A clear financial plan, including a sound investment policy, protects a church, its ministries and its people from a potentially devastating financial misstep. However, did you know this same plan can actually drive better giving, too? John Regan, Partner and Chief Investment Officer at New York-based Permanens Capital, which counts among its clients several large churches […]Read More >
By Louis P. Barbarin, CPA Perhaps you have heard of or read about ‘financial wellness’ in the workplace. It’s one of the new buzzwords used to describe the range of financial services that some companies are making available to their employees. So, just what is financial wellness? According to Tom Rath and Jim Harter, leaders […]Read More >
Statistics show that giving online is increasing year over year. Other methods for giving are also gaining momentum — via text message and mobile phone.Read More >
Measuring and exploring key performance indicators (KPIs) for your ministry can help in the navigation of both risks and opportunities.Read More >
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.Read More >
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.Read More >
Collections are an important part of any church. And, as a church leader, you want to manage your inflow the best way you can.Read More >
The capital campaign has always been a powerful way for church leaders to focus attention and resources toward reaching a God-inspired vision for your ministry. And while the timeless principles will never change, the best approach to funding your vision has always — and will always — evolve as the landscape of ministry evolves.
In fact, we’re living through one of those evolutions right now.Read More >
Over the past 30 years, I’ve sat in business meetings with pastors and board members and watched them cringe (literally) when required to review yet another financial report from the business office. Their eyes glaze over, and they begin doodling and drawing pictures on the financial statements.Read More >
With 13 locations (and growing!), Seacoast Church’s vision proved to be beyond its previous financial partner’s comfort level.
The challenge: find one that understands who the church is, what it wants to do, why… and how to make it happen.Read More >