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The days of financing congregations through paid memberships or dues are fading fast. In a quest to find another way, the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) led a 2-year study examining the relationship...

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Clergy may hate administrative work, says United Methodist pastor John H. Tyson, but its effective execution should not be underestimated: “No matter how beautifully we preach, no matter how...

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This comprehensive resource will help those responsible for congregational administration to organize and implement a wide variety of programs. The book is packed with practical, time-tested...

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A lifelong learning program of Candler School of Theology The National Institute in Church Finance and Administration offers a series of one-week seminars designed to help participants gain...

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The business of congregations and religious nonprofits is ministry - not business. Yet leaders of such institutions still have to make plans, manage operations, and lead others. Research suggests...

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The National Association for Temple Administration (NATA) is an active professional network of Reform Jewish Synagogue Executive Directors. The network publishes a twice-yearly journal with...

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The role of church administration is to manage and support the more technical aspects of organizational life. These include budgets, finances, personnel details and legal liabilities. Such...

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The demands of ministry today include a variety of administrative tasks that can divert ministerial time and energy from leadership concerns. Because many of these tasks are managed electronically,...

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This well-organized and easy-to-read offering from a veteran management consultant covers the waterfront of administrative matters. With tips and tools and “things to think about”, it addresses...

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Choosing the church management software (CMS) that is right for your congregation can both ease the administrative load and enrich the ministry of the congregation. This article, from a veteran...

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This article from attorney and CPA Richard Hammar is organized around three main topics about church records: what constitutes church records, what is confidential, and what must be retained....

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Maintaining a church calendar is simple, right? Rarely, say the contributors to this article from Christianity Today, though they also say that answering basic questions is a helpful starting...

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MinistryPay.com is a comprehensive source of ministry pay data owned and produced by The Church Network (National Association of Church Business Administration or NACBA). It includes information...

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Attorney and CPA Richard Hammar contributes heavily to this article that addresses “unrelated business income” and a church’s tax obligations. Hammar first offers an explanation of “unrelated...

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Seven authors contribute to this resource from Christianity Today that addresses the responsibilities of church office personnel. Among other topics, the article discusses confidentiality, record...

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“What can I do or say to the congregation that will help you with your future leadership?” After leading Southeast Christian Church for 40 years, this was the question Bob Russell humbly asked more...

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Many people think of a house of worship as a safe area. Yet violent acts, fires, tornados, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and arson can affect houses of worship, often with little or no warning....

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Every congregation needs a committed volunteer base to achieve its mission. Yet recruiting and retaining volunteers can be a challenge for anyone in ministry, from the nursery to the pulpit. Author...

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Religious people and their facilities are not immune from emergencies. This resource from Christianity Today helps congregations develop plans that lead to an effective response to an emergency...

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The Church Network (formerly The National Association of Church Business Administration) is an interdenominational professional association of congregations and individuals. It provides an...

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