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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid Defend Character and Freedoms of Kicker...

As the Kansas City Chiefs gathered for off-season activities this week, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid faced questions about kicker Harrison Butker's recent polarizing commencement speech.

Mark Yarhouse: How Pastors Can Address Gender Identity With Compassion, Civility,...

Dr. Mark Yarhouse joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how pastors can engage people in the area of gender identity with wisdom and compassion while holding to their convictions.

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