I've never coached or consulted a church that told me they had too much money. That's why these 12 questions to bring clarity to church finances are helpful for every church.
Kathie Phillips gives some great ideas on how to make your kidmin budget go even further.
Several years ago, I helped transition our church from a single-site church to a 3-campus multisite church. One of our new locations was going...
This question comes to the Church Answers’ team and me a few times a month. It often evokes some pretty strong emotions. Can a...
There are moments in a ministry or organization that form the culture. Moments where there is clarity of belief or direction. Moments where memories are made. Moments where people are invited to internalize and commit to what is most important.
Here is a strange trend that may affect your church finances: While more than half of all churches are in some form of attendance decline, a segment of these declining churches experiences either stability in giving or an increase in giving at the same time people are leaving.
Some churches will meet and exceed their budgets this year. But there are far more churches (maybe yours?) who will “just get by” or who won’t reach their church budget this year.
There is one positive reason I can think of for a church having a messy church building, but I've failed to see that reason lived out in actuality.
We can all cite stories that are great examples of success, and stories that seem more like your worst nightmare.
Do you want to invite more people to visit your church service or church event? Are you looking for the most cost-effective ways to advertise your church.
Should pastors be involved in church finances? Working with different churches over the years, I’ve seen lots of approaches and believe there are the five primary church finance mistakes pastors make.
As a church leader you’re responsible for the safety of those who come to your church, and that starts with having a church emergency plan in place.
No church wants to make a bad hire, but many do. Sometimes that happens despite search teams, elders, etc., doing their job well—but it also happens because the team ignores some warning signals.
Budget cuts, when led well, can actually create a healthy season of pruning in the life of a church.
What one experienced youth minister looks for in a new hire.
"A red flag doesn’t necessarily mean that a church should stop recruiting a candidate."
The great hope that accompanied the building of the facility becomes a great despair.
Senior pastors typically underestimate the impact their building has on their church’s future growth.
Make sure you know what to ask a potential resource for your ministry.
If your church has ever been through a building project, then you know that you need buy-in before any project can get off the ground.
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