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10 Housing Allowance Tips for Ministers: What Ministers and Churches Need to Know

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.
The Ultimate DIY Guide To Mobile Church Equipment

The Ultimate DIY Guide To Mobile Church Equipment

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.
Beyond vMix - 8 Excellent Live Streaming Apps

Beyond vMix – 8 Excellent Live Streaming Apps

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.
giving

Why People Do Give to Their Church… and Why They Don’t

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.
hire

7 Good Questions Before You Hire For An Open Position

When you hire, make it your goal to achieve greater productivity as well as the health of your staff.
The COMPLETE Church Communicator’s Toolkit

The COMPLETE Church Communicator’s Toolkit

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.
Hiring a Children's Ministry Director

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Children’s Ministry Director

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.
Amy Edmondson

Amy Edmondson: How to Tell If Your Workplace Is Psychologically Safe

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.
cash flow

A Four-Step Action Plan for Churches and Non-Profits to Restore Finances Following the Pandemic

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.
Church Finances

12 Questions That Bring Clarity to Your Church Finances

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.

24 Ways To Expand Your Children’s Ministry Budget

Kathie Phillips gives some great ideas on how to make your kidmin budget go even further.
mobile church

Mobile Church on a Shoe-String Budget – It CAN Be Done!

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...
pastor and staff salaries

Should a Church Show Individual Pastor and Staff Salaries in the Budget?

This question comes to the Church Answers’ team and me a few times a month. It often evokes some pretty strong emotions. Can a...
Buildings and Other Things That Leaders Shape … That Shape the Orgs They Lead

Buildings and Other Things Leaders Shape

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.
Why Giving Stays Strong While Attendance Drops in Churches

Church Finances: Why Giving Stays Strong While Attendance Drops in Churches

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.
6 of the Best Pieces of Hiring Advice I Have Received

6 of the Best Pieces of Hiring Advice I Have Received

Look for people who are passionate about what they get to do more than they are passionate about what they will be called.
Behind on Your Church's Budget: 7 Steps to Get Back on Track

Behind on Your Church’s Budget: 7 Steps to Get Back on Track

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.
6 Systems Every Executive Pastor Needs to Evaluate This Year

6 Systems Every Executive Pastor Needs to Evaluate 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.
messy church 9 Things a Messy Church Building Says

9 Things a Messy Church Building Says

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.
Is it Wise to Hire Family Members?

Is it Wise to Hire Family Members?

We can all cite stories that are great examples of success, and stories that seem more like your worst nightmare.
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Venezuelan Christians Forced to Eat Pages of the Bible and Branded...

Open Doors reported last Friday, February 26, 2021, that four Venezuelan Christians were marked with knives and forced to eat pages of the Bible in a horrific and shocking attack that took place in Libertador, Venezuela.

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Christian Nationalism Podcast Series: Should Your Church Be Alarmed?

In our series on Christian Nationalism, host Jason Daye talks with Dr. Timothy Keller, Franklin Graham, Dr. Samuel Perry, and Dr. Glenn Packiam. You won't want to miss a single episode.