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The Number of Churches In Your City/Town Does Not Mean Squat

Truth: Just because a city has a lot of churches doesn’t necessarily mean it has a lot of religious citizens. Interesting: If every person in Indianapolis, IN attended church this Sunday evenly across all the church buildings available, the attendance at each church would be just 289 people. Property research site PropertyShark did a recent study. 

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Churches find loophole to no permanent Nativities by hosting LIVE Nativities

Dateline Santa Monica. No ‘permanant’ Nativity displays is the new law. So… churches decide that the law really doesn’t apply to non-permanent LIVE Nativity displays. Here’s our take: What do you think?  Is this a good thing, or are the churches kind of thumbing their nose at the city on this one? Leave a comment 

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Should we allow our staff to use 20% of their time on side projects to help eliminate burnout?

Here’s an interesting commentary… what do you think?  Great idea, or horrible one? Many church staff in congregations perform several ministry functions even though they are not officially a “pastor”. Special attention to church staff (youth directors, associate ministers, musicians, office assistants, interns, educators, etc…) and their work wellness. Appreciating their work is not enough 

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Why your church won't try new things

Here’s a gem (I think) from an article from FastCompany.com: “Companies resist innovation because it appears to be less profitable”. OK… let me re-phrase: “Churches resist innovation because it appears to be less profitable”. But the church is ‘non-profit’. Really? Most church leaders are always looking at the bottom line.  And you have to… because 

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United for Marriage

Leaders of some of the largest religious communities in the United States have joined together in an open letter to all Americans to voice their shared concern for marriage and religious freedom….Signatories include leaders from Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Mormon, and Pentecostal communities in the United States.  Here is the letter. Dear Friends: 

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Up 2.7% – Senior Pastor Salaries

According to Christianity Today,  Senior pastors reported salaries and benefits that, on average, were 2.7 percent higher than those reported for the preceding 2010-2011 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff: Read more here at ChurchJobs.tv… How’s that compare with your salary this year?  Up 2.7%?  More?  Less?  Pay freeze because of the economy?  How’s this hitting 

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