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Balance Family and Ministry During the Christmas Season?

For a busy church planter, the lines between ministry and family can easily blur during this time of year. How can you keep that blurring in check with a deliberate life balance? Here are a few thoughts. [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded

Give Your Team Gifts that Mean More than Money

December + Christmas = Giving Gifts to Your Team. And for many ministry leaders, the go-to gift for their team members is bonuses. Before you cut those checks, you may want to read a Harvard Business Review article that questions the motivational power of money. [read more]

Category: Ministry Matters

Thanksgiving: A Good Time to Tackle the “Loneliness Epidemic

Biblical Generosity is the recognition that God owns everything and that we, as the great recipients of his grace and love, enjoy the privilege of participating in God’s care for others. [read more]

Category: Common Cents

Is Digital Giving Less Spiritual?

Stop just talking about digital giving. Now is the time to implement it! Digital giving is the smart way to curb declining revenue. It’s time to make digital giving a priority [read more]

Category: Ministry Matters

Fun, Hands-On Lessons to Jump Start Kids’ Financial Future

What if kids could understand how money works from early on, learning to use money as a tool instead of a scarce resource. [read more]

Category: Common Cents

Church Planting: Cash Flows Well When It’s Managed Wisely

Managing cash flow is a ministry function that nobody notices until you’re suddenly short on cash. It can be a challenge to have adequate cash during a time of year when giving traditionally dips. How can you wisely manage cash this summer? To find out, we asked executive pastors at several sending churches around the country. Four themes emerged from these conversations. [read more]

Category: Ministry Matters