Church Growth, Construction, CURRENT ISSUE, FACILITIES, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, MULTI-SITE, Operations, Recreation Centers, Training, WEB EXCLUSIVE, Worship Center
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
I’m a firm believer that everything on earth belongs to God. Our money. Our houses. Our cars. The word of God. Our families. The people we encounter — and the facilities in which we worship. God has entrusted us with the stewarding of all these items.
For me, stewardship is less about what we give and more about taking care of what we have been given — of all that’s entrusted to us.
So, how do we define “entrusted”?
Business Activity, FINANCE, Financial Services, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, LEGAL, RISK MANAGEMENT, Theft/Fraud, WEB EXCLUSIVE
Monday, May 4th, 2015
Now more than ever, all organizations are exposed to risk, including cyber security breaches and internal fraud. Religious institutions — which strive on building a trusting relationship with their members and employees on the foundation of religious beliefs, coupled with tight budgets and limited financial oversight — are even more vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
BLOGS, Church Growth, Communication, Eric Rojas, Human Resources, LEADERSHIP, Outreach, WEB EXCLUSIVE
Friday, April 17th, 2015
Every leader has different skills that make that leader unique. However, at the core of every leader — a coach, a parent, a boss and a project manager — are at least 10 necessary foundational skills needed to thrive.
Business Activity, Conflict, FINANCE, Financial Services, Giving, IRS Compliance, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, LEGAL, RISK MANAGEMENT, Theft/Fraud, WEB EXCLUSIVE
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
Televangelist Creflo Dollar recently came under fire for asking that 200,000 of his followers donate $300 each to buy a $60-million luxury jet for his use. In the wake of bad publicity associated with the request, it appears that he may have cancelled the campaign before reaching his goal. The problem is: What happens to money already collected?
Construction, FACILITIES, Latest News, WEB EXCLUSIVE
Friday, February 20th, 2015
Earlier this month, Kebony wood unveiled its first completed project with ecclesiastical design. It was chosen as the material of choice to create a façade for a new chapel which opened last autumn in Mölndal, Sweden. European churches tend to use traditional building materials for posterity, permanence and durability, so the use of Kebony’s wood in this project allows the chapel a fusion of contemporary style and traditional durability.
Capital Campaigns, Church Growth, Communication, FACILITIES, FINANCE, Giving, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, Outreach, WEB EXCLUSIVE
Friday, February 6th, 2015
On May 18, 2014, Powhatan Community Church (Powhattan, VA) enjoyed its largest single giving day in the church’s 13-year history. And, founder and Senior Pastor Brian C. Hughes reported that the church was on budget to make the most aggressive budget increase in 10 years. All this exceeded the giving increase for which Hughes and his staff’s planned and prayed.
budgeting, Church Growth, Construction, FACILITIES, FINANCE, Financial Services, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, MULTI-SITE, Operations, WEB EXCLUSIVE
Monday, December 1st, 2014
To approve a loan, the bank wants to know the project’s cost. But, to get the cost from a builder, you need a design. And to get a design, you need an architect. And to pay an architect, you need money from the bank!
So, who do you call first? And does it matter which builder, architect or bank you call?
Latest News, WEB EXCLUSIVE
Friday, November 14th, 2014
What you need to know about accepting gifts of tangible personal property and life insurance
Millennials, Uncategorized, WEB EXCLUSIVE
Monday, September 8th, 2014
Q&A with Phil Cooke, co-founder of Cooke Pictures Chances are, you’ve heard Phil Cooke’s name before. According to former CNN journalist Paula Zahn, Cooke is rare — a working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology. He’s produced everything from Super Bowl commercials to creating the most successful Christian media programming of the last […]
Human Resources, LEADERSHIP, WEB EXCLUSIVE
Thursday, August 14th, 2014
In a recent study performed by professors at Stanford University and Harvard Business School