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Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships offers new guide for H1N1 flu
Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships    Share   
The Partnership Center is proud to bring to you, H1N1 Flu: A Guide for Community & Faith-based Organizations. This guide provides specific action steps that community and faith-based organizations can take to help keep communities healthy during flu season. You and your organization are crucial leaders and resources in your community, and essential partners in comprehensive state and local flu response. More
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See You at the Pole marks 20 years of school prayer
Charisma Magazine    Share   
Some 2 million students were expected to gather around their school flagpoles Wednesday morning for the 20th annual See You at the Pole event. Youth from elementary age through college prayed for their schools, communities and nation at student-led events that leaders hope will serve as a springboard for a national spiritual awakening. More
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Historic church finds new energy in missions commitment
Associated Baptist Press    Share   
When churches fall on hard economic times, some congregations reduce the amount they give to missions. A Kentucky Baptist pastor believes they should do the opposite. “I think churches are in a survival mentality right now, and it is harming the spread of the gospel,” said David Hinson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Frankfort, Ky. More
Why you should take the initiative to drive change in your ministry or church
Ministry Marketing Coach    Share   
The need for change in ministries and churches has never been greater and can be felt at multiple levels. Yet ministry leaders often feel stuck in neutral, or worse, like they’re moving backwards. To remain healthy, every ministry or church should pursue at least some level of change at any given time. Only that which is transformational and redemptive in nature will last for eternity. More
Do more with less
Even in a weak economy, churches can still maximize their ministry with wise budgeting – even when faced with reduced contribution levels. The key is wise budgeting. For more information and stewardship advice download the ACS ministry guide Setting the Stage for Good Stewardship. DOWNLOAD
Seattle church has triplets
The Christian Post    Share   
A fast-growing church in Seattle that's popular with the twentysomething crowd launched three new campuses on the same day. Mars Hill Church drew hundreds of people to its new worship sites in Albuquerque, N.M.; Federal Way, Wash.; and at the University of Washington on Sunday. The added sites bring the total to ten campuses for the more than 7,000-member church, which first went multi-site in 2006. More
Survey: Number of female senior pastors doubles in 10 years
Religion News Service via USA Today Share   
One in 10 U.S. churches employs a woman as senior pastor, double the percentage from a decade ago, according to a new survey by the Barna Group. Most of the women – 58 percent -- work in mainline Protestant churches, such as the United Methodist Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Episcopal Church; only 23 percent of male senior pastors are affiliated with mainline churches, the survey said. More
You're welcome: Greeters, ushers serve crucial role
UM Portal    Share   
As more churches seek to become more welcoming, they are turning attention to the tasks of ushering and greeting teams. Typically, greeters and ushers make the first and last contact with each worshipper on Sunday morning. More
Church attendance declining -- but not for those with more dynamic approaches
Orlando Sentinel    Share   
The First Baptist Church of Union Park and the First Baptist Oviedo are located only 14 minutes apart, but they represent two extremes of a recent study that shows both widespread decline among American churches and instances of astonishing growth and vitality. Many tradition-bound churches are struggling to attract new members and pay their bills, while a smaller group of churches has discovered prosperity by embracing change and attracting younger members. More
Religious groups offer financial guidance, too
Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Share   
Navigating through layoffs, income losses, foreclosures and general stress related to the two-year economic downturn, countless thousands have turned to faith-based institutions for both prayer and practical advice. Whether the church is the appropriate platform for conversations about 401(k)s, loan modifications and credit counseling isn’t debatable, they say. More
Churches get in the driver's seat with reliable alternative
Church Executive Magazine    Share   
Looking at the cost of a brand new bus which includes taxes, yearly maintenance, insurance and fuel, it may seem that the amount of money the church has budgeted for a new bus barely scratches the surface. However, a quality used bus will meet the needs of the congregation without causing a serious deficit in your overall budget. Following a few simple guidelines will insure that your church will find what it needs. More
How to decode your church's unique culture
LifeWay    Share   
The culture of an organization is its “corporate personality,” a living blend of values, traditions, norms, assumptions, and experiences that produce a nebulous code of behavior often referred to as “the unwritten rules.” Every church has "unwritten rules" and a unique church culture. If you don't know the "unwritten rules" and if you do not know your church's unique culture, you may be headed for conflict, stress, and possible termination. More
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People with 'no religion' gain on major denominations
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Americans who don't identify with any religion are now 15 percent of the USA, but trends in a new study shows they could one day surpass the nation's largest denominations -- including Catholics, now 24 percent of the nation. More
Outreach releases annual Big & Growing Church lists
Ministry Today Magazine    Share   
What do almost half of the country's largest churches have in common? They're nondenominational. And when it comes to those in the top echelon, they meet in multiple locations. Though neither element is a surprise considering church-growth trends in recent years, they are among the highlights of Outreach magazine and LifeWay Research's latest annual list of the largest and fastest-growing churches in America. The study of more than 8,000 churches nationwide found 47 of the largest 100 are not affiliated with a denomination, while nine of the top 10 are multisite. More
The 1 Reason that ALL People go to Websites
PinPoint Creative Group
Almost every church has a website. Statistics show that about 85% of visitors go to your website before attending your church. But there is 1 thing that 100% go to websites for, and that is... MORE
InFocus offers exclusive discounts on projectors for worship entities
Enhance any presentation or event with InFocus projectors. Project images, hymnal lyrics, and video content up to 15 feet in diagonal measure and clear digital resolution with InFocus projectors. Ask your local InFocus reseller about the new InFocus 5300 and 5500 series models, or the popular 5100 series. All are excellent solutions for any sanctuary or installation application. Also ask about discounts for worship and nonprofit organizations. Go to www.infocus.com for product details.
Microsoft develops a complete ministry management solution
The world's largest software manufacture has created a church management application that offers customized reporting, data management, accounting features and a volunteer management component . This new product is an affordable software solution tailored for faith-based organizations. Proclaim is the only totally integrated software solution for churches built on Microsoft Dynamics. More
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