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James F. Cobble, Jr.

James F. Cobble, Jr.

James F. Cobble, Jr.

James F. Cobble, Jr., received his master of divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary, and also has doctoral degrees from both Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Illinois. He combined his training as a pastor and educator with extensive research and writing in the field of church administration, writing or co-writing 20 books and receiving induction into the church management "hall of fame" by the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA). He is now retired.

Recent Articles by James F. Cobble, Jr.

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Should Churches Use Fireworks?
Managing Your Church

Should Churches Use Fireworks?

Consider the risks and use with extreme caution.
Maximize Your Time Outside

Maximize Your Time Outside Subscriber access only

Make the most of the great outdoors by following these safety ideas.
The Real Hazards of Asking People to Help

The Real Hazards of Asking People to Help Subscriber access only

Ways to reduce the risk of accidents on church work projects.
Select and Screen Safe Drivers

Select and Screen Safe Drivers Subscriber access only

Are your church members' lives in the right hands?
Responding to Transients

Responding to Transients Subscriber access only

Protect the safety of your church staff.
Reducing Accidents in Maintenance and Construction Projects

Reducing Accidents in Maintenance and Construction Projects Subscriber access only

Discover the importance of a safety supervisor.
Preventing Arson

Preventing Arson Subscriber access only

What your church can do to avoid becoming a statistic.
Reducing the Risk of Vandalism

Reducing the Risk of Vandalism Subscriber access only

Identify and eliminate opportunities for vandalism.

Understand Insurance Terms Subscriber access only

Use these explanations to build your insurance knowledge and confidence.
Managing Any Crisis

Managing Any Crisis Subscriber access only

While you can't know what will happen, you can know how to respond.

Receive a customized salary report for up to 18 different ministry positions. Learn how your church should compensate based on size, budget, location, and employee work experience.

Starting a Disaster Response Ministry

Starting a Disaster Response Ministry Subscriber access only

Safely and effectively serve people whose lives have been overturned by a disaster.
Planning a Church Building Project

Planning a Church Building Project Subscriber access only

Learn about zoning laws, property sales, church construction, financing, and more.