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The Two Biggest Mistakes Churches Make With Money
The answer to bad stewardship isn’t more money or more faith. It’s better stewardship.
Church LeadershipMay 16, 2018. The Two Biggest Mistakes Churches Make With Money The answer to bad stewardship isn't more money or more faith. And in many cases, it's not faith.
Violence at Churches in 2017
The most violent year for faith-based organizations in the United States.
Violence at Churches in 2017. The most violent year for faith-based organizations in the United States. Carl Chinn. Image: Jaromir Chalabala / EyeEm / Getty Images.
Deadlines Extended for Forms 1095-B and 1095-C
IRS pushes due date to March 2018.
The IRS has also extended relief for reporting entities that can show that they have made good-faith efforts to comply with the information- reporting requirements of Forms 1095-B and
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
Likewise, Christians who never listen to those from other parts of the world can assume the only way to practice the faith is the way you were taught and have gotten used to.
Church Growth: Use The Principles, Don’t Buy The Hype
When it comes to church growth and health, we need to lower the volume and listen with both discernment and faith.
When it comes to church growth and health, we need to lower the volume and listen with both discernment and faith. Discernment, not cynicism. Faith, not naïveté.
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood
5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry.
They nourish our faith with simple acts of love and push us in the direction of God's calling. Amy Simpson writes this about spiritual mothers: Her faith in me made me who I am today.
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
Choosing Faith. I have witnessed people who go through their toughest storms in life, remaining very calm and collected while standing on their faith in God to deliver them.
Poured Out for the Church
Releasing the desire to be right, even when you’ve been wronged
of the Shepherd. Forgiveness is the path―we know it is. We preach it week after week, the hallmark of Christian faith and practice. Forgiving 70 times
Take Delight in Your Passions
The story of Juana Ines de la Cruz reminds us that God instills passions within us that he can use for his glory.
Was she ready to demonstrate her true faith through acts of submission, all in the name of obedience, piety, propriety? An Insatiable Thirst for Knowledge.
Helping People Connect Faith and Work
These churches send out engineers, teachers, artists, and lawyers as missionaries to their cities.
Helping People Connect Faith and Work. The following diagram illustrates the way we envision faith, work, and economic (FWE) integration in the local church.
I Discipled a Murderer
When people don't change, are our efforts in vain?
As time went by, I found opportunities to share more about my faith and ministry. But when they have setbacks or turn away from the faith, it can be heartbreaking.
To Fight Discouragement, Fan Your Flame
Times of discouragement are inevitable in ministry, but we can learn to combat them.
He had suffered much persecution for his faith and even wrote the letter of 2 Timothy from a prison cell in Rome. Paul tells Timothy, and now all of us
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
parents. This is a bit ironic because the two men whose teachings have formed the foundations of our faith practices—Jesus and Paul—were neither!
What Leaders Can Learn from Violent Incidents at Churches
2016 statistics show churches should look for signs of domestic abuse.
In 2016, violent deaths were more frequent at faith-based organizations than at schools, and in comparing 2016 to the most recent 10 years, it was the second in the number of violent
Making the Leap from Marketplace to Ministry
Five truths to keep in mind when God calls you to a big career change
After finding Christ, she began sharing her new faith with so many others that even her friends observed she might have a new calling, which led her to seminary and then ordination.