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Measuring ministry activities

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Measuring and exploring key performance indicators (KPIs) for your ministry can help in the navigation of both risks and opportunities.

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Satellite expansion from the lender’s view

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Satellite expansion can help manage a church’s growth in attendance. There are do’s and don’ts for dealing with lenders and church expansion locations.

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Financing projects — borrowing vs. capital campaign

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When your ministry is planning a project, options for financing are to borrow, have a capital campaign, or save. A mix of all three is also possible.

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5 signs you might be due for an insurance checkup

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Check-ups for church insurance help to assess the church’s needs and determine if limits are accurate. This ensures lack of overpayment and full coverage

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Options are key to making building decisions

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Building a facility: making informed choices Decisions concerning building new facilities — or expanding existing ones — are among the most important issue any church leader will have to consider. As experienced decision-makers at any church have learned, it is concern beyond funding; building decisions must consider questions such as: • Is the space large […]

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How mobile giving cuts time, heartache out of your staff’s week

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Your staff members have BIG jobs. Few have enough time to do all that’s on their plates. Sometimes, God provides through technology — and it’s miraculous.

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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 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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