Electronic Giving: Will cell phones replace the offering plate?

Electronic giving is really taking off for churches all over the country.  Many churches are using online giving to supplement the offering plate.  Some churches are using giving kiosks in their lobbies. The truth is… many people just don’t use checks any more. And another truth:  people (especially the next generation) are pretty much joined 

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Church Staff: What to do BEFORE you hire your next staff member

Church staff are the front line of church leadership. Every church needs to hire well. Many churches don’t. In fact, many churches make the same mistakes over and over. TJ Addington makes some great suggestions on things that churches should consider before they hire their next staff person.  TJ writes: One of the top leadership 

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BREAKING: Louie Giglio is out at Inaugural

Louie Giglio, pastor of Atlanta’s Passion City Church, previously selected to deliver the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration, has withdrawn his name from the services, amid fresh controversy over past comments he made regarding gay marriage. Matt Steen and I read part of Louie’s statement and discuss: CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH Louie Giglio Out at Inaugural (Length: 

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11:  A homeless man rests in a pew at a Times Square church where some area homeless take refuge from the cold on December 11, 2013 in New York City. New York and much of New England has been experiencing freezing temperatures with snow expected this weekend. According to a recent study by the by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York City's homeless population increased by 13 percent at the beginning of this year. Despite an improving local economy, as of last January an estimated 64,060 homeless people were in shelters and on the street in New York. Only Los Angeles had a larger percentage increase than New York for large cities.  (Phot
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