that no one talks about, the congregation listened to the sermon before coming. Once they turn up to the meeting, everyone discussed the implications for themselves, prayed for each other and perhaps, even, left the church building and put their ideas into action.
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TECHNOLOGY


Megachurches unite with Broadway and NFL against common threat
Gleanings
Google and other tech firms are going head-to-head with churches over the use of wireless microphones — but churches have some unlikely partners on their side: Broadway producers and the National Football League. According to the Wall Street Journal, congregations at some of the nation's largest megachurches could be forced to endure "scratchy audio" if the Federal Communications Commission redistributes the airwaves used by wireless microphones.
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FACILITIES


How do you protect your church property from fire?
United Methodist News Service
During the past nine months, fire destroyed or damaged more than a dozen United Methodist church properties across the United States. Arson was the cause of at least five fires. The insured property value ranged from $10,000 to $3.3 million, but several churches lacked adequate insurance to cover full replacement costs. This is the last in a series reporting on the damage from those fires, the response to the affected congregations and what churches can do to protect themselves.
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Dallas megachurch to open $130 million campus in March
The Christian Post
Congregants of the First Baptist Church of Dallas will be praising God in a gleaming $130 million facility come Easter Sunday, March 31, when the church opens its new state-of-the-art campus after nearly two years under construction. The church, led by Pastor Robert Jeffress, will complete the largest church building campaign in modern history.
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LEADERSHIP


Why high stress breeds the best leaders
Inc.
We tend to think of stress, competition and adversity in a negative way. If you have no aspirations or happen to live in Utopia, you might get away with that. But if you want to go places in the real world, you'd better learn to embrace those concepts. All the greats know one thing: Nothing prepares future leaders better than learning to survive and thrive under adverse conditions.
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Building trust for effective team ministry
Lewis Center for Church Leadership
Trust is probably the most oft-mentioned and common ingredient within great ministry teams. Experts from all fields of team building agree on this essential. All team values have their roots in trust or team trust. For example, honesty is an essential team value, but on what is it founded? It is founded on trust. But how is trust developed? Where does it come from? How can it be nurtured?
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Why 'executive decisions' are rarely that anymore
Church Central
It's hard to find an "exec" these days — well, at least not like when powerful men and women made powerful decisions. You know, folks like Henry Ford and Andrew Carnegie. Somewhere along the way that style seems to have lost its popularity, particularly in churches. Maybe it's a good thing — the jury is still out.
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How to neutralize a meeting tyrant
Fortune
A minority of people do a majority of the talking at most work meetings. This problem is known as the uneven communication problem. How can teams and team leaders deal with the uneven communication problem? Admonishing people to be brief, let others talk or simply to monitor themselves is ineffective. To neutralize the dominant personalities in any group try these three techniques: brainwriting, nominal group technique and cyberstorming.
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