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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.
Church Finances

12 Questions That Bring Clarity to Your Church Finances

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.

24 Ways To Expand Your Children’s Ministry Budget

Kathie Phillips gives some great ideas on how to make your kidmin budget go even further.
mobile church

Mobile Church on a Shoe-String Budget – It CAN Be Done!

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...
pastor and staff salaries

Should a Church Show Individual Pastor and Staff Salaries in the Budget?

This question comes to the Church Answers’ team and me a few times a month. It often evokes some pretty strong emotions. Can a...
Buildings and Other Things That Leaders Shape … That Shape the Orgs They Lead

Buildings and Other Things Leaders Shape

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.
Why Giving Stays Strong While Attendance Drops in Churches

Church Finances: Why Giving Stays Strong While Attendance Drops in Churches

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.
6 of the Best Pieces of Hiring Advice I Have Received

6 of the Best Pieces of Hiring Advice I Have Received

Look for people who are passionate about what they get to do more than they are passionate about what they will be called.
Behind on Your Church's Budget: 7 Steps to Get Back on Track

Behind on Your Church’s Budget: 7 Steps to Get Back on Track

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.
6 Systems Every Executive Pastor Needs to Evaluate This Year

6 Systems Every Executive Pastor Needs to Evaluate 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.
messy church 9 Things a Messy Church Building Says

9 Things a Messy Church Building Says

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.
Is it Wise to Hire Family Members?

Is it Wise to Hire Family Members?

We can all cite stories that are great examples of success, and stories that seem more like your worst nightmare.
Tiny Budget

5 Ways to Promote Your Church on a Tiny Budget

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

7 Major Warning Signs When Hiring Staff

Hiring someone to join your staff is one of the coolest things ever, and simultaneously can scare you spitless.
mandated report for abuse

What You Need to Know About Mandated Reporting for Abuse

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.
Building Your Church Emergency Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide

Building Your Church Emergency Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide

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.
12 Warning Signs of Potentially Bad Church Hires

12 Warning Signs of Potentially Bad Church Hires

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.
Who Needs an Executive Pastor Anyway?

Who Needs an Executive Pastor Anyway?

An XP should free the senior pastor up to invest time and energy into prayer and overall vision and leadership.
9 Reasons Your Church Needs a Facility Management Professional

9 Reasons Your Church Needs a Facility Management Professional

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.
Hiring church staff

8 Truths of Hiring Church Staff

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.
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