Ministry Matters

When to Finance or Not

The attendance is climbing and the membership is growing. Each Sunday you notice there are fewer empty seats. With three services already in place, you wonder how many more people you can accommodate without having to move or build? It’s a good problem to have, but it means you’ll likely have to consider financing to expand ... [read more]

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When to Build or Not.

You have a good problem—your church attendance is growing and you’re busting at the seams. Having found a great location in the heart of your community, your church has purchased some nice land. Suddenly you’re faced with “the building project.” Once your heart stops... [read more]

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Renting Versus Buying Your Church's Facility

God called you to plant a new church, and you’ve followed his calling. For the last year (or two years or five years), you’ve been renting adequate facilities to meet your congregation’s needs. You have... [read more]

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Best Practices Are Not Always Obvious in Ministry

“As a ministry leader, what does God want from me as I make decisions in financial matters?” It’s a seemingly simple question, but not always easy to answer. In consulting with hundreds of churches across... [read more]

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Handling Cash: A Common-Sense Approach to Securing Your Ministry's Most Liquid Asset

Consider the following scenarios: Newspaper headline reads: “Sticky Fingered Deacon Pads Wallet with Offering Plate Funds.” Nobody wants this humiliating portrayal of their church to appear... [read more]

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Is Your Data Secure?

You’re not as safe as you think. Think for a moment: Where do you keep information about your congregants or donors? In an Excel file on someone’s desktop computer? An Access database housed on your laptop? If someone were to steal your computer, would she suddenly have the names, phone numbers, and addresses... [read more]

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