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4 Critical Roles of Church Administration

Church administration is the place where the church demonstrates the gospel message and priorities. Church administration is where the church walks the walk in a way that supports the gospel talk.
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Asking for a Raise … 10 Tips Your Executive Pastor Wants You to Know

Don’t Say These 5 Things When Asking Your Executive Pastor for a Raise
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How a Church Directory Connects Members During Tough Times

Throughout the pandemic, directories and the important information they contain have kept church members linked, strengthened their bonds and helped to ensure that everyone feels loved and valued.
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My First Four Lessons as an Executive Pastor

Do you know the distinguishing differences between being the leader and supporting the leader?
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7 Church Hiring Mistakes That Could Cost You Thousands

I firmly believe that if you take these recruiting tips and apply them—and avoid the hiring pitfalls—you will literally save more than $100K in the long run.
organizational change

True Organizational Change Requires a Little Chaos

The process of organizing the business keeps you in business. Unfortunately, organizational change can just as quickly be the beginning of the end
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3 Ways a Disorganized Leader Holds the Team Back

It is bad leadership for leaders to shrug their shoulders and laugh about their disorganized leadership.
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How to Develop a Great Administrative Assistant

A great administrative assistant can become your partner and one of your most powerful assets as a leader when you work as a team.
how to start a church

3 Perspectives on How to Start a Church With Little to No Money

When it comes to how to start a church, two things are certain: (1) God can provide, and (2) people matter more than money.
ministry expenses

Doubling the Value of a Pastor’s Ministry Expenses

All ministers have ministry expenses. What many churches and ministers don’t realize is the value to a church and to a minister in implementing an Accountable Reimbursement Plan for ministry expenses, especially in light of recent tax law changes.
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The Top 3 Project Delivery Methods for Your Successful Building Project

One of the most crucial steps in the early stages of planning for a church building project is choosing the right project delivery method. Each delivery system has its characteristic advantages and disadvantages depending on the type and size of the project.
transition management

Four States Of Transition Management

What is missing from nearly every change process is transition management. It’s helpful to understand why a change process isn’t sufficient for most change efforts.
99 Questions When Hiring a Worship Pastor

99 Questions When Hiring a Worship Pastor

What I have found over the years through consulting and numerous conversations with senior pastors and executive pastors is that they simply don’t know what to ask when hiring a worship pastor.
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Thinking of Starting a New Ministry?

If you’ve ever dreamed of starting a new ministry, here’s some exciting news. There is an option that’s generally less expensive and a lot simpler start a new ministry. We call it a Charitable C. 
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Who Qualifies for Minister Tax Status?

A common misconception about minister tax status is that it is only available to ordained ministers. The IRS criteria for church staff members to qualify for minister tax status is a lot more inclusive than you might expect.
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The Absence of Trust : 4 Keys to Rebuild When It’s Broken

Trust is foundational to all communal endeavors—whether they revolve around accomplishing an organizational objective, or making a marriage work. In the absence of trust, your team cannot succeed.

Why Is Retirement So Different for Ministers?

For proper retirement planning, the first key element is that every minister should have a clergy-specific 403(b) retirement plan to preserve and maximize their amazing tax benefits. These plans are designed for ministry tax benefits and offer unique tax advantages available only to ministers.
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5 Results Every Pastor and Church Desires From a Building Project

No matter what size of building project, the responsibility of your building partner is to help you navigate all the hurdles, obstacles, and challenges with as little interruption to your main focus – ministry – as possible.
social security

Social Security and the Minister: What It Means to “Opt Out” 

Social Security issues for ministers and their ability to opt out of Social Security on their ministry income is so different than for secular employees. It’s very important to a minister’s financial future to understand Social Security and what the rules and consequences are for any action. 
housing allowance

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.
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