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Scarcity Brings Clarity: 3 Ways to View Scarcity as an Asset
Our clearest moments of thinking often come during times of less and loss.
How To Tell If A Church Is Too Big – Or Too Small
It’s never about the size of the church. It’s about the size of the mission.
Before Your Congregation Dies: 6 Proactive Options For Your Church Property
Just as my identity is not in my body, a church’s identity is not in its building – or it shouldn’t be.
Releasing Resources: Diaspora & Dollars
Affirmed and motivated, the diaspora Christians can be major contributors in supporting the global mission enterprise.
4 More Church Finance Lessons I Learned The Hard Way
Money touches everything we do, but most pastors haven't been taught as much about it as we should have been.
5 Church Budgeting Lessons I Learned The Hard Way
Money isn’t the goal of ministry. But it is a tool – and an important one.
Harvest Bible Chapel Disputes World Investigation of James MacDonald
Former staff and elders criticize shuffling of funds and 50-mile noncompete clauses for former pastors.
One Simple Step To Create A Year-End Giving Bump In Your Church
This is a great way to thank everyone for their generosity, while providing a helpful reminder to make up for any unintentional shortfall for the year.
Ministry in the #MeToo Moment Subscriber access only
As abuse awareness grows, pastors are searching for ways to protect the vulnerable and care for survivors.
How to Become a Trauma-Informed Congregation Subscriber access only
These suggestions will help your church better care for survivors of abuse.
The Pastor’s Pay in 2019 and Beyond Subscriber access only
Emerging trends for how the ministers of today and tomorrow will be compensated.
9 Principles For Creating An Annual Budget In A Small Church
With the possibilities for small church budgeting being so flexible, are there guidelines that are universal? I believe so. Here are nine of them.
No, A Church’s Budget Is Not Always A Reflection Of Their Priorities
Compassion, worship, discipleship and evangelism don’t need to be in the budget to be a priority. They just need to happen.
The Invisible Scandal: How Bad Debt And Poor Stewardship Are Killing The Church's Reputation
People want to give. God wants to provide. Our churches need to be places worthy of those gifts and that provision.
The Best Way To Reduce Money Problems In A Local Church
When a church is making disciples a whole lot of problems get better or go away entirely – including finances.
Transitioning from Bi-Vocational to Vocational Ministry: 3 Questions
Three questions that can help guide you and your churches if you are considering this transition.
The Two Biggest Mistakes Churches Make With Money
The answer to bad stewardship isn’t more money or more faith. It’s better stewardship.
5 Purchases Your Church Should Make Before Its Next Splurge Subscriber access only
The new coffee bar can wait. These things can’t.
How To Give Money Less Power Over Your Church
A congregation's financial reality should never be ignored, but it should never be in charge.
Time, Not Money, Is The New Church Commitment Currency
Church giving patterns are changing. Here are 5 ways to get our churches ready for that reality.
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