This past week, I attended a meeting of the local NACBA chapter that invited a guest speaker to address the new IRS guidelines lead by a local CPA specializing in church tax issues and audits. Just to be clear, I didn’t attend this workshop because I love accounting. In fact, during my freshman year in college, […]
Many churches looking to impact their communities via multisite locations or church planting are often faced
In these days when we hear the phrase “separation of church and state” thrown around like it’s the Gospel, it can be confusing to sort out just what’s acceptable behavior in the workplace and in our businesses!
We’ve made the distinction between leadership and management too stark.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mitchell, TX, for example was hit for more than $35 million in a sex abuse claim.
As the multisite and church planting movements continue to become the fastest form of multiplication and community impact, an increasing number of churches are looking to facilities they would lease rather than own. Given this trend, I thought it would be good to offer some insights and tips on negotiating a lease. A few years […]
Leadership “lock-in” (a term I first heard from Seth Godin) is a condition in which leadership believes people are “locked in” to their product, church, political party, etc. It’s a common leadership mistake, but a deadly one that befalls most churches in decline. Perhaps they are the only viable option within their denomination or the […]
The public perception of churches has hit a downward spiral as America becomes more and more “litigation-go-lucky.”
The staff at Church Executive congratulates blogger Tim Cool on the publication of his book