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8 Reminders About Supplemental Income Projects
Take these necessary precautions.
Thom Rainer. Image: JESHOOTS.COM / Unsplash. I understand what a challenge it can be to focus on ministry when finances are tight. Remember they are your first line of ministry.
Hey, Fletch: How Can We Fix Our New Giver Email?
Tips for making your emails to new donors effective and accessible.
A new donor email should be reviewed every six months. Check the text to make sure it's fresh and up-to-date. Input the latest ministry story. Click all the links!
Church Renovation Blind Spots
Why we sometimes miss obvious problems with our facilities.
Ouch. Talk about feeling convicted. And clueless. I realized changing the nursery was not just a facility issue, but really a ministry issue. When facility issues are ministry issues.
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
My friend and I have grown to respect, and even cherish, the differences in our particular styles of ministry. Eventually it helped unveil my own desire to enter ministry.
That Discussion You’re Dreading Is a Ministry Opportunity
How to dive into crucial conversations without clamming up or lashing out.
That Discussion You're Dreading Is a Ministry Opportunity. How sleep. They are crucial conversations, and they occur with excruciating frequency in ministry.
In Defense of the Children’s Sermon
How we’ve made those five minutes of our service some of the most influential—for kids and adults.
We recommend this Building Church Leaders training tool: Children's Ministry: Kids and Church Children's Ministry: Kids and Church BCLStore.com. Learn More.
3 Tips for an Effective Communication Strategy
Start making a plan today.
And if you've been in ministry for any amount of time, you know how difficult communication can be. So how can your church office create an effective communication strategy?
Hey, Fletch: Why Does Our Church Need an Executive Pastor?
Tips for convincing leadership that the executive pastor role is a necessary one.
Churches of all sizes deal with complex budgets, the Affordable Care Act, ministry strategy, child safety, security to prevent an active shooter, hiring and termination, legal issues, staff
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.
Here it is. Our church will never make a decision about doing a ministry based on what we can or can't afford. Put God In Charge of Ministry Decisions.
How to Ensure Fair Salaries for Your Church Staff
Find out more about an exciting new compensation resource for your ministry.
How to Ensure Fair Salaries for Your Church Staff. Find out more about an exciting new compensation resource for your ministry. Caitlin Edwards. Image: rawpixel.com / Unsplash.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
Lately, I've been thinking about emotions and pastoral ministry— particularly, when it comes to qualities like managing self-awareness and developing relational empathy with those I've
When the Path to Ministry Is an Obstacle Course
What if the things that seem to get in the way of ministry actually qualify us for it?
When the Path to Ministry Is an Obstacle Course. What if the things that seem to get in the way of ministry actually qualify us for it? Read as Single Page
When Expenses Are Higher than Your Budget
Does your policy have the answer on what to do?
many churches. For example, a church operating budget will typically include line items for each of the church's main areas of ministry operations. Line