The IRS tax code allows ministers to designate part of their compensation as Housing Allowance. When understood and implemented fully, this can be a lifelong tax advantage for all ministers.
It doesn’t have to cost you 25 grand or more to put together a mobile church setup. (That is what one company was charging for their smallest system.) It just takes knowing what equipment you need and where to get it.
Different broadcasters have different needs but with today’s live streaming apps, it is easy to get professional results without spending a lot of money.
The commands to give are clear and unambiguous. Obedience in the Christ life is always about the heart. It’s wanting to find out what God wants, and then wanting to do it. It’s the wonderful dynamic of having Him as both Forgiver and Leader.
When you hire, make it your goal to achieve greater productivity as well as the health of your staff.
Leveraging the right set of tools can help you be more efficient and productive. So here’s a church communicator's toolkit to help you ease or even cut through the noise.
The children's ministry director is one of the most critical hires you can make. Here are great questions to use when hiring your children's ministry director.
Harvard professor Amy Edmondson, author of The Fearless Organization, challenged leaders to encourage innovation and to risk “intelligent failure” during her 2020 Global Leadership Summit message.
Charitable donations are often the first spending to be cut and the last to return during a financial crisis. Here are some ideas for churches to jumpstart their cash flow during such a time.
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.
Look for people who are passionate about what they get to do more than they are passionate about what they will be called.
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.
The best executive pastors sit at the intersection of vision and reality. That is to say, they spend their time balancing the bright future of the church on one hand and the facts of where the church is today on the other.
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.