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We all face tough questions about our charitable giving. Which of the many worthy causes clamoring for our attention will I choose to support?  How much can I afford to give? Will my gift be used well? Will it help to transform lives and communities? I can’t give to everything—what will happen...

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Today more ministers live in their own houses than ever before. But not all. Local situations vary. But where pastors live in church-owned housing, consistories do well to think about their retirement days.

January 11, 2010 0 0 comments
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In the Christian Reformed Church we support our denominational institutions, agencies, and ministries from a broad range of financial resources including tuition, product sales, grants, and gift income.

Gift income includes gifts and contributions from individuals, as well as special...

January 11, 2010 0 0 comments
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After reviewing a variety of sabbatical policies from Christian Reformed Churches, the attached document offers suggestions to churches that are considering adopting a policy for their pastor. 

January 7, 2010 0 0 comments
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Suggested policy statement on disability for churches to adopt and implement.

January 6, 2010 0 0 comments
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Church Communications Pro is a great blog to help you better market, and design your church website. It also has a lot of timely information about the latest trends and ideas for websites.

December 23, 2009 0 0 comments
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Social Media—What’s the latest on churches using social media for communication? Check out this blog about how churches are using facebook for reaching people. Are you using facebook at your church for communication and connecting people to your website? Sheri

December 10, 2009 0 0 comments
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Launching a Business at Church—Recently a church called requesting information on renting their facility to a day care center. It seems like a great idea to use all that space during week days. You just need to be really smart about it. There will be legal, insurance, and tax implications of renting space at a church. A church should consult an attorney...

December 7, 2009 0 0 comments
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Church Staff Wages—Great idea from a church administrator today. Her Personnel Team asked her to do a survey of salaries again—15 months since the last one. What if one administrator surveyed several churches each year and posted the results on The Network? The wage scale ranges currently available on the CRC website is a sample...

December 7, 2009 0 0 comments
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Did you ever think that you need to be careful about posting photos of people on your website? Check out this informative article as you film or photograph and place photos online or in public places.

December 7, 2009 0 1 comments
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Do you have a Personnel Team at your church? Depending on the size of your church, this responsibility may be a subset of elders or for a larger church an actual Personnel Team may be needed. It is important for churches to maintain a healthy relationship with the people who serve the church and...

December 7, 2009 0 0 comments
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Did you know that recent statistics indicate that 38% of evangelical Christians have at some point downloaded a podcast? Did you know that 7.8% of all website visits are for sermons and messages? Are visitors your primary audience? Check out this article from Christianity Today called "Website Wisdom".  Maybe it’s time...

December 7, 2009 0 0 comments

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