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    10 commandments for productive church meetings
    By Deborah Ike
    Meetings, often justifiably, get a bad reputation for being a waste of time. That doesn't have to be the case. In fact, a meeting can be a productive and effective tool for accomplishing ministry endeavors. That's not going to happen by accident, though. It requires planning and follow-up. To help your team have more effective meetings, here are my 10 commandments for productive meetings.
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    Upcoming TeleWeb: Fraud Happened. Now What?
    The Church Network
    Many churches expect fraud will never happen to them and are caught off guard when it does. Fundamentally, fraud is a symptom of the fallen human heart, so all churches are exposed to the risk. Even Jesus’ ministry was a victim of fraud (John 12:1-6). Unfortunately, the Church has a long history of fraud as evidenced by Biblical accounts, by two thousand years of Church history, and by headlines in today’s news. Fraud can occur within any church.

    Join Nathan D. Salsbery, CPA, for a one hour webinar on Thursday, July 30 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. CT, where he will present practical steps to take when an organization is victimized by fraud.

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    Looking to get published this year?
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    In an effort to enhance the overall content of The Church Network Weekly Update, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of The Church Network, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field! Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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    How to grow your church: Get better at what you do
    Christian Today
    Churches grow by being better at what they do, not by a laser-like focus on numbers, according to a Church of England expert. It's a perception that has helped to turn the CofE round from sharp decline to a position where on many measures it is actually growing again.
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    4 communication methods to reach multiple generations each week
    Church Tech Today
    The multi-generational nature of our churches means church staff has to utilize different methods of communication in order to synchronize people with the vision, mission, and events of the church. Here are four of the communication methods churches can use to reach multiple generations each week.
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    The ACA Patient-Centered Outcomes Research institute fee
    Managing Your Church
    With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, some issuers of specified health insurance policies and plan sponsors of applicable self-insured health plans are required to pay a fee that helps fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
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    Key strategies for engaging millennials in the workplace
    By Betty Boyd
    Millennials are our future in the workplace. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, millennials are the fastest-growing generation the workplace today. This group of adults ranging in ages from 18 to 35 in 2015 has surpassed Generation X in the workforce. Millennials are the most diverse generation, as well as optimistic and achievement-oriented, and the most educated generation in U.S. history. How can an organization use this to its advantage?
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      6 Effective Principles Of Portability

    Whether you are a new multi-site campus or church launch, being portable gives you a chance to connect well with your communities. Whether this is your first or fifteenth plant, there are key principles to help keep your team focused on people. Read and apply these to your portable church!
     


    The condensed guide to running meetings
    Harvard Business Review
    We love to hate meetings. And with good reason — they clog up our days, making it hard to get work done in the gaps, and so many feel like a waste of time. There's plenty of advice out there on how to stop spending so much time in meetings or make better use of the time, but does it hold up in reality? Can you really make meetings more effective and regain control of your calendar?
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    The smartest way to take a vacation
    The Wall Street Journal
    Should you take a brief vacation, or a weekslong excursion? Go somewhere new, or relax at the family beach house? Psychologists and researchers have been studying how to create an ideal vacation that boosts our well-being, relieves stress that can impact our health, and helps us recharge for returning to work. Some conclusions: Longer vacations aren’t necessarily better than shorter ones. Engage in activities you haven’t done before, even if you’re at home on a staycation. And end a trip on a high note.
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    Denver church's security efforts highlight new reality
    The New York Times
    Armed guards, security patrols and surveillance cameras — at the Potter’s House of Denver, they are just another part of Sunday services, like prayer, psalms and sermons. Much of the security effort is hidden so it does not interfere with worship, but church leaders insist that the military-style protocols are necessary.
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    Higher calling, lower wages: The vanishing of the middle-class clergy
    The Atlantic
    Justin Barringer’s a seminary grad, an author and book editor, and a former missionary to China and Greece. Unable to secure a full-time salaried church position, he splits his time among three jobs, working as a freelance editor, an employee at a nonprofit for the homeless, and a part-time assistant pastor at a United Methodist Church. “I am not mad at the church,” Barringer says. “However, I wish someone had advised me against taking on so much debt in order to be trained for ministry.” Barringer’s story is becoming increasingly typical as Protestant churches nationwide cut back on full-time, salaried positions.
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    Growth Opportunity... Multi-site vs. Multi-venue
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    Excitement of a growing church can quickly turn to frustration as growth constraints can limit the momentum curve leaving leadership teams with a difficult decision, how to best facilitate future growth: add more services, start/add a satellite campus, build bigger…MORE
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    Link between religiosity, good health debunked
    Pacific Standard Magazine
    Religious devotion, as news reports constantly remind us, can inspire everything from empathy for the poor to horrific violence. But whatever its impact on society, divine belief has widely been seen as beneficial to individuals, as it has also consistently been linked with better-than-average mental and physical health. Newly published research from Germany strongly challenges that latter contention. After examining data from 59 countries, University of Cologne psychologist Olga Stavrova concludes that "the health and longevity benefits of religiosity are restricted to highly religious regions."
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    Oldest Bible text since Dead Sea Scrolls deciphered
    Charisma News
    Israeli archaeologists said on Monday, July 20, they had discerned biblical writing on a charred 1,500-year-old parchment with the help of digital imaging and described the text as the oldest found since the Dead Sea Scrolls. U.S. and Israeli researchers made the discovery using advanced medical and digital technology to examine the object, first unearthed 45 years ago when then-standard forensics could not decipher any script on the scroll.
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    School district fined $7,500 after pastor prays at event
    Christian Headlines
    A Mississippi public school district has been fined $7,500 after a minister prayed during a district-wide honors assembly. The U.S. Federal District Court said the Rankin County School District violated a 2013 court settlement that ordered the district to stop “proselytizing Christianity.”
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    6 effective ways to change your employees' behavior
    Inc.
    Every so often, your employees' productivity will wane and they will pick up some bad habits. As a leader, you need to find effective ways to change their behavior. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done. Below, check out the six most important methods leaders should adopt if they want to drive change in their employees' actions.
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    How to know if you can trust your gut instinct as a leader
    Church Leaders
    You have a gut instinct about almost everything that comes across your radar. Before you even say anything out loud, often you have an intuitive sense of whether you should move ahead or not, whether you should jump in or step back, or whether someone is trustworthy or not. The question is, how do you know if you can trust your gut reaction as a leader?
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    TouchPoint exists to help you move believers in Jesus to maturity in ministry—giving you the tools to keep you engaged and connected to your community. TouchPoint also focuses on the tools that make communication with church members easier as well as providing smooth online registrations and tracking for events, online giving, and more.
     


    The importance of open discussion in leadership
    Small Business Trends
    When you tell someone that you welcome a discussion but it isn’t going to change your mind, you are really saying — don’t bother. The impact this policy can have on an organization can be significant. Whenever you send a mixed message, you run the risk that people will tune out. They’ll lose that feeling of commitment to the mission. Leaders get the best results for their organizations when they are open to ideas and suggestions; when they realize they aren’t the only ones with the good ideas. The more we can encourage input from others, the better off we will be.
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