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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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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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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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Keeping the stewardship conversation alive

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Voices on Stewardship was born out of conversations I had with clients, pastors and people at my own church — more folks than I would have imagined telling me that they need additional information and insight to encourage greater generosity among their congregations, especially when it comes to e-Giving.

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Voices on Stewardship seeks to stop slide in church giving

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Voices on Stewardship — a digital content channel that offers inspirational and educational resources to assist churches in developing sustainable ministries — has added new contributors, conversations and materials designed to help increase generosity and address the downward trend in church giving.

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Refinancing — decoding the process

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Amortization. Balloon payment. Adjustable rate. Do these terms have you feeling like Dorothy in Oz? (“Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my!”)

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