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

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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 […]

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 […]

It All Started with a Drip.

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Read about one church’s deferred maintenance issues and imagine your church in like shoes. Learn why churches should plan for and schedule property maintenance, repair, and replacement. Wear and tear never rest, not even on Sunday. Like all properties, church properties require ongoing maintenance, including buildings or areas that may have minimal use or reduced […]

Go Forth and Unmask

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Read how the removal of Ohio’s mask requirement could be a “restart” for church renewal. Learn three areas for church renewal that may potentially follow Ohio’s June 2, 2021, “restart”. It’s official. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine lifted most COVID-19 health orders, effective June 2, 2021. For churches in Ohio, the good news is the mask-wearing […]

2021 Summer Camps Screening for a Safe Camp Season

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Don’t let the excitement of reopening your camp override your concerns for following safety protocols. Last year, Covid-19 shut down most church camps, but based on the availability of vaccines and testing, many are considering reopening this summer. It will not be business as usual. New considerations must be addressed. Will all staff need to […]

Bring Back Church Socials

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Learn why bringing back church socials may be positive for your church. Read five suggestions to bring back church socials. What exactly is a church social? You won’t find the term “church social” in the Bible or in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. So, what is a church social? For the purposes of this blog, I’ll exercise creative […]