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What makes a good working environment?

January 2020
By: Ann L. Coker
University studies have concluded that social interaction promotes better cognitive functioning for workers’ productivity and forms better relationships between employees and their supervisors.* Would that be any different for a Christian agency, and specifically for a pregnancy care center (P...
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Don't underestimate the importance of environmental messaging

January 2020
By: Andrew Mollison
Your pregnancy care center is speaking all the time, and not just through the voices of the people. The physical objects that surround the users are sending messages of their own. The environment in which you work can either support your mission or it can hinder it. But either way, it’s commun...
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Should your center have a pastoral advisory council?

January 2018
By: Tom Lothamer
Life Matters Worldwide has had a pastoral advisory council for many years now, and I’ve found it to be very beneficial. It’s good to have a group of men I can call on for informal advice, especially on matters relating to the Church. I’ve asked them to lead staff devotions from tim...
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Board committees: Work smarter, not harder

June 2017
By: Tom Lothamer & John McCastle
If your center has been around a while and the board only has a few members, breaking it down into committees doesn’t make sense. But a healthy board that has been around 5 or more years with sufficient members could benefit by delegating responsibility to various committees.  How do com...
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Why should your center attend the Summit?

March 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
What is the Summit? The Summit is a two-day conference for pregnancy care center directors, volunteers, staff, and board members. It’s designed to sustain PCCs as effective Gospel outreaches. We enlist speakers who will challenge and encourage you, and line up practical and relevant works...
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Financial health for your center

January 2017
By: Tom Lothamer
Most ministries struggle to remain financially healthy. They seek to keep a balance between living by faith and operating realistically.  Some will say, "Let's move ahead by faith, God will supply our needs as we step out for Him." Others might say, "We can't move forward with this project or...
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Crowns or credit? Competition in ministry

June 2016
By: Melissa Heiland
As a person who has been involved in ministry for many decades, I am becoming increasingly concerned about competition in ministry. I know it has a very ugly sound and no one likes to admit it, but I don’t see how we can ignore the obvious. In ministry, everybody seems to be keeping score. In ...
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Why policies matter

December 2015
By: Tom Lothamer
Many ministries and organizations lack documented operational policies. Reasons vary -- from not taking the time to develop them, to not seeing their importance.  May I suggest that policies do matter? PCCs that do not have policies in place are open to accusation and in danger of serious fina...
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