Ministry Matters

How Do You Handle the Stuff People Donate?

A recent mailing from my college alma mater included a list of ways that I could donate to the school, including noncash gifts. Ministries often receive these kinds of donations. When you do, what are your legal, financial and biblical responsibilities? [read more]

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PART 1: How to Talk about Giving at Year-End

Every trip to the mailbox…every time they turn on the TV…whenever they go online, people are deluged with communications designed to get them to spend or give money. How can your organization talk about giving in ways that cut through the communications clutter and get people’s attention? [read more]

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Are You Prepared to Manage Increased Year-end Cash Flow?

If your ministry is one of the many that sees a giving spike at year-end, this is a question you must be able to answer in the affirmative. [read more]

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Part 2: Strategic Planning for the Christmas Season

Whether your church is 100 people or thousands, you have at least one thing in common. More people are likely to visit your campus in December. [read more]

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How Should You Give What You’ve Received?

What’s the best way to reinvest kingdom resources? There are three options that we know are near to God’s heart are orphans, widows and aliens. [read more]

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Rethinking Refinancing

With interest rates still lingering around historically low levels, we often have conversations with church leaders who wonder whether this would be a good time to refinance their mortgages. You may have the same question. As you try to answer it, here are a few things to keep in mind. [read more]

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