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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.