3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
So, while I'm not usually one for tips and tricks of the trade, I'd like to offer you testimony of our experience and God's faithfulness in the hopes of giving struggling co-pastors some
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.
While large churches spend their time balancing percentages, designing requisition sheets, and tracking an increase or decrease of giving as one measurement of the church's health
Responding to Injuries at Church
What to do when employees or volunteers get hurt.
Churches can also blur the lines if they begin to pay volunteers. If you start giving volunteers cash or a cash equivalent, they may end up being considered an employee.
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
I was not paid to serve in this way, nor was I given an “upfront” role. I was merely one of a team of servants giving of my time, energy, and gifts to serve the church.
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
5 Preaching Styles In 25 Years (Here's What I Changed And Why)
Our language keeps changing, our common experiences are fewer, and universal illustrations no longer are.
Giving into those realities often does more to dumb things down than lift the message up. Simply put, people process their information in different ways than they used to.
Hosting John McCain's Memorial Service
Pastor Noe Garcia shares his priorities for the late senator's funeral.
I have a two-fold goal: honoring Senator McCain and his family while at the same time giving people the hope of the gospel through the welcome and through the close.
New Music Is Not Worth Fighting For – So What Is?
Change may be necessary. But we need to get there by fighting the important battles, not the trivial ones.
Even if it means giving up that cool, new method we really love – or abandoning the older method we're comfortable with. View as Single Page Page:12Next.
The Technophobe's Ministry Survival Guide
Simple ideas you can start today, regardless of church size or know-how.
Start Accepting. Providing online giving through your church website can increase the size, frequency, and regularity of people's giving. Online Giving Resources:
Six Tips for Taking Center Stage
Make a smooth transition from associate to lead pastor.
Things other people said and did suddenly became more hurtful. I have wrestled with balancing self-care with giving my best to a deserving congregation.
Who Should Know What People Give?
A look at six perspectives.
Thom Rainer. The question "Who should be able to see individual church giving records?" is difficult to answer. He or she is the only one who has access to giving records.
Should Churches Have Email Newsletters?
Six reasons your church might benefit from this.
Increased awareness of online giving increases stewardship. If your church has online giving, reminding your members about that option in your weekly email newsletter is a must.
Three Benefits of Bulletin Inserts
And why limiting the number of inserts is important.
1. They can help draw attention to special events or giving opportunities. These special envelopes drew attention to the emphasis and undoubtedly led to greater giving.
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps.
others with more freedom and joy. —Michelle Van Loon, author, speaker, and lay leader. Giving too Much of Myself Away. As a pastor and because I love