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Considering a new loan, or refinancing an existing one? Here’s what you need to know.


How debt-elimination capital campaigns create margin for ministry

By Joseph Sangl and Chad Aukland Churches today are facing substantial challenges as a result of debt. Prior to the economic downturn, it was easy to obtain financing for major projects. With the economic downturn and resulting lending restrictions, these churches are experiencing budget crunches and refinancing challenges. This, combined with individual giving declines, has […]


Reframing the debt-reduction campaign

The right approach can recast a church’s vision and pave the way for future growth.


Negotiating pastor salary


For pastors, discussing compensation is a necessary — but often stressful — conversation.


Keep it in the fairway


Some fundamental “mechanics” can help a religious organization determine if it’s prepared to borrow.


Good Steward Award 2013: Financial Transparency / Fundraising

In the area of Finance, Christ Community Church (CCC) in Milpitas, CA received one of the highest ratings ever recorded on the Transforming Church Index


A solid fundraising foundation


A capital campaign expert offers his best insights about timing, transparency and technology.


3 ways technology can drive facilities-focused capital campaigns

Technology has changed how funds are collected for facilities-focused church capital campaigns. After all, one of the most critical components of any generosity campaign is making it easy to give.


Missouri Synod encourages gifts on ‘Giving Tuesday’

ST. LOUIS — With the launch of its “Give Graciously, Give Globally” campaign, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is joining the second annual “Giving Tuesday” effort held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and asking people around the world to make a difference through charitable giving on a single day. Giving Tuesday, which will be observed this year […]