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FEMA Faces Discrimination Lawsuits from Texas Churches
Churches flooded by Hurricane Harvey claim the agency violated the First Amendment.
efforts continue across areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, three Texas churches sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) this week after their application for disaster
3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
As hard as we tried to find a magic formula to determine the perfect application of our individual skills and gifts, we regularly felt we were coming up short.
Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
including: Lack of alignment between stated and actual values; Inconsistent application of policies; Unhealthy leadership behavior (eg, moral or relational);
Leaving Your Church the Right Way
The application and hiring process is awkward—so awkward—when you love your current congregation.
You need to study the church and its community before you go. This takes time and energy. So, the pastor application process is hard and time-consuming work.
Back to Basics
What I learned from my husband, who trains pastors in third-world countries
They also mention that they have become so focused on finding an application for a sermon that they forget to read a verse in context and lose the true meaning of the text.
Q&A: Business Acumen Matters to Church Lenders
For a mortgage loan application, don’t assume a consultant is best.
Q&A: Business Acumen Matters to Church Lenders. For a mortgage loan application, don't assume a consultant is best. Interview by Bobby Ross Jr. 0;
Top 5 Reasons Churches Went to Court in 2014
Has your church addressed these common legal liabilities and risk management concerns?
disputes include the intentional misconduct exclusion, the employment practices exclusion, the duty of prompt notification, and misrepresentations on the application for insurance.
Protecting Children in Special Needs Ministry
Part 2 in a series on creating a safe, welcoming space for those with physical or mental disabilities.
volunteers. Everyone who desires to work and volunteer in the ministry should fill out an application, turn in references, and allow a background check.
Before You Open Your Mouth
10 tips for “pre-public speaking”
There's fantastic advice for the speech itself—start with a bang, use your lower register, make eye contact, use a visual aid, end with an application—but in my own experience, the most
Who Exactly Am I Preaching To?
Crafting a message for your—yes your—congregation.
community. Some pastors I know do this well. One gathers an informal focus group of members to see if his application of the biblical text is connecting. Another
Q&A: Salaries as a Percentage of Church Budget
Why churches must get the right balance, especially for a mortgage loan.
in the lending market. The two provided valuable perspective regarding a challenge that will affect a church's mortgage loan application. What is a common