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Branding and the local church
Church Marketing Sucks    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For many faith-based organizations and their leadership teams, branding is a business practice best left to profit-seeking entities, which compete for consumers' spending Monday through Saturday. The Sabbath, they might assert, is a day that marketing and branding should be encouraged to take off. While this point of view is understandable, it is also incomplete. More

It's not too late to register for NACBA in Houston
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NACBA is taking its national conference to Houston, and you have the opportunity to attend. There are sessions during the week for all church administrative leaders and special one-day sessions for communications and facilities specialists.

The conference will be at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston starting Tuesday evening, July 10, and running through Saturday afternoon, July 14.

  1. Church administrative leaders may attend the whole conference or attend for just a day.
  2. Fast Track: Communications is a one-day seminar for church communications specialists on July 11.
  3. Fast Track: Facilities is a one-day seminar for church facilities managers on July 12.
For complete information and to register, go to today.

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Religious groups vie for Internet domain names
Religion News Service    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Religious groups have long vied for prime parcels of land, planting churches on town squares and monasteries amid remote mountains. But now they're targeting real estate in a less tangible sphere: cyberspace. For the first time in its history, the international nonprofit that doles out generic Internet domain names such as ".com" and ".edu" will allow more specific Web address extensions like ".church." More

Facebook is for stories; your church website is for everything else
Church Mag    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Since social media has established an increasing presence in the world of communication, a great temptation for organizations is to move all online information sharing to Facebook. But studies have shown that social media is secondary to users who want to learn about nonprofits, churches or ministries — an organization's website is still its primary source of information. More

Decline in giving to religious groups borders on trend
Christianity Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Religious groups still received more of the nearly $300 billion that Americans gave to charity in 2011 than any other sector, but continued declines in donations have giving experts on the alert for a trend. More than 220,000 religious groups shared almost $96 billion — about one-third of total giving — last year, a decrease of 1.7 percent from 2010 in a year when giving to nearly all other sectors rose. More

Church tithing gets a major revamp with digital 'offering plate'
The Blaze    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While the monies collected through tithing are needed to ensure that churches continue to operate, the process of fund collection can sometimes be intrusive or unpleasant. So, a technology company, recognizing the awkwardness that sometimes comes with tithing, has created a simpler and easier way for congregants to donate to their churches. More

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Atheists challenge the tax exemption for religious groups
Religion News Service    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
How much money does the U.S. government forgo by not taxing religious institutions? According to a University of Tampa professor, perhaps as much as $71 billion a year. The study examined U.S. tax laws to estimate the total cost of tax exemptions for religious institutions — on property, donations, business enterprises, capital gains and "parsonage allowances," which permit clergy to deduct housing costs. More

The church next door
Managing Your Church    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Across America, consumers are abandoning traditional strip or indoor malls in favor of online shopping and newly built "lifestyle centers." As our malls empty, churches are finding ways to leverage this abundant, inexpensive space. Whether as a result of growth, shrinkage or a change of ministerial strategy, churches are moving in and turning former temples to consumerism into places of worship. More - Cloud Ministry Database

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10 essential leadership models
Great Leadership    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While thousands of books have been written about leadership, a handful of leadership models can serve you well as a leader. These 10 leadership models are the tried and true models that can shift your thinking about leadership and help create teachable leadership moments for others. More

Why leadership training doesn't work    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A few years ago, leadership training became all the rage in churches. Suddenly, if you weren't training leaders, you weren't really accomplishing much. "Everyone is a leader, so everyone must be trained as a leader," we were told. A couple of challenges have popped up, however, on the road to 100 percent trained leaders. More

Almost half of American adults use the Internet for religious purposes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to a new study from Grey Matter Research, 44 percent of online Americans use the Internet for religious purposes. Do you realize what this means? It means that the Internet is used for religious purposes by 35 percent of all American adults. More

How to fire people nicely
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Firing an employee is always awful. No wonder most bosses usually postpone it as long as possible. If you ever find that letting someone go isn't a ghastly experience, you should probably quit. But here's a question: Can you fire someone nicely? More

The new face of interfaith dialogue
Associated Baptist Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Interfaith dialogue is on the rise, not just in formal conversations led by judicatory leaders but in local communities where friendships forge as ministers of various faiths work together for common goals amid increasing religious diversity in the Bible belt. More

Top 5 email mistakes to avoid
Church Tech Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Email mistakes run rampant, but they don’t have to. At any moment, you can seize the day and correct some of the mistakes you might be making in your email correspondence. Here are the top five email mistakes to avoid. More

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