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.
Kathie Phillips gives some great ideas on how to make your kidmin budget go even further.
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...
This question comes to the Church Answers’ team and me a few times a month. It often evokes some pretty strong emotions. Can a...
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.
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.
Look for people who are passionate about what they get to do more than they are passionate about what they will be called.
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.
The best executive pastors sit at the intersection of vision and reality. That is to say, they spend their time balancing the bright future of the church on one hand and the facts of where the church is today on the other.
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.
We can all cite stories that are great examples of success, and stories that seem more like your worst nightmare.
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.
Hiring someone to join your staff is one of the coolest things ever, and simultaneously can scare you spitless.
Many states require pastors and church leaders to report allegations of abuse. But many pastors don't feel confident they can follow the laws on abuse reporting. This video helps answer their questions about mandated reporting for abuse.
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.
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.
An XP should free the senior pastor up to invest time and energy into prayer and overall vision and leadership.
Facilities represents a large part of any church’s asset base and annual expenses, yet doesn’t usually receive the same attention that other facets of the organization garner.
One of the facts of leading a growing ministry is that you are going to have to get really good at hiring a great team.