CCCC Bulletin

We keep charities up-to-date with helpful articles and legislative news in the CCCC Bulletin, published digitally five times annually. CCCC Bulletin, Issue 5 (November 2021) is now available to CCCC members for digital download.

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Develop Your Team's Spirituality

All Christian ministries have a degree of spirituality by their very nature, but here we’ll look at why group spirituality is important and how those who wish to deepen their workplace’s spirituality can do so.

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Missional Technology Trends Can Open Dialogue in Your Congregation

This past Summer FaithTech published a series of fifteen reports on missional technology trends. These reports go beyond just explaining technology, they illustrate how churches can use it to achieve the Great Commission.

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Enterprise Risk Management - Discernment For Ministry

Enterprise risk management is a proven discipline that helps senior ministry leaders and governance boards to consider risk from an organizational, strategic perspective.

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Photography: Use and Best Practices

What visual “first impression” does your church make? 

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Horizons: DQ Submissions

What is the disbursement quota and why do you need to know?

CCCC Bulletin, Issue 4 (September 2021)

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Post-Pandemic Risks, Legal Liability, and Insurance Protection

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's that we can and must adapt to change, pivot, and reimagine our lives at home, at work, and in our faith journey.

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It's a Good Time for a Fresh Look at Privacy

This article is a refresher on how we can best protect and properly use the information we've collected over the years to offer pastoral care and revive our communities.

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Safeguarding as We Transition From COVID

The global pandemic impacted everyone. According to the United Nations, "the COVID-19 outbreak affects all segments of the population and is particularly detrimental to members of those social groups in the most vulnerable situations."

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The Federal Court Rules on Canada Summer Jobs

The Federal Court of Canada weighed the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program and found it wanting. These decisions will have a profound impact on CCCC members going forward.

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Horizons: City Wrong to Cancel Church Rental Contract

In The Redeemed Christian Church of God v New Westminster (City), 2021 BCSC 1401, the Court held that New Westminster's (the City) decision to cancel a rental contract with Redeemed Christian Church of God (the Church) violated the Church's right to freedom of expression.

CCCC Bulletin, Issue 3 (June 2021)

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The Best Leadership Succession Starts Now

Who will be your ministry’s next senior leader? Are you grooming an internal candidate, or are you expecting to recruit an external candidate? There are pros and cons to each strategy.

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Taking Care of Employees through Policy

One common misunderstanding is that employee policies are rules an organization puts in place for its own benefit. I’m going to show you how having good policies in place is a key way you can care for the people who are committed to your ministry.

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CCCC’S Approach to Supporting Members' Questions

Each year CCCC’s Member Support Team (MST) answers over 4,000 phone calls and responds to an equal number of emails. We may not have seen it all, but we’ve talked to enough people to have seen most of the situations that trip up ministries as they go about their business.

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Distributed Leadership Model - Engaging & Empowering Your Team

With 100+ leadership models, choosing one that works for you can be a challenge. Last year, CCCC adopted and integrated the distributed leadership model (DLM) into its program management strategy. This model aligned with CCCC’s new brand.

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Horizons: Reports, Responses & Recommendations - What To Make Of It All?

Since January there have been a number of reports, responses, and recommendations related to charities, including reports from the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS) and the Minister of National Revenue’s response to Catalyst for Change, the 2019 report from the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector.

CCCC Bulletin, Issue 2 (April 2021)

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The Untapped Power of Your Mission Statement

As a senior leader, you've invested a lot of time and effort in crafting your ministry’s strategic statement, but are you getting the maximum value from it?

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Summer Camps Without Camp—What to Do?

As public health restrictions continue to impact summer camps across the country, many camps might be searching for alternative sources of revenue.

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Mining the Power of Mentor Relationships

There are times in your career when a mentor by your side is essential to help you to overcome obstacles and issues that you may be facing.

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Progressive Discipline at a Christian Ministry

Let’s be honest, no one at any organization enjoys disciplining employees. Everyone dreads these conversations. If you feel nervous, or shaky, or sad, whenever these necessary conversations approach, know that you are not alone; we all feel it.

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How Online Giving Changed in 2020

This past year has sped up electronic relationships with our physicians, our schools, our churches, and yes, with our donors.  As we have learned to work and worship remotely, many of us have started to make use of new technology, such as online giving.

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Horizons: Lots of Legislative Change on the Table

Bill S-222, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act was introduced in the Senate in February. It would allow charities to transfer resources to nonqualified donees, eliminate all references to “own activities,” and instead of requiring “direction and control,” charities would need to take reasonable steps to ensure the resources will be used for exclusively charitable purposes.

CCCC Bulletin, Issue 1 (February 2021)

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Working From Home: Tax Impacts

Though working from home is a new experience for a lot of people, it’s helpful to know there are supports in place. Remote work is supported through various tax-free reimbursements and tax deductions, which makes adjusting to this new way of working more manageable.

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Get Ready for 2021 Canada Summer Jobs Funding

For many years, CCCC’s members have enriched their communities through valuable programs funded by the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) initiative. These grants provide the means for charities and small businesses to hire young people in the summer months. Until recently, it was a win-win-win situation.

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Personalize Your Online Engagement with CRM Tools

Without a doubt, last year marked the year Canadian non-profits were forced to answer whether they could digitally transform or risk being swept away due to the market shift brought on by the lockdowns, closures, and restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Job Posts That Make Recruitment Easy

It is important to ensure that your job posting brings in the kind of talent you’re looking for. It’s not enough to stick a job description online and hope for the best. You need to sell your team and your mission, and let people know what you’re all about.

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Disruption - A Path For Opportunity

Some of the greatest innovations and changes have come out of a disruptive environment. Christian ministries can make the most of the pandemic’s disruption by looking for fresh ways that fit the times to creatively advance their missions.

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Not All Charter Rights Apply to Corporations

A Quebec corporation decided that its $30,843 fine for doing construction work without a licence was too much. It challenged the mandatory minimum fine as being unconstitutional based on section 12 of the Charter, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.

CCCC Bulletin, Issue 5 (November 2020)

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Five Steps to Recalibrating Your Strategy

Reflection is probably the watchword for many of us during these strange times. Join author, Chris Bosch, as he reflects on "change stories" and considers the future.

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COVID-19 and Religion: the G20 Interfaith Forum Report

This article will reflect on the discussions of religious leaders at the G20 Interfaith Forum held in late August 2020.

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Using Hackathons to Engage Volunteers and Solve Ministry Problems

A hackathon is an event where people solve problems by working together. This article explores how FaithTech attracted volunteers to solve ministry problems.

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Rebranding Responsibilities: Protect Your Work

Have you thought about the value of your charity’s brand identity? The reputation and trust you have built as an organization can be one of the most precious assets you possess.

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Starting a Creative Communications Team in Your Church

How can you can help your church communicate effectively in your “new normal?” Establishing a creative communications team within your church can be a great place to start.

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What Is Charity and Why Does It Matter?

In this article, we’re going to look at the recent public conversation about charity, where this conversation is going, and why a Christian understanding of charity should be a key part of this conversation.