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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 Member 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 Member access only

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

Select and Screen Safe Drivers Member access only

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

Responding to Transients Member access only

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

Reducing Accidents in Maintenance and Construction Projects Member access only

Discover the importance of a safety supervisor.
Preventing Arson

Preventing Arson Member access only

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

Reducing the Risk of Vandalism Member access only

Identify and eliminate opportunities for vandalism.

Understand Insurance Terms Member access only

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

Managing Any Crisis Member access only

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



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Understanding Wage and Hour Laws

Understanding Wage and Hour Laws Member access only

Learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act and how it applies to churches.
20 Finance Questions Churches Ask

20 Finance Questions Churches Ask Member access only

Richard Hammar shares his answers to 20 of the most widely asked and relevant tax and finance questions for church leaders.