NACBA Introduces the NACBA Weekly Update to Keep Church Administrative Leaders Informed|
With new technologies, new procedures and new operational strategies, the Christian administration community is continually evolving. To that end, the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA) has launched the new NACBA Weekly Update, an opt-in e-mail resource providing comprehensive weekly news briefings of the week's top stories.
Each edition of the NACBA Weekly Update contains articles gathered from an expansive list of sources, including The Associated Press, The New York Times, Financial Times and leading Christian publications. Professionals from the field will also contribute timely news and information "just in time" for leaders to stay on the cutting edge of church leadership. Beginning this Friday, the NACBA Weekly Update will be delivered to the inboxes of NACBA members and non-members alike, keeping church leaders abreast of topics that impact the daily operation of their churches.
The NACBA Weekly Update is a great way to keep informed. The electronic publication can be easily read in your office, home, or via your mobile phone or PDA.
"The launch of the new NACBA Weekly Update further demonstrates our commitment to deliver the most pertinent news and information to the church administration community," said Simeon May, NACBA's chief executive officer. "We look forward to providing our members and other church leaders with a continuous briefing of the church administration environment so they remain informed of current events and practices that shape their ministries."
Want to see more? Here are some examples of the articles that would appear in the NACBA Weekly Update.
Planning for Attack is Concern for Churches of All Sizes
from the Western Recorder
One day after a shooter killed two sisters at Colorado's New Life Church, Pastor Brady Boyd told reporters the church had become a target because of its size and notoriety. More
Scottsdale Pastors, Residents Climb Kilimanjaro
from AZ Central
Two Scottsdale (Ariz.) Bible Church pastors managed to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's highest freestanding mountain at 19,341 feet, in Tanzania, Africa. The pastors joined four other hikers to help raise almost $100,000 for two church-built and sponsored schools in Kondoa and Maasai, Tanzanian villages. More
Tips for Visitor Surveys that Work to Improve a Church's Welcome
from Church Central
Is your church really welcoming to new people? What do visitors think of the worship service? The preaching? The children's ministry? If only you could get into a first-time visitor's head. You can! More
from the South Bend Tribune
A spiritually dynamic invasion transforms lives on Thursday evenings at Crossroads Christian Center in LaPorte, Ind.. Teens are clearly filled with anticipation when they arrive. More
Colleges Help Church Staff Manage Finances
from the Springfield News-Leader
Many U.S. churches have been victims of embezzlement over the years, reflecting not just moral weakness on the part of the wrongdoers, but lax financial controls. Now, some colleges are hoping to prevent such faith-shattering abuses by offering programs devoted specifically to managing church finances and personnel. More
Churches Trying to Retain Teens
from Tuscaloosa News
The kids at Highland Park Baptist Church flock to Jeff Eddie, literally surrounding him with hugs and requests for his undivided attention. As the full-time children's minister at the church in Muscle Shoals, he's in demand with the tween set. It's his job to plan programs and activities that appeal to them, keep them entertained and, maybe, teach them a thing or two about the Bible. More
NFL Reverses Call On Church Parties
from The Washington Post
The NFL, which found itself on the receiving end of protests and controversy after it objected to churches showing the Super Bowl on big-screen televisions, has reversed course and will now permit the viewings. More