By Paul Clark I recently hired a young man who will be entering his first experience in vocational church ministry. He will be assuming the role of day-to-day operations for our church, overseeing administration, finances and facilities. He’s a sharp young guy with a great graduate education and all the tools to be successful in [...]
BREA, California—How do those who oversee the finances at Christian churches, schools, mission sending agencies, and other ministries stay informed about key changes that affect their ministries? One way is to gather with peers and learn from experts about the latest legislative, leadership, fundraising, and banking changes. Once again, Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) and [...]
CE Interview: Randy Valimont, Senior Pastor, Griffin First Assembly of God, Griffin, GA At Griffin First Assembly of God, the motto is “One church can change the world.” Randy Valimont, lead pastor since 1993, believes that when a church has a big vision with eternal impact, there are people who will want to support it [...]
By Lily Fowler LOS ANGELES (RNS) – In a matter of days, some 1,400 American pastors are planning to break the law. And they’re likely to get away with it. As part of “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” on Oct. 7, religious leaders across the country will endorse political candidates — an act that flies in the [...]
Few preachers look forward to the opportunity to ask the church for money.
By Carol Pipes NASHVILLE, TN – Nearly 90 percent of pastors believe they should not endorse candidates for public office from the pulpit, according to a recent survey by LifeWay Research. The survey also revealed that 44 percent of pastors personally endorsed candidates, but did so outside of their church role. The survey of 1,000 [...]
Either people are on board with your leadership or not, right? Nope.
The Supreme Court decision on the Obama health care reform
Churches are in the charity business.