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by Jac La Tour

The intersection of faith and planning can be a mysterious crossroads, where the signs aren’t always clear. Consider the experience of Boca Raton Community Church in Florida. [read more]

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by Jac La Tour


When you say that ECCU is actually an alliance of people and organizations committed to fueling Christ-centered ministry worldwide—people sometimes wonder what that looks like. A new video shows them. [read more]

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by Jac La Tour

Late last year I blogged about a federal court ruling that declared a portion of the clergy housing exclusion to be unconstitutional. On January 24, 2014, a challenge to that ruling was filed by what some might consider an unexpected source—the Justice Department.

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) reports that the appeal means the ruling “will have no immediate impact on clergy who receive a housing allowance.” For more details, read the ECFA news release.

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by Jac La Tour


If you work on the business side of church ministry, you’ve probably heard of Matt Branaugh (Managing Your Church) and David Fletcher (XPastor). We don’t link to many other blogs or resources, but we link to theirs. [read more]

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It’s easy to think that identity theft happens to other people, until you become one of the other people. Then the nightmare begins.

One source estimates that 10 percent of Americans have had their identities stolen, costing them an average of $5,000 and requiring over 300 hours to recover from the theft. [read more]

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