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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.
How Your Church Can Benefit from ‘The Roseto Effect’
What a tiny town in Pennsylvania tells us about life-giving community.
I felt like a greeter at Wal-Mart: “Yes, we have all our studies on aisle nine, and you can choose your missions adventure in the seasonal section.” I restrained myself, as the last thing
Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith
When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in ministry.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The healthier the church is, the more Christians mobilize into outward-looking teams to start new groups. New churches. New missions. New movements.
The Phil Vischer Podcast: Ep 54- Heretical Pope?, Boy Scouts (again), & Bad Short Term Missions
Anthropologist & podcast guest Brian Howell talks about rethinking short term missions.
The Phil Vischer Podcast: Ep 54- Heretical Pope?, Boy Scouts (again), & Bad Short Term Missions. Anthropologist & podcast guest Brian Howell talks
Offer Support, Not Shame
10 things I’ve learned while walking with wives of sexual offenders
WomenLeaders.com - Article
divorce. If you stay with him, you will never see my children. My personal favorite is this: You'll never have a future in ministry or missions or leadership. A
Churches: Important January 31 Deadline Looms
Why leaders must remember this important tax-related task.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
critical dates, deadlines, and reminders. It covers everything from W-2s to gas mileage to overseas missions trips to cash reserves. Don't miss out this year.
Part 2: Raising Up Women for Ministry Leadership: Tales from the Trenches
When I kept my mouth shut, the Holy Spirit led my team to a new depth of unity
WomenLeaders.com - Article
in one of two ways: either it's the "love is patient, love is kind" crowd who believe that we must be soft toward each other regardless of circumstance or the "missions and martyrs
The Technophobe's Ministry Survival Guide
Simple ideas you can start today, regardless of church size or know-how.
of your church. What does your website say about your church? Does it reflect your church values, missions, and physical presence? There are a number
Is Your Church a Pipeline, Portal, or Platform?
The amount of life transformation you're seeing may depend on your answer.
Internet. Sites like Google, Yahoo!, and Kayak are the doors we enter first to discover our myriad of options. Think of your last ministry or missions fair. Each
People Won't Commit to the Church Any More? Don't You Believe It
The way people make commitments is changing. Unhealthy churches whine about it. Healthy churches do something about it.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Ask for a missions or building pledge, and people would do it. Mention the need for Sunday School volunteers and folks would commit every week for decades. Not any more.
After Gas Station Break-In, Churchgoers Rally to the Pumps
How a Georgia church helped save a burglary victim's business just by filling their tanks.
congregation of about 1,800 members, had already been discussing a desire to more intentionally engage their immediate community, rather than solely focus on overseas missions.
Loving the Neighborhood Mosque—on Its Own Terms
When thousands of Muslims visited its community, one Houston church stepped in to serve.
It's not unusual, of course, to see church youth groups doing service work—from nursing home visits to school beautification projects, local missions are a part of most every church.
Small ≠ Broken: 5 Steps to Greatness In a Small Church
You don’t need one more person, one more dollar or one more square foot of building to start being a great church.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
You don't need one more person, one more dollar or one more square foot of building to start being a great church.
The Word Made Fresh
Innovators are finding creative ways to get people engaged with Scripture.
The International House of Prayer in Kansas City is a missions base known for its non-stop, live worship music. Somewhere close to 800 missions base
Seeing in the Dark, Part 2
An interview with Michelle Tessendorf, Executive Director of Orchard: Africa
WomenLeaders.com - Article
sub-Saharan Africa has had hundreds of years of Christian missions, and we could lose all of the ground we've won in one generation if the church does not step up and see there are
The Ways People Give at Church
In which areas of the church budget do people give the most?
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
Beyond that, more than 80 percent of a church's most generous donors contribute to missions and the benevolence fund. In what areas are your congregants most generous?
Seeing in the Dark, Part 1
An interview with Michelle Tessendorf, Executive Director of Orchard: Africa
WomenLeaders.com - Article
What is your specific role with Orchard: Africa? I am one of the founders, and currently the executive director. I'm also an ordained pastor. So my role is also senior missions pastor.
Why No One Cares About Your Mission Statement – And Neither Should You
The only real hope that a church will follow through on their mission statement is when it’s based on what the church is already doing.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The only real hope that a church will follow through on their mission statement is when it's based on what the church is already doing.
How Your Church Feels About Money
What counts as ‘financial wisdom’ depends on your context.
The Christian education committee, the missions committee, and the music committee become competing interests, each crusading for more resources.
My Local Vision
The Book of Jeremiah and my longing to see beyond the veil in a local coffee shop.
My Local Vision. The Book of Jeremiah and my longing to see beyond the veil in a local coffee shop. Mandy Smith. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. Image: Seth Hahne.
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