3 Audiences for Church Financial Reports to Consider
The people you need to keep in the know when creating financial statements.
You might hear a lot of grumbling. Members might be torn between giving money to help the church survive and withholding their money from the group who has mismanaged it.
Hey, Fletch: A Board Member No Longer Gives to the Church
How to approach a board member who isn’t engaging with the church’s mission.
If he can't, then it is probably God's time for him to rotate off of the board. Giving to your church can't be a weapon that is brandished to get one's way.
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.
Church giving patterns are changing. Here are 5 ways to get our churches ready for that reality. Innovative New Generation, New Giving Patterns. Per
How to Ensure Fair Salaries for Your Church Staff
Find out more about an exciting new compensation resource for your ministry.
ChurchSalary will continue to have the largest available church- specific compensation database in the country, giving you the most accurate information on how church employees
What to Know About a New Donation Scam
Why churches should be careful about refund requests.
request. (Imagine a donor giving a large gift, the organization using the gift to pay for a significant initiative, and the donor subsequently asking for a refund.
9 Ways to Reverse a Downward Giving Trend
1. Emphasize generosity, not just giving. Which is why we need to teach more about generosity than giving. 2. Teach stewardship, not just giving. People want to be generous.
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.
Even people who love the church and are fully committed to its mission are not giving as much as they once did. 1. Emphasize generosity, not just giving. Giving is like any other skill.
ECFA Releases 2017 State of Giving Report
Annual numbers show increase in giving to ministries.
ECFA Releases 2017 State of Giving Report. Annual numbers show increase in giving to ministries. Emily Lund. Image: NeONBRAND / Unsplash. At the
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.
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 & CultureJanuary
Over 1,000 Children Abused by Pennsylvania Priests Over Decades
New grand jury report catalogs astonishing breadth of child sexual abuse by priests.
In 2016, “child sexual abuse” was briefly supplanted by “property disputes” as the top cause, giving Hammar hope that after decades of failing to adequately protect minors, churches
Pastoral Transition: Six Factors That Help A Church Navigate Big Changes
Churches that resist change have a harder time when change is needed. Churches that regularly make smaller transitions hone their transition skills.
Developing these skills has allowed us to catch the front end of the transition zone, giving us plenty of time to make the transfer without feeling rushed.
5 Big Ideas for Generous Churches
Want your people to give with joy? Here’s what it’s going to take.
For decades in the United States, religious giving has reliably been the largest single segment of the charitable donation ecosystem. But for a number
5 Tips to Increase Giving This Summer
Practical ways to encourage donations during these typically slower months.
5 Tips to Increase Giving This Summer. Practical ways to encourage donations during these typically slower months. Caitlin Edwards. Image: Kupono Kuwamura / Unsplash.
The Biggest Misunderstanding About Small Church Pastors
We don't have a limited vision. Our best contributions to Christ’s kingdom happen to be in a smaller setting.
We're not giving up on bigger ministry, we're discovering how to do our best ministry. We're not settling for less. In fact, we're not settling at all. And we're not less than anyone.
Why Your Salary May Not Be All You Want It to Be
A church administrator’s perspective.
wage. Here's my list: Reasons I Don't Like but Can Accept (for Now) While Working on Them. The overall giving in the church is not what it needs to be. On