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Managing misfortune in a ministerial fashion

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We previously identified that Risk Retention — as opposed to simply buying insurance — can provide a number of very substantial and significant benefits that ultimately can enhance the provision of our ministries. However, it is axiomatic that these values of Risk Retention are diminished (and potentially destroyed) if an entity does not control and mitigate its losses.

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7 ways to equip your church to give generously

How can you equip your congregation to give generously? Here are 7 items to consider. #1: Teach why sacrificial giving is necessary for God’s mission. If what you are giving does not change your lifestyle, then it’s not sacrificial. Not all giving is sacrificial, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Leaving a great tip is […]

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A year-end financial checklist for pastors

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With your packed holiday calendar, you might not think so … but, now is the time to consider your goals for the coming year — and reflect on the past year.

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REMOTE ROUNDTABLE: How Bible study technology can enhance your sermons

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Are you truly maximizing yours? In this Remote Roundtable discussion, four Bible study software experts — and avid users — share their insights.

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What’s new in streaming for the Christmas season?

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From worship services to outreach efforts, extend the reach of your Christmas events by considering all the different ways video streaming can help.

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A giving gut-check

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Your ministry is too important to be left to “going with your gut” or hoping things will work out. Evaluate your generosity strategy for the coming year.

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Counting collections: 3 “good steward” reasons to automate

For Tom Holzheimer, Business Manager at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Parma, OH, automating the counting of collections means he can process more than $13,000 of weekly check donations in less than 10 minutes. Previously, it took him hours. A detailed case study is available here.

Collections are an important part of any church. And, as a church leader, you want to manage your inflow the best way you can.

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Giving goals: 3 ways to give members a ‘gentle nudge’ during the Christmas season

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This time of year is one of the most important times to give folks like me a little ‘nudge.’ On average, more than 20% of all giving to a church comes through in these last two months of the year. Here are a few ways you can gently nudge members of your church and remind them of their giving goals.

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MAXIMIZING YEAR-END GIVING: A panel of experts weighs in

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The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is crucial, financially, for churches — when members determine beneficiaries of their year-end gifts.

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RANDY WRAY: Achieving harmony through “sound” stewardship at East Sunshine Church of Christ

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How a uniquely shaped, acapella-loving worship space (finally!) struck the perfect audio balance with the right loudspeakers.

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