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The Stained Glass Association of American is the parent organization of the Stained Glass School in Raytown, Missouri. Its membership is made up of the finest stained glass architects and artisans...

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Worship Facilities Magazine’s educational and informative articles address different questions and concerns about a congregation’s facility. The magazine’s goal is to help congregations design,...

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Deciding to rent worship space involves dozens of smaller and, likewise, important decisions, and it is the additional issues that this brief article from Christianity Today addresses. The first...

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Partners for Sacred Places is a national non-profit clearing house for those interested in historic religious buildings as community assets. Founded in 1989 by a group of religious, historic...

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NACFM is a national non-profit organization of more than 300 members who serve congregations through education and certification programs for persons who manage church and other religious...

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Making a great first impression can depend on whether first-time visitors see signs of facility uncleanliness or neglect. In this brief blog post, a church facility expert argues for paying...

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Ministry teams looking for focused, easy-to-use training resources might consider the offerings of Building Church Leaders (BCL). The training pack format lends itself to small group discussion...

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organization

Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) was started by Episcopal Churches in California in 2005 to provide a religious response to global warming. The organization is now comprised of many religious...

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Do you often hear visitors say “Where can I find the . . . ”? If this is a common question in your congregation, consider this idea: “Like so many things that seem simple but aren’t, wayfinding is...

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The Hospitality Audit is a free web resource designed by Chris Walker, Presbyterian pastor and church evangelism coach. The audit is a twenty-page downloadable survey to help congregations take a...

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Published as a part of the Church Tax and Law Ministry of Christianity Today, this helpful article was first published in 2007. It is a user-friendly guide for congregations to use in accessing...

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Church Growth Services is a church-focused consultancy with over 50 years of experience assisting congregations with fundraising and capital campaigns. They emphasize a “Stewardship of Life”...

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This fundraising company, based in Arkansas, has a staff of consultants who provide a wide range of strategic ministry and stewardship planning services, led by Dr. J. Clif Christopher, United...

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Now in its fourth edition, this book is a standard for those planning a capital campaign, and seeking to learn about the components, potential, and best practices from an experienced practitioner....

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Beyond Fundraising covers all aspects of congregational stewardship and fundraising in short, practical chapters. It targets Unitarian congregations and assumes that tradition’s governance, but the...

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Interfaith Coalition on Energy (ICE) is the brainchild of a Philadelphia coalition of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese, the Metropolitan Council of Churches, and the Board of Rabbis to raise...

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Congregations can and should take an active interest in their community’s pedestrian-friendliness as an essential aspect of its “livability”, asserts the founder and creative director of The...

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VBS in a nursing home? Presbyterians and Muslims sharing pudding? A nuisance church that broke down racial barriers? Theology in a pub? These are just a few of the intriguing stories collected from...

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The Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space (ACLS) is an ecumenical, professional organization focused on church art and architecture. Many ACLS members are artists, architects, and...

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“According to the EPA: most congregations can cut energy costs by up to 30% by investing strategically in efficient equipment, facility upgrades and maintenance.” In this article, Kansas Interfaith...

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