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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.
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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...
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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.
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.
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.
Tiny Budget

5 Ways to Promote Your Church on a Tiny Budget

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.
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5 Mistakes Pastors Frequently Make with Finances

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.
Building Your Church Emergency Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide

Building Your Church Emergency Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide

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.
12 Warning Signs of Potentially Bad Church Hires

12 Warning Signs of Potentially Bad Church Hires

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

How to Make Budget Cuts in a Healthy Way

Budget cuts, when led well, can actually create a healthy season of pruning in the life of a church.
The Top 3 Qualities in a Youth Ministry Hire

The Top 3 Qualities in a Youth Ministry Hire

What one experienced youth minister looks for in a new hire.
Before You Hire That Staff Person: 8 Red Flags

Before You Hire That Staff Person: 8 Red Flags

"A red flag doesn’t necessarily mean that a church should stop recruiting a candidate."
Eight Unintended Consequences of Building a Church Facility to Big

Eight Unintended Consequences of Building a Church Facility Too Big

The great hope that accompanied the building of the facility becomes a great despair.

How Your Building Is Your Killing Your Growth

Senior pastors typically underestimate the impact their building has on their church’s future growth.

6 Questions to Ask BEFORE You Hire an A/V Consultant

Make sure you know what to ask a potential resource for your ministry.

How to Create Buy-in for a Church Building Project

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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