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9 Ways To Reverse A Downward Giving Trend In An Otherwise Healthy Church
Even people who love the church and are fully committed to its mission are not giving as much as they once did.
Do what you love and the money will take care of itself. We must never limit our financial teaching to trying to get more money out of people's pockets. That always ends badly.
Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics
Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it’s critical that they do so.
print. The gospels attest that Jesus talked a lot about money. Sixteen of the thirty-eight parables found in the gospels deal with handling money and possessions.
The Top 10 Church Management Articles of 2017
Immigration law, hurricane response, the housing allowance: what readers kept clicking on this year.
6. “Financial Fraud in Churches: A Major Risk in 2017” by Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe. Why church leaders should assess the way they collect and record money.
Retirement Savings and the Rule of 72s
What pastors and church staff can learn about the power of compounding.
Pastors and church staff often are overwhelmed by the thought of setting aside money for their future retirements. It's remarkable how that money will grow over 20, 25, or more years.
How to Recognize and Confront Fraud
Two telltale signs, and the best and worst ways to respond to suspected stealing.
a timely manner. From there, depending on the extent, suspected amounts of money, and how long it's been occurring, seek legal counsel. The worst
5 Big Ideas for Generous Churches
Want your people to give with joy? Here’s what it’s going to take.
Religious giving is weakening in our churches. Building a culture of generosity is not primarily a “budget enhancement” program to get more money for the church.
5 Tips to Increase Giving This Summer
Practical ways to encourage donations during these typically slower months.
The common worry is that no one likes to be told how to use their money. People love to see the difference their money is making in the world around them.
4 Assumptions Pastors Can No Longer Make About Church Giving Patterns
While it’s still true that people stop or slow their giving when they’re unhappy, that is no longer the only reason for a drop in giving.
church's giving patterns. Not because ministry is about money, but because a church's offering patterns are like the canary in the coal mine. They've always
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Christian Schools
The religious freedom victory now could mean others in the future.
The state denied the church's request citing the First Amendment's establishment clause, essentially arguing that giving state money to a church-operated school and daycare center
Financial Fraud in Churches: A Major Risk in 2017
Why church leaders should assess the way they collect and record money.
Financial Fraud in Churches: A Major Risk in 2017. Why church leaders should assess the way they collect and record money. Thom Rainer and Jonathan