If a Recession lies ahead is your Church ready?

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Inflation is sitting near 8%, the Federal Reserve has indicated its target rate for the Federal Funds Rate will be 4.4% by the end of 2022, the major markets are all in the red for the year and requests for assistance to your Church continue to rise. This is the time to review your Church’s […]

Amazing Service Begins at Your Church

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By John Bouhall, CPCU Here is the church, Mission, service, praise. Open the doors, Hands, heads, and hearts raise. Extend a hand, Gladly volunteer. Impart your skills, So needed right here. See with your eyes, Church buildings need care. Survey the grounds, Paint, seal, and repair. Plan through the year, Know what to expect. Fix […]

Lightning Strike Technology The Old Tried & True is Still Effective

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According to the Insurance Information Institute, 30.2% of all church fires are started by lightning strikes. With that in mind, why don’t more churches use Lightning Rods to prevent damage caused by lightning?  Lightning Rods originally developed by Benjamin Franklin in the mid-1700s still offer an effective method to divert the energy of a lightning […]

Sound the Alarm

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On Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 9:50 am, the Ohio Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service will conduct a Statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill. While holding a drill is important, your Church should also create an emergency plan in case there is a tornado or other severe weather condition while the Church is […]

A Non-Partisan CORONAVIRUS Message


Read about the important role church leaders have in basic coronavirus messaging. Discover a straightforward coronavirus message church leaders may consider delivering. Two years on, and the world is still battling coronavirus and the messaging regarding coronavirus. Worship communities have been a constant in prayers for healing and strength to endure. Still, coronavirus marches on […]

Do You Believe in Life After Death? Part Two

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Learn how members of struggling mainline Protestant churches may find closure. Read practical suggestions for members of declining mainline Protestant churches. While many of these churches continue in a downward spiral, meaningful discussion and planning may result in life after death for some of the church’s resources. Remember to keep your insurance agent in the […]

Icicles May Look Pretty, But They Can Wreck Havoc on your Church

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Preventing Ice dams on your Church’s roof! As I’m writing this, Greater Cleveland is receiving its first general snowfall of the year and more snow, cold weather, ice dams and icicles can’t be far behind. The prevention of ice dams can prevent damage to the exterior of your Church as well as the interior. Read […]

To Every Thing There is a Season

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Church calendars mark religious seasons and remind leaders and worshippers when it is time to transition to the next spiritual season. Your church should also have a maintenance calendar. As Northeast Ohio’s fall weather season approaches peak colors, hardy residents know that winter white is coming soon in the form of SNOW. Now is the […]

If You Have 501(c)(3) Status, You Want to Keep It

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Read a hypothetical example of how a church could jeopardize its 501(c)(3) status. Learn why cool heads and sound judgment must prevail in decision-making. Election years come and go, but when is the last time one started at a simmering boil?? A simmering boil is an oxymoron, but American politics are saturated in one now. […]