Estate Gifts: Don’t Get Too Involved
Churches should never recommend a lawyer or a financial planner.
The following excerpt about wills and estate planning is adapted from “Encouraging Estate Gifts in Your Church” in the June 2018 issue of Church Finance Today.
Planning a Pastor’s Retirement
Learn key strategies and find out your options.
Planning a Pastor's Retirement. Learn key strategies and find out your options. For pastors planning to use Social Security for retirement, that option isn't looking promising, either.
Make Your Voice Heard at the Table
3 ways to help get your ideas across when you’re working with men
Here are some of the ways I have learned to do this over time: Planning Helps. So I make sure I take time to prepare for meetings, planning ahead the things I want to get across.
The Top 10 Church Management Articles of 2017
Immigration law, hurricane response, the housing allowance: what readers kept clicking on this year.
10. “9 Tips for Planning a Safe VBS” by Caitlin Edwards. How to prepare for this significant summer event. Planning a productive (and short) meeting in which everyone gets a voice.
9 Tips for Planning a Safe VBS
How to prepare for this significant summer event.
9 Tips for Planning a Safe VBS. How to prepare for this significant summer event. If you haven't thought about it yet this year, consider this your warning: it's time to start planning.
4 Ways to Invite God into Your Planning Meetings
Put the ministry back in your administration.
4 Ways to Invite God into Your Planning Meetings. Learn More. Every February my church leadership team begins the process of planning the next year's budget.
Making the Leap from Marketplace to Ministry
Five truths to keep in mind when God calls you to a big career change
Suddenly, at the age of 36, without a lot of planning or fanfare, I found myself in full-time ministry for the first time and completely unaware of the differences between business and
Retirement Savings and the Rule of 72s
What pastors and church staff can learn about the power of compounding.
years. Go deeper on retirement planning for pastors and church leaders in the November/December 2017 issue of Church Law & Tax Report. Attorney
The Illusion Of Pastoral Control In A Small Church
If you’re a small church pastor who’s been frustrated with your inability to gain control of the church, stop trying. There's a better way.
Making sense of – let alone controlling – the complex and elusive web of personalities and relationships in a small church is much harder than planning a sermon series, hiring staff
Church Cell Tower Leases and Zoning Laws
How to navigate the process smoothly and with minimal problems.
If churches can hide the antennas, planning boards and zoning boards won't give them a hard time. They will always work with the planning board to come up with a design solution.
Lead from Where You Are
Give to others from your own walk with God.
Finish the leadership team agenda. Start Bible study outline. Counseling appointment at 11 am Strategic planning meeting at 2 pm Finalize next semester's small-group curriculum.
The Autism-Friendly Church
How your church can welcome those with autism.
of the family of God. However, making this a reality requires some planning to meet the unique needs associated with autism. Most young people with
Planning for Facility Repairs and Ongoing Maintenance
Facilities expert says ignoring facility issues can be extremely costly in the long run.
Planning for Facility Repairs and Ongoing Maintenance. Facilities expert says ignoring facility issues can be extremely costly in the long run. Interview by Bobby Ross Jr.
The Extra Job in My Head
How to take a mental break when your mind is filled with reminders of your to-do list
He takes care of our taxes, the insurance, and booking flights for our vacations. If I didn't do the grocery shopping, sheet changing, or social planning, he'd pick up the slack.