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Does Your Youth Ministry Have a Communication Policy?

April 10, 2014 8:00 AM

With the "Youth Ministry in America" survey results as a starting point, we continue our roundtable discussion. This time around participants talked about concerns and policies related to how youth leaders communicate with their students. (If you missed last...

Social Media and Youth Ministry in the Post-Facebook Era

April 3, 2014 8:00 AM

Christianity Today's Church Law & Tax Group conducted a roundtable concerning the findings from our recent survey, "Youth Ministry in America," conducted with Brotherhood Mutual. The participants of the roundtable included pastors, volunteers, and other church-staff leaders. We'll break...

How Your Church Can Leverage Five Trends in Retail

July 11, 2013 8:00 AM

I am currently helping a large, nonprofit Christian retailer go through a visioning process. Recently, a retail consultant led a two-hour meeting I attended. These points are heavily adapted from that conversation with some additional thoughts on how they...

Addressing Transportation Risks with Youth Groups

June 4, 2013 8:00 AM

This video, the third in a series by Richard Hammar on six legal risks for church youth pastors, describes the threats of distracted driving, the use of inexperienced drivers, and the legal liabilities churches may assume by not fully knowing...

Risqué Texts are a Legal Risk for Youth Ministers

February 7, 2013 8:00 AM

This video, the first in a series by Richard Hammar on six legal risks for church youth pastors, describes a new concern for churches: Recent cases of youth ministers "sexting" with youth group members. View this entire video series on...

Getting Pushy on the Online Playground

October 23, 2012 8:00 AM

“Bullying” and “cyberbullying” are not legal terms, but umbrella phrases that cover a variety of behaviors. As such, there are a range of uses for the terms. Church leaders must know and understand them, particularly in the context of...

Staying Afloat Amid Information Overload

September 29, 2011 8:00 AM

The flow of information never stops for the Rev. Dr. Todd Adams, the associate general minister and vice president in the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He fields up to 150 emails a day. He...

Report: More Older Americans Prefer Giving Online

May 13, 2011 9:41 AM

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has a brief but interesting article about new research on the demographics of online givers. In short: Most people, no matter what their age, now prefer to make charitable donations online, according to a new...

Free Tickets to Cultivate11

April 13, 2011 8:00 AM

Cultivate11, a two-day event geared toward helping church leaders think deeper about communications with staff, lay leaders, congregants, and the community, is just around the corner. It's scheduled for May 4 and May 5 in Huntington Beach, California. Want...

Is Porn a Problem in Your Church Office?

April 27, 2010 8:00 AM

An eye-opening national headline emerged last week, providing a timely sneak peek into our upcoming issue of Your Church magazine. The inspector general for the Securities and Exchange Commission--the organization tasked with enforcing the laws and regulations that govern...

The 2010 Wish-List

August 28, 2009 12:02 PM

Despite the lingering effects of the current economic maelstrom, next year’s church budget will soon become reality, and the need to disperse funds will be here. Since a church budget should be assembled and managed wisely, it helps to...