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14 Principles Of Effective Church Administration

Dr. Dwight Riddick's remark was “Operate the church like a business? Yes, but elevate that. Operate the church like the Bible says.  Good businesses get their ideas from the Bible. If the church does good Bible, it will do good business.” That's effective church administration.

5 Mistakes Pastors Make with Church 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.

3 Places Your Pastoral Skills Must Be at Least Average

You must be at least average in these important pastoral skills or those weaknesses will overshadow your strengths.

How to Share Your Church Financial Report With the Congregation

Like any family, the church needs money to take care of its members and to do its job with a church financial report to congregation.

Post COVID-19: Is the Church Collection Plate a Thing of the Past?

Long before the pandemic hit, many churches in America had already shifted to online giving, so when the lockdown began, the lack of physical attendance had little impact on their donations. What is happening to the church collection plate?

Jesus Never Told Us to Fill Church Buildings

Jesus didn’t tell us to “work really hard to gather people into large crowds to fill up your church buildings. Then I’ll know that you love me.”

Are Pastors Mandated Reporters Regarding Child Abuse?

Are pastors mandated reporters regarding child abuse? The laws vary by state, and some states are even in the process of changing their laws. Here's what you need to know if you work in a church.

Does YOUR Church Have Social Media Guidelines (You Should!)

Do you have social media guidelines for your church/staff? You should. Unfortunately, as this is such new territory for churches, few do.

You Can Recover From Burnout: 12 Keys to Finding Your New Normal

To recover from burnout and overwhelm, you need better patterns, not just a better attitude.

5 GTD Apps to Simplify Your Processes

“Getting Things Done” isn’t about being superhuman. It’s about having the right tools and using them effectively. With GTD apps, it’s more Batman than Superman.

7 Skills for Effective Church Administration

I believe there are some helpful skills for those who want to lead in church administration to not only care for and disciple the people in the church now, but actually grow and be healthy at the same time

Creating a Church Annual Report

If your church's fiscal year ends this summer, it’s almost that time of year again. Time to create your church annual report.

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.

Here’s the Data on Church Performance During the Pandemic

Christianity Today compiled survey statistics from Associated Press, Pew Research, and the American Family Survey, asking people their opinions on church performance during the pandemic. 

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.

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

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.

My First Four Lessons as an Executive Pastor

Do you know the distinguishing differences between being the leader and supporting the leader?

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.

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

At Many Churches, Pandemic Hits Collection Plates, Budgets

Churches are seeing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in their collection plates, as an untold number of congregations across the U.S. have struggled to stay afloat financially and minister to their flocks during the pandemic.

Kyle Idleman: Why We Must Do Ministry One Person at a...

Kyle Idleman joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what he has learned from Jesus about pastoring one person at a time, even at one of the largest churches in the U.S.

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