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5 Big Ideas for Generous Churches
Want your people to give with joy? Here’s what it’s going to take.
It's also not just another “missions and outreach” program to have more money to give away. Both will happen, but neither should be your church's reason for emphasizing generosity.
Create Your Church’s Vision Statement
It starts with a dream
This is achieved through their mission statement. All ministries should possess two missions: Internal mission: Connection must be at the center of every group's purpose.
4 Ways Your Church Can Help People Simplify Christmas
If we want people to slow down, simplify and learn the joy of giving, our church needs to be a place they can do that.
The money is held in their church accounts until it's needed to help them pay for a church retreat, camp, youth convention, missions trip, etc. 2. Teach The Kids To Give.
Faith and Law Are Key Reasons for Vaccinations
Why ministry is helped when church leaders consider creating vaccination policies.
We don't think so. In the latest issue of Christianity Today, Dr. Matthew Loftus, who was himself almost killed from the side effects of a vaccination taken for a medical missions trip, writes,.
How a Small Congregation Fed 145,000 People
God is using 124 people from this historic congregation to support a big ministry.
How a Small Congregation Fed 145,000 People. God is using 124 people from this historic congregation to support a big ministry. Amy Simpson. 0; tweet;
11 Places for Greeters
Has your church considered all of these placement opportunities?
information. Chuck Lawless currently serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern Seminary. You
Helping People Connect Faith and Work
These churches send out engineers, teachers, artists, and lawyers as missionaries to their cities.
to integrate this theology into their respective congregations through four main “arteries”: pastoral practice, corporate worship, discipleship/ spiritual formation, and outreach/missions.
Split The Tithe
Give half to the church and half to missions.
Give half to the church and half to missions. In an effort to cultivate a more hands-on approach to missions, Colorado Community Church has come up with a new take on tithing.
Q&A: Sleeping Arrangements for Minors
Safeguards to protect youth and your ministry.
Richard Hammar. Q: Our church is sending a group of high school students on a 10-day missions trip. What sleeping arrangements would result in the least risk?
Church Size Is About Personal Preference, Nothing More
As long as your preferences are about positive opportunities, not negative excuses, it doesn't matter what size of church you go to.
While some studies show that small churches have more new converts, adult baptisms, calls into ministry and missions giving per capita than big churches, others suggest that big
6 Steps to Prevent Fraud
Protect your church from fraudulent activities.
For one-time deals (such as short-term missions trips), set up processes with good record-keeping and documentation requirements. Maintain regular communication with vendors.
Leading to the Ends of the Earth
How to reach beyond your church by investing within your church
on their hearts. It's important that you give them freedom, encouragement, and resources to fulfill their missions. Loving Your Community. Those who
A Pastor's Final Blessing
A minister to those at sea gives one last benediction.
Over time Roald became an authority on missions to sailors, sea merchants, and longshoremen. The books he wrote on the subject were based on his
12 Frequent Burdens of Church Staff
Address these common frustrations to help those serving thrive.
Church Staff. Chuck Lawless currently serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern Seminary. You
15 All-too-Common Church Facility Problems
Set a high standard for maintenance, safety, and overall look of your building.
19, 2014. Chuck Lawless currently serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern Seminary. You can
How Millennials View Church Finances
A wise stewardship of funds is desired by today's young adult
They are looking to see if the church truly is a Great Commission church or a church seeking great comfort. They are asking questions about the dollars given to missions.
3 Steps for Avoiding Financial Crisis
How to create a healthy and God-honoring budget.
Track the actual money that is given to people and causes outside the church. This is not just about giving 10 percent to missions, although that might be one step in the process.
Follow the Money Trail
How churches can be more open with their finances.
The business administrator of the church was strident about reminding the congregation that 10 percent—a whopping $340,000—went to missions each year.