Ministry Matters

Internal Controls, Banking Knowledge Can Help Prevent Fraud

Handling ministry money can be a daunting responsibility. As if budgeting, managing cash flow and investing wisely weren’t enough to think about, there’s also the need to protect your donors’ contributions. [read more]

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How Do You Build a Culture of Stewardship?

Is stewardship a discipline or a way of life? Well, the biblical answer is yes. One key to creating a culture of stewardship is to take a holistic approach. How can you craft this kind of your approach for your church? [read more]

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PART 3: Strategic Planning: More Ways to Work Smarter

Monitor regularly and understand risks are two more ways you can work smarter in the New Year. [read more]

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PART 2: How to Talk about Year-End Giving Results

Tell a story, give people options and celebrate results quickly. Now that it’s after Christmas, it’s time to celebrate those results! [read more]

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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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