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Alternatives to Calling the Police
This resource page unpacks why a congregation might call police and highlights alternatives that are less harmful to people of color.
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5 Tips and Best Practices for Church Disinfecting Protocols
This article lists tips and best practices for disinfecting congregational buildings.
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Church Facility Management Solutions
This Facebook group of facility managers provides peer conversation and resources from Smart Church Solutions.
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Managing Empty Buildings during COVID
This webinar highlights considerations for an empty worship facility such as safety, maintenance, community outreach, and neighborhood presence.
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Questions Your Church Should Answer Before People Return
This list of practical questions will help prepare staff and volunteers to reopen the congregation.
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Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project Resources and Solutions
This web page lists 40 practical inclusion resources with tips, examples and templates to address food allergies, b’ nei mitzvah, mental health and welcoming people of all abilities.
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Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety
This article from the Council on American-Islamic Relations offers practical steps to protect mosques and religious organizations against acts of violence.
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Religious Buildings
The annual Traditional Building magazine is targeted to professionals in architecture, interior design, construction and landscape design who specialize in traditional design and offers congregations an extensive list of vendors that provide products and services that are sometimes hard to find.
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Debtcibel: a Non-technical Sound Book that Teaches the Church How to Spend, When to Spend and Who to Spend It On
Written by a Grammy-winning sound engineer, this resource shows how congregations can achieve excellent sound systems using available resources.
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Using Nonprofits for God's Purposes
This blog post discusses things to think about when considering a nonprofit startup.
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What "story" does the condition of your facility tell?
This blog post argues that congregations should pay attention to building cleanliness and order so guests feel welcome.
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Church Facility Stewardship
This free download provides checklists and tools to proactively manage your congregation's facilities, creating a preventive maintenance system. Use this e-book with the in-depth manual "Facility Stewardship: Managing what God has Entrusted to You."
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