New payment systems add complexity

August 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Vizant Technologies and CBA have partnered to ensure our members are informed regarding payment card processes that affect business decisions and the bottom line. In this latest Insight, Vizant explores some of the problems with today’s payment systems.



Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

All of us here at CBA are thankful for you and the great work you do. We wish you a happy, safe, and blessed Thanksgiving! “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:15-17 (NIV)



Grace Unplugged releases strong

October 07, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The filmed opened with more than $1 million in sales in more than 500 U.S. theaters. The Lionsgate Entertainment film hosted an exclusive Nashville screening featuring star AJ Michalka along with artists from the soundtrack. The soundtrack features songs from TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Jamie Grace (who plays Rachel in the film), Colton Dixon, Luminate, Josh Wilson, Shawn McDonald, and Nine Lashes. The film tells the unexpected story of what happens when a young girl leaves home to chase her dreams. Click here to see the trailer.


The Newest Release from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julie Cantrell

October 02, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

When Mountains Move – the highly anticipated sequel to Into the Free – is a novel of dark secrets, deep hope and second chances. For Millie, being truly free feels about as impossible as the mountains moving. But she’s about to discover the one thing bigger than her past … is her future. To order, please visit: (You must be registered with the site to place an order)



Retailers needed to capture web traffic for local sales

September 24, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The Find It Local Today program needs more retailers to sign up to start directing consumer traffic at publisher websites to Christian stores for purchase.  Publishers are asking for “critical mass” so there are enough stores to refer buyers to, according to a Thomas Nelson spokesman.


Obama to fight Hobby Lobby for healthcare fines

September 19, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

UPI reports the Obama Administration will challenge an injunction won by Hobby Lobby over paying for employee contraceptives under the new Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a government takeover of health insurance. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services filed notice through attorneys that


Amy Grant, Kirk Franklin to host Dove Awards

September 17, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin will host the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena, Nashville. The event will broadcast on the UP network 8 p.m. (Eastern) Monday, Oct. 21. Past Dove Award winners and nominees, including Gaither Vocal Band, Michael W. Smith, Tamela Mann, and TobyMac, are scheduled to perform, among others.


Carol Awards presented during ACFW gala

September 16, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The American Christian Fiction Writers’ (ACFW) 2013 conference concluded Sunday in Indianapolis with an awards gala during which the Carol Award honors were presented for the best in Christian fiction traditionally published in the previous calendar year. From more than 380 entries in this year’s Carol Awards, the following books and authors received top honors:


Nelson Bible Group launches online women’s study program

September 11, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Thomas Nelson’s Bible Group, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, launched its InScribed website as new way to enable readers to engage content. Women may study individually or with other women online. Participating authors also will either host online studies through their own sites or through A retail component enables specialized merchandising. Books will be showcased in a display with room to add new titles. Nelson’s bulk purchase program aims to encourage the purchase of multiple copies of any of the books in stores or online.