Surprise! Labor Department Says U.S. Households' Religious Giving Went Up
Average spending by household surpassed 2008 peak, report says.

An interesting stat surfaced Tuesday via The Wall Street Journal: A new Labor Department report on consumer spending showed U.S. households spent $51,442 on average in 2012, which surpassed the prior peak of $50,486 reached in 2008.

Interestingly enough, the Labor Department ...

Free Webinar: Guns at Church and Church Security
What church leaders should know about preventing--and responding to--violent acts.

If a shooting occurs at our church, are we liable? How should we form a church security team? Is it OK for church members with permits to bring their guns to church?

These questions may seem odd for church leaders to ask. Sadly, they're necessary. Acts of deadly violence at churches ...

2012: "A Bad Year for Violence" at Churches

Last month, church security expert Carl Chinn updated his statistics on violent incidents at churches and faith-based organizations. He began tracking this information in 1999 by learning of incidents reported by news agencies, which he then independently researches and verifies ...

Building a Culture of Risk Management
Church boards, staffs must collaborate for the good of the ministry.

Now more than ever before, church leaders must recognize the importance of risk management as an inherent part of organizational oversight and leadership. But what does proper risk management look like, and whose responsibility is it? Many boards assume that the pastor and staff ...

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What Church Leaders Need to Know About Copyright Law

What Church Leaders Need to Know About Copyright Law

What usage of copyrighted material is permissable?
Boundaries for Healthy Church Relationships

Boundaries for Healthy Church Relationships

Create healthy boundaries between staff, volunteers, and other church-related relationships.