How to Build a Church Website for $100 Kindle Book Review

by Patricia May 15, 2013
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Many churches are a little behind the curve with establishing an internet presence. The world today seeks out information about churches online and ministries that either don’t have an online presence, or a stagnant website should consider taking steps to improve their online presence and should be part of a public relations strategy. One of […]

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Example Church Benevolence Assistance Policy

by Patricia May 7, 2013
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Most churches deal with requests for benevolence assistance at one time or another and creating a policy and procedure for church benevolence assistance helps to ensure consistency in practice. It is important to have church benevolence guidelines in place so everyone understands the steps to take when a request comes in.   A church benevolence policy […]

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5 Ways To Recruit New Church Members

by Patricia April 17, 2013
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People go to church to have their spiritual and social needs met.  Finding the right church can be difficult for people because they may not always know how to find a church that is culturally and doctrinally compatible with their demographic and beliefs.   Some people will church shop until they find a church that […]

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Church Service Quality – Are You Paying Attention

by Patricia April 10, 2013
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Churches are beginning to embrace service quality and church quality assurance  in how they manage their operations and resources. Quality is one of those terms that can be very vague, depending on our own frame of reference, so let’s look at a couple of formal definitions. Dictionary.com defines quality as “Character with respect to fineness; high grade, superiority, […]

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Church Member Business Directory – Yes or No?

by Patricia March 27, 2013
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  Salespeople are trained to make connections and look for sales opportunities everywhere they go.  This includes targeting people they go to church with because of the easy access to prospects. This can create a challenge for church leaders because the question that inevitably comes up is whether the church is willing to provide a […]

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5 Tips for Ensuring Confidentiality in Church Offices

by Patricia March 20, 2013
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Church employees and volunteers are often exposed to a great deal of confidential information.  This assumes a significant amount of responsibility and code of ethics for those who have access to this sensitive material. According to dictionary.com, confidentiality is defined as “having another’s trust or confidence; entrusted with secrets or private affairs.” It is the responsibility […]

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Church Quality Assurance – 6 Things to Consider

by Patricia March 12, 2013
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Churches have come to realize the importance of incorporating quality concepts and tools into their management model. Many churches and nonprofit organizations are now focusing on efficiency and effectiveness in the way their mission is achieved. While some might argue that quality concepts are too carnal for the church, I would argue that the church […]

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25 Encouraging Bible Verses

by Patricia March 6, 2013
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  Working for a ministry can be challenging because of the many hats church employees wear and the limited resources available to help fulfill the church mission. The good news is God’s word is full of encouragement for everyone, but especially those who are called into full-time ministry. I pray that these scriptures are an encouragement […]

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Church Stewardship – 5 Keys to Good Stewardship

by Patricia February 27, 2013
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God blesses churches with many resources – people, time and money – and He expects us to be good stewards with what He provides. Members tithe on their income to support the operation of the ministry, making it even more important to be good church stewards and manage financial resources responsibly. So what is the […]

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7 Things Effective Church Boards Do Well

by Patricia February 20, 2013
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A church is only as successful as the board that oversees it. Effective church boards are made up of people who have a passion for the organization and its mission. Governing boards strengthen the organization through intentional strategic focus and diligent financial oversight.  This requires a commitment to challenging the status quo in its pursuit […]

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