5 Numbers to Watch this Fall
Giving. This fall I'm looking for my weekly giving numbers to be ten to fifteen percent higher than during the summer. How do I check that? You guessed it, Church Metrics. Groups.
When Clothing and Household Items Are Donated
Churches may want to tell taxpayers that generosity is its own reward.
The requirements for substantiating a bag or two of these types of items when giving to the church rummage sale might take hours to complete, Sommerville said, and properly itemizing
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.
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
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.
Faithfulness: God's Goals + Ordinary Actions = Extraordinary Results
It’s great to dream big dreams. It’s greater to be consistent in the small, mundane tasks that make those dreams possible.
Excellence isn't about the days when you feel inspired to take on the world. It's about pushing through the days when you feel like giving up, but don't.
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
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